High Point Women’s Golf in Sixth at Starmount Forest Fall Classic

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The High Point University women’s golf team finished the first day of the Starmount Forest Fall Classic in sixth place Monday (Oct. 2) at the Starmount Country Club (Par 72 – 6,186 yards) in Greensboro.

The Panthers sit in sixth place after shooting a 306 in the second round to move up two positions after a 310 in the first round.

“I was incredibly impressed with the resilience this team showed today,” HPU head coach Alexis Bennett said. “We had a few too many high numbers, but consistently responded and have certainly proven that even when we don’t have our best stuff, we’re capable of putting up a respectable number.

“To move up tomorrow, we need to take better advantage of our length on the par-5s, minimize our mistakes when we get in trouble and keep our resilient attitude. Hopefully tomorrow is the day we put all the pieces together.”

Sophomore Samantha Vodry leads the Panthers in a tie for ninth overall with a score of 6-over 150 after turning in rounds of 76 (+4) and 74 (+2). Fellow sophomore Tonrak Tasaso improved six strokes from an 8-over 80 in the first round to a second-round 2-over 74. Tasaso sits in 23rd overall.

Sophomore Anna-Marie Kuenzle earned three birdies in a row in the first round and is in a tie for 28th with a pair of 6-over 78’s. Senior Cayla Smith shot a 5-over 77 in the first round and with an 8-over 80 in the second, is in a tie for 30th. Freshman Anna Holmberg is currently in a tie for 39th with a score of 159.

Playing as individuals, freshman Caitie Gelhausen is in a tie for 47th at 163, sophomore Devi Meyers is in 60th at 173 and freshman Vasy Montague is 63rd at 182.

The third and final round will be contested Tuesday (Oct. 3) at 9 a.m.