HPU Women’s Golf Finishes 14th at Lady Pirate Intercollegiate

• High Point shot 317 in the third round of the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate and finished with a score of 933 (312-304-317).
• Sophomore Sarah Bae shot a one-under 71 to finish the event in a tie for fifth.
• Bae was named as a member of the All-Tournament Team.

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The High Point University women’s golf team shot a combined 317 in the third and final round of the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate on Tuesday to finish the event in 14th out of 18 teams with a total score of 933. Sophomore Sarah Bae finished tied for fifth with a three-round score of 221 (74-76-71).

“Obviously we are very proud of Sarah, she played great today,” head coach Vici Pate Flesher said. “This was also a very good tournament for Cayla Smith. She hit some nice shots over the past couple days and her game is really starting to round into shape. Overall we are disappointed with how we played in this tournament. We have a lot to work on before our next tournament.”

Bae carded a one-under 71 in the final round of the tournament to move up into a tie for fifth. The sophomore recorded three birdies on the day and finished tied for the second-lowest round of the day. Bae was named as a member of the All-Tournament Team after recording her third top-10 finish of the season.

Freshman Cayla Smith shot 79 in the third round and finished in 62nd with a total score of 237 (80-78-79). Juniors Tan Cheeranont (79-74-85) and Casey Ward (79-77-82) both finished tied for 62nd with matching scores of 238 while Grier Bennett ended the tournament in 88th with a three-round score of 249 (84-77-88).

GRU Augusta shot a combined 288 on Tuesday to claim the team title with a total score of 876. Kennesaw State finished in second with a score of 895 (302-292-301) while Middle Tennessee State finished third with a score of 897 (303-302-292). Host East Carolina finished fourth with a score of 899 (306-297-296) and William & Mary finished fifth with a score of 903 (307-302-294).

Winthrop’s Jennifer Dilger was the individual medalist with a three-round total score of 214 (69-74-71). Dilger finished two-strokes clear of GRU’s Jessica Haigwood (73-73-70) and three-strokes clear of Haigwood’s teammate Josefine Nyquist (71-72-74).

High Point concludes its fall season at the Fighting Camel Classic in Buies Creek, North Carolina beginning on Oct. 20. The two-day 54-hole tournament will be hosted by Campbell at the Keith Hills Golf Club.