GREENSBORO, N.C. – The High Point University women’s golf team finished Monday in fourth place out of 15 teams at the UNCG/Starmount Fall Classic with a combined two-round score of 595 (304-291). Freshman Sarah Bae is in first after carding back-to-back 70s on the day.
“I was a little concerned with how we started the first round but I had a feeling we would right the ship, which they did,” head coach Vici Pate Flesher said. “It seemed like as soon as the first round was over the next hole they all played was just outstanding and that carried over throughout the entire second round. Sarah’s efforts are consistent and really great to watch. They highlight her ability to play with the best in the college game.”
The Panthers’ second round score of 291 is a new HPU 18-hole record. The previous record of 294 was set and then matched earlier this season at the Terrier Intercollegiate.
Bae finished the day two-under par and is one stroke ahead of Agathe Sauzon of Chattanoga and Kaylin Yost of Campbell. The freshman birdied 11 of 36 holes over the two rounds.
Fellow freshman Danielle Fuss bounced back from an opening-round 79 with a one-under 70 in the second to finish the first day in a tie for 22nd with a two-round total of 149 (79-70). Junior Grier Bennett turned in scores of 76 and 77 and is tied for 38th with a 36-hole score of 153.
Junior Casey Ward shot 79-76 to finish the day in a tie for 50th with a score of 155 while fellow sophomore Tan Cheeranont finished two-strokes back in a tie for 56th with a total two-round score of 157 (82-75).
Chatanooga finished atop the team standings after two rounds with a combined team score of 578 (289-289). Campbell finished in second with a score of 588 (299-289) while Maryland finished third with a score of 590 (288-302). James Madison sits in fifth with a total team score of 596 (308-288).
High Point returns to the Starmount Forest Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 1, for the third and final round of the UNCG/Starmount Fall Classic. The round will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.