HPU Men’s Golf Finishes Eighth At Davidson Invitational

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The High Point University men’s golf team finished tied for eighth out of 14 teams at the Davidson College Invitational on Tuesday. Sophomore McKay Tye was High Point’s top finisher with a 155.

“It was a long day on the course with a couple delays but I was very impressed with the guys today,” said head coach Greg Flesher. “Everyone improved from yesterday and it was very nice to see the team working hard and making good decisions on the course. This is the toughest course we’ve played this season, even without the weather, so it was a great test for our young team.”

The Panthers cut eight strokes off their first round score to card a 311 as a team on Tuesday. High Point’s two-day score of 630 placed the team tied for eighth with St. Bonaventure. Tennessee won the 36-hole tournament while Big South foe Radford finished third and host-Davidson came in fourth. Radford’s Connor Hayden was the individual champion.

Tye took one stroke off his opening round 78 to card a 77 on Tuesday and finished tied for 22nd with a 155. He finished two strokes ahead of teammate Jay Card who finished his second collegiate tournament with a 157 (80-77). Sophomore Tommy Dillon also improved by a stroke on day two and ended up with a 161 (81-80). Senior LJ Georgetti posted a 163 (80-83) and freshman Jack Sides showed a 12-stroke improvement between rounds, ending with a 166 (89-77).

The tournament was originally scheduled as a 54-hole event but was shortened due to bad weather on Monday.

High Point is back in action March 15-16 at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.