HPU Men’s Golf Places Third, Sides Wins Medalist Honor

• Sophomore Jack Sides was the tournament’s medalist shooting a -2 (69-72-73=214) over the two days.
• The Panthers held a lead after two rounds, but finished second in the tournament with an overall score of 896.
• High Point will be back in action at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate on March 22-24 in Williamsburg, Va.

LELAND, N.C. – The High Point University men’s golf team placed third in the Cape Fear Intercollegiate while sophomore Jack Sides finished as the tournament’s medalist.

“Sides had another great day and finished as the winner of the tournament and I don’t think it will be the last time he does that at High Point,” head coach Greg Flesher said. “We didn’t have a great day as a team, though. We were able to hold on to our lead, but we’re still young and looking forward to the opportunity for us to improve.”

Sides earned medalist honors by shooting a -2 (69-72-73=214) overall and finished Monday’s outing with a +1 (73). The sophomore led throughout the tournament after carding a -3 in the first round on Sunday. The New Bern, N.C. native finished five strokes clear of his closest competitors.

HPU shot a 309 to round out the tournament with a team score of 896 (292-295-309). The Panthers entered Monday with a four-stroke lead over Gardner-Webb. However, the Runnin’ Bulldogs shot a 295 in the third round to post a score of 886 to take the win. Meanwhile, Appalachian State also caught up with the Purple & White with a tournament-best round of 286 on the final day to finish with a score of 895, one stroke better than HPU.

Junior McKay Tye fired a +6 (78) to tie for 12th win an overall score of 223 (70-75-78). Playing as an individual, freshman Puruen Kim had a solid third round shooting a +4 (76) on Monday.

Redshirt-freshman A.J. Hopkins and senior L.J. Georgetti finished in a tie for 30th as both posted final scores of 232.

The Panthers will hit the links again when they participate in the C&F Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Va. on March 22-24.