Freshmen Lead HPU Men’s Golf Panthers at Rees Jones Invitational

• Freshman Davis Kiger, carded a four-over 76 and is tied in 27th place, Kiger leads the tournament in pars (14).
• Freshman Jack Speer opened the day with a +5 (77) and is one stroke behind Kiger for the team lead
• High Point will tee off for its second of three rounds of the Rees Jones Invitational on Monday morning at 8 a.m.

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. – The High Point University men’s golf team carded a 321 and sits in tenth place after the first round at the Rees Jones Invitational on Dafuskie Island, S.C.


Freshman Davis Kiger leads the Panthers with a +4 (76), with 14 pars on the day. The Harrison, N.C. native is tied for 27th out of 55 golfers.

“The freshman had an amazing day today,” said Head Coach Greg Flesher. “Kiger was aggressive on the course resulting him the lead in pars and his four-over score. Jack Speer provided another highlight with three birdies on the day. We’re excited to get back on the course tomorrow and continue to show improvement against some of the best team’s in the nation.”

Speer ended the day tied in 32nd place with a score of 77. Meanwhile, senior Tye Mckay shot an 85 to finish tied for 48th as sophomores Emile Menard and A.J. Hopkins have matching scores of 85 and are tied in 52nd place.

Campbell and Furman are tied for the lead in the team standings with a combined score of 293. Charlotte follows closely behind with a combined score of 294. Liberty (295), Kennesaw State (298), Florida Gulf Coast University (302), Western Carolina (303), Coastal Carolina (306), Winthrop (307), High Point (321).

The squad is eager to get back out on the course tomorrow and show they’re ready to fight.

High Point will return to the course on Monday, Sept. 21 for the second round of three in the Rees Jones Invitational.