HPU Women’s Golf in Ninth Place after First Day of Pirate Collegiate

• The Panthers are in ninth place after two rounds and have recorded 25 birdies
• Senior Cayla Smith leads the Panthers in a tie for 21st place at 6-over
• The final round begins Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

GREENVILLE, N.C.—The High Point University women’s golf team sits in ninth place after the first day of the Pirate Collegiate Classic Monday (Sept. 25) at the Greenville Country Club (Par 72, 6,105 yards) in Greenville.

The Panthers shot a 310 in the first round Monday morning and a 306 in the afternoon second round and are in ninth place at 616. Through the first two rounds, HPU has recorded 25 birdies.

“I was pleased with the start we got off to in each round, but tomorrow we need to finish just as well as we start if we want to climb the leaderboard,” HPU head coach Alexis Bennett said. “With 25 birdies on the day, we’ve proven we can score on this golf course, it’s just a matter of eliminating some of the careless errors, which we are more than capable of doing.”

Senior Cayla Smith led the Purple & White with a pair of 3-over 75’s and is in a tie for 21st place at 6-over 150. Freshman Anna Holmberg, in her collegiate debut, is tied for 27th at 8-over 152 after a first round 77 and a second round 75.

Sophomore Tonrak Tasaso is third for the Panthers at 10-over 154 after shooting a 7-over 79 and a 3-over 75. Sophomores Samantha Vodry and Anna-Marie Kuenzle both sit in a tie for 75th with two-round scores of 161.

The third and final round begins at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 26) with a shotgun start.