McKay Tye Second, HPU Men’s Golf Fourth at The Bash at the Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Freshman McKay Tye of the High Point University men’s golf team sits second in the individual standings after two rounds of The Bash at the Beach hosted by Appalachian State in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tye carded a 71 during Monday’s second round to remain six-under for the tournament.

“We struck the ball very well today, so that was positive for the Panthers,” said head coach Greg Flesher. “We are a much better putting team than we showed today and I know we will come out tomorrow with more commitment and confidence. I was proud of McKay, he played relaxed, with great tempo and made a couple of great birdies on the back nine. Charles Valluzzo was steady and Tommy Dillon had a good back nine.”

Tye has a two-day score of 136 (65-71) to sit second on the leaderboard at the Bash at the Beach at the Surf Golf and Beach Club. He is one stroke behind Radford’s Callum Tarren and two strokes ahead of another Highlander, Weston Eklund.

As a team, High Point is fourth after two rounds with a combined score of 582. Big South opponent Radford leads the tournament after 36 holes with a score of 555. Jacksonville is second (565) and Western Kentucky is third (574). The Panthers are one stroke ahead of James Madison and two strokes ahead of the host-team Appalachian State.

Senior Chase Wilson took two strokes off his score from Sunday’s opening round to card a one-over 72 for the day. He is tied for 25th with a two-day score of 146. Sophomore Charles Valluzzo also has a two-day total of 146 (72-74).

Freshman Tommy Dillon shot his lowest collegiate round for the second consecutive day. He followed up Sunday’s career-low round of 78 with a 77 on Monday. He is tied for 51st in the tournament with a 155 in his first competition of the spring season. Dillon’s 36-hole score of 155 is a career-best, topping the 162 he shot at the Raines Development Group Intercollegiate in September.

Sophomore LJ Georgetti rounded out High Point competitors for the day with an 80 for a cumulative score of 157, which puts him in a tie for 54th.

High Point will wrap up play in the Bash at the Beach on Tuesday.