• Freshman Brendan MacDougall tied for the fourth-lowest round in HPU’s Division I era carding a tournament-best round of -4 (68) in the third round.
• For the tournament, MacDougall finished tied for third overall with a +1 (77, 72, 68; 217).
• High Point shot a 302 in the final round to finish the tournament in ninth place out of 18 teams (304, 295, 302; 901)
HILTON HEAD, S.C. – High Point University men’s golf freshman Brendan MacDougall saved his best for last at the Wexner Plantation Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Calgary, Alberta native finished the third round with the best single-round score in the tournament shooting a -4 (68).
The bogey-less round allowed MacDougall – who started the day in a tie for 20th overall – to climb all the way up to a tie for third place. The freshman started on the seventh hole birdying the seventh and eighth to get off to a hot start. He continued his clean round while adding a birdie on the 14th and 5th to close out the day.
His -4 ties for the fourth-lowest against-par round in HPU’s Division I era.
“We would have loved to have put ourselves in position to compete for the win in the back nine,” head coach Brady Gregor said. “But overall, with this being the first event of the spring, we saw a lot of positives out there this week. Brendan played excellent today staying bogey free, which is a great accomplishment especially on that course. We had a player under par in every round, so the firepower is there. We just need to clean up some mistakes.”
As a team, the Panthers fired a 302 to finish the day where it started – in ninth place. Overall, HPU shot 901 for the weekend (304, 295, 302).
After a great first day, freshman Alec Weary carded a +8 (80), but held on to finish in a tie for 15th (71, 71, 80; 222). The Bluffton, S.C. product finished the weekend with 12 birdies, which was tied for the second most in the field.
Meanwhile, freshman RJ Bartolomucci and sophomore Davis Kiger each rounded out their weekends with a +5 (77). Bartolomucci completed his weekend tied for 43rd (78, 74, 77; 229) as Kiger placed in a tied for 66th (80, 78, 77; 235).
Wrapping up the lineup for the Panthers, freshman Justin Lenzini placed 90th (78, 75, 90; 253).
The Purple & White are back on the course on March 8-9 in the Bulldog Florida Invitational at the Windsor Parke Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla.