HPU Men’s Golf Panthers Close Out ECU Intercollegiate

• Sophomore Brendan MacDougall earned another top-15 finish tying for 14th with a final-round 75.
• Sophomore Alec Weary played every round below his season average finishing with a 76 on Tuesday.
• High Point will have its last tune-up for the conference championship on April 13-15 at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn.

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The High Point University men’s golf team wrapped up play in the ECU Intercollegiate on Tuesday at the Brook Valley Country Club.

Sophomore Brendan MacDougall provided HPU’s top finish shooting a 75 in the final round with, fellow sophomore, Alec Weary one stroke behind. As a team, the Panthers finished ninth in the field closing the event with a 312 in the final round.

“We win as a team and lose as a team,” head coach Brady Gregor said. “We are going to be there to celebrate with the guys that play well and pick up the ones that don’t perform their best because at the end of the day one round does not define us as men and this tournament certainly doesn’t define this team. Alec was really close to having a breakout tournament and performed better than his season average in every round. We really look for him to peak over the next three weeks heading into the conference championship.”

MacDougall earned another top-15 finish placing in a tie for 14th (77-72-75, 224) in the crowded field. Just one stroke behind for the week, Weary tied for 19th overall (74-75-76, 225). MacDougall took advantage of the course’s par-5s placing fifth in the field in par-5 scoring (4.75). Weary and MacDougall tied for the team lead in birdies in the event with eight apiece.

Meanwhile, sophomore RJ Bartolomucci concluded his outing with an 80 to finish tied for 37th (79-82-80, 231) as junior Davis Kiger carded a 238 for the two-day event (78-79-81). Rounding out the lineup, freshman Ryan McCarthy shot a 91 on the final day (82-80-91, 253).

High Point finished with a team score of 918 (308-298-312) as ECU claimed the team title and Georgetown’s Sam Madsen took the medalist honor in a playoff.

The Panthers take a 10-day respite before heading to the Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by Vanderbilt in Franklin, Tenn. on April 13-15.