• High Point shot a 307 in the second round of the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic to end the day with a score of 612.
• Jake Sides carded a two-under 70 to move into the top 10 with a score of 144.
• Sides has 10 birdies through the first two rounds at the Turtle Point Golf Club.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The High Point University men’s golf team shot a combined 307 in the second round of the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic on Monday and sits in 16th out of 20 teams with a combined two-round score of 612.
“I thought today was really up and down for us,” head coach Greg Flesher said. “The highlight for us today was Jack Sides. He started off with birdies on the first two holes and finished with birdies on the tough #16 and #17. His 70 was a great score today and this field has some great players in it. AJ had a great start and held on with a 76. The rest of the team had too many unforced errors. You can’t play tournmanet golf with big numbers. We talk about playing smart and playing with confidence everyday and we will see if tomorrow brings the results we expect.”
Sophomore Jack Sides carded a two-under 70 to move into a tie for eighth with a total 36-hole score of 144 (74-70). Sides recorded six birdies on the day to post his fourth round under par this season.
Redshirt-freshman AJ Hopkins shot a 76 on Monday and is tied for 65th with a two-round score of 155 (79-76), one-stroke ahead of sophomore Alex Thompson (77-79) who is tied for 69th after a 79 in the second round. Freshman Emile Menard is tied for 81st with a two-round score of 157 (75-82) while senior LJ Georgetti is in a tie for 99th with a score of 164 (82-82).
Day one leader Winthrop continues to sit atop the team standings after shooting a combined 295 in the second round, ending the day with a two-round score of 583. The Eagles lead by four strokes over Missouri who sits in second with a score of 587. Jacksonville State (295-295), GRU Augusta (290-300) and Georgia Southern (301-289) are all tied for third with scores of 590.
Tomasz Anderson of Jacksonville State shot a 70 for the second day in a row, moving into the lead in the individual standings with a two-round score of 140 (70-70). Anderson leads by one stroke over Winthrop’s Zach Seabolt (69-72) and Charleston Southern’s Jake Ezell (71-70).
High Point will play the third and final round of the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic at the Turtle Point Golf Club on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The round will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.