HPU’s Sarah Bae and Women’s Golf Lead Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The High Point University women’s golf team leads the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate with a team round of 299. Freshman Sarah Bae leads the tournament with a four-under 68.

The Panthers are co-hosting the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate at Myrtle Beach National in Myrtle Beach, S.C. today and tomorrow with Gardner-Webb. HPU leads the tournament by 10 strokes over GWU.

“The team is playing well right now, “said head coach Vici Flesher. “Sarah had a strong round with six birdies. She struck the ball well and stayed focused all day. Tan came out a lot more confident today and Casey continued her steady play. Casey and Grier both kept their composure on the course after bad holes and turned in very respectable scores. Danielle wasn’t pleased with her score but she played better than she thinks. She continues to improve every day.”

Bae shot a four-under 68 to lead the individual field. Bae was two-under at the turn and took two more strokes off in the back nine. Presbyterian College’s Abby Driscoll is second with an even-par 72.

Sophomores Tan Cheeranont and Casey Ward also finished the first round in the top 10. Cheeranont is seventh after carding a 75 in the opening round. She shot a 38 on the front nine, and took one stroke off for a 37 on the back. Ward shot a 77 and is tied for ninth with Emee Hebert from Coastal Carolina.

Freshman Danielle Fuss carded a 79 and is tied for 11th Kellie Anderson from The Citadel. Junior Grier Bennett recovered from a tough turn to card an 82 for the day and is tied for 23rd. Bennett carded a 41 on the front nine but struggled on the 10th hole, shooting a 10. She stayed on par for the rest of the round to finish with an 82.

Winthrop is in third, one stroke behind Gardner-Webb with a team score of 310. Presbyterian College (320) sits in fourth and Radford (325) in fifth. The Citadel rounds out the team scores with 342.

High Point will tee off beginning at 7:30 tomorrow for the final round.