MYRTLE BEACH, N.C. – Senior Chase Wilson shot a career-low seven-under 64, to lead the High Point University men’s golf team to a fifth place finish on the final day of the Bash at the Beach hosted by Appalachian State in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Wilson carded a 210 for the tournament to finish in a tie for fourth place.
“Chase was a star today,” said head coach Greg Flesher. “Once he made his first putt he was off and running. The entire team showed improvement from the Charleston Shootout. We truly had moments of greatness but we still have work to do. We need to be more consistent but I am very pleased with this week’s results.”
Wilson took three strokes off his previous career-low and shot a 64 in Tuesday’s final round. He finished the tournament with a score of 210 (74-72-64) good for fourth place. He started the third round in a tie for 25th.
High Point finished fifth at the Bash at the Beach with a combined score of 870. Radford won the tournament with an 845, followed by Jacksonville (850), James Madison (858) and Western Kentucky (860).
Rich Leeper of James Madison won the individual title, finishing nine-under par with a three-day score of 204. Trey Smith of JMU finished second and Callum Tarren of Radford dropped from first to third in the final round.
Freshman McKay Tye capped off his best collegiate tournament with a 76 in the final round. He finished one-under 210 (65-71-76) in a tie for seventh place. Tye took seven strokes off his previous 54-hole best of 219 from the 2012 Joe Agee Invitational.
Sophomore Charles Valluzzo placed 28th with a total score of 220 (72-74-74) and freshman Tommy Dillon finished 51st with a 230 (78-77-75). Dillon shot a career-low each day, taking four strokes off his previous collegiate low of 79 from the 2012 Raines Development Group Intercollegiate.
Sophomore LJ Georgetti rounded out High Point’s competitors with a 232 (77-80-75).
The High Point University men’s gold team next competes at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg Va. on March 25-26.