HPU Men’s Golf Panthers Place 12th at East Bay Deli Classic

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The High Point University men’s golf team placed 12th at the East Bay Deli Classic after a third round score of even-par 288.

The Panthers finished 12th with a total score of 34-over 898. The College of Charleston won the tournament with a 3-under 861, while Memphis was second at even-par 864.

“Unfortunately, we just shot ourselves out of the tournament in the first round,” head coach Brady Gregor said. “We were the fifth-best round today. We have the talent and expect to be there every round we play. We had a solid final two rounds. I am very proud of the way this team finished off this tournament. Ryan McCarthy stepped up big for us and Brandon Einstein took it deep today to sneak inside the top-10 individually. We know what we are capable of and now it’s time to go to work this off-season so we can start our run at a conference championship this spring.”

Freshman Brandon Einstein ended the tournament tied for eighth with a total score of 1-over 217. Einstein improved every round of the tournament capping it off with a 4-under 68 in the third round. He shot a 3-over 75 and a 2-over 74 in the first and second rounds, respectively. He had six birdies in the third round, which made his tournament total 13.

Junior RJ Bartolomucci competed individually and placed tied for 25th with a total score of 6-over 222. He ended the tournament with a 2-over 74 in the third round. This followed his first round 3-over 75 and second round 1-over 73. Bartolomucci finished the tournament with nine birdies.

Junior Alec Weary finished the East Bay Deli Classic tied for 31st with a 7-over 223. He completed the tournament with a third round 3-over 74. Weary shot a 4-over 76 in the first and an even-par 72 in the second. He had nine birdies for the tournament and eagled the par-5 sixth hole in the second round.

Junior Brendan MacDougall completed the tournament tied for 51st with a total of 11-over 227. He shot an even-par 72 in the second and third rounds. MacDougall had 13 birdies over the three rounds.

Freshman Adam Hooker tied for 101st at 24-over. He finished with five birdies for the tournament.

Sophomore Ryan McCarthy ended the tournament on a high note with a 1-over 73 in the third round. He placed 106th at 26-over. McCarthy had five birdies in the three rounds and eagled the par-5 second hole in the second round.

This concluded the fall season for the Panthers. They will be back in action in February at Georgia Southern University Golf Club.