HPU Men’s Golf tied for third in Hummingbird Intercollegiate

• High Point is tied for third with Elon after the Triad’s teams each fired an opening-round 292 (+8).
• Freshman Brendan MacDougall led the Panthers with a -1 (70) and is tied for fourth overall after day one.
• Sophomore Christian Casingal is in a tie for sixth after carding an even (71) on Monday.

CASHIERS, N.C. – The High Point University men’s golf team is tied for third after the first round of the Hummingbird Intercollegiate in Cashiers, N.C. on Monday.

Freshman Brendan MacDougall led the way for the Panthers carding a -1 (70) on the first day at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley. Likewise, the team is tied with Elon for third place after both squads fired a +8 (292) in the round.

“We wanted to be in the final pairing going into tomorrow and, being tied for third, we are just going to miss out on that with the way the pairings worked out,” head coach Brady Gregor said. “I’m very proud of the way the guys fought back and minimized the damage after almost all our guys were over par after nine holes. The team loves this course, so we are looking to go out early and set the tone tomorrow morning. Our goal is to put some heat on the leaders as they’re coming in tomorrow.”

MacDougall posted five birdies (t-2nd) and is tied for the best mark in par 5 scoring (4.33) in the event. Meanwhile, sophomore Christian Casingal is one stroke behind and tied for sixth in the tournament (71, E). The Charleston, W. Va, has been consistent racking up a tournament-best 15 pars.

The Panthers’ No. 3, freshman Alec Weary, shot a +4 (75) on the strength of three birdies. Junior Emile Menard and freshman RJ Bartolomucci rounded out the lineup with matching rounds of 78 (+7).

Likewise, sophomore Davis Kiger fired a +7 (78) while playing as an individual.

The Panthers will play the final round of the fall on Tuesday morning in the Hummingbird Intercollegiate. Western Carolina is leading the event after shooting a -6 (278) while Eastern Kentucky is in second (290, +6).