Chase Wilson enjoys record day as HPU men’s golf finishes day one of the Joe Agee Invitational tied for first
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Senior Chase Wilson
“I am thrilled with how the guys played today,” head coach Greg Flesher
Wilson had 10 birdies and an eagle on his way to back-to-back rounds of 67. The eagle came on the sixth hole of the first round when he holed out on his second shot from 120-yards. Wilson was six-under on Par-4s, the lowest of any golfer on the day. Wilson’s 18-hole score of 67 also tied the HPU Div. I single-round record previously held solely by Ryan Wilson.
“Chase has worked very hard the past two weeks and went out there with great tempo which was key,” Flesher said. “You couldn’t tell it from his score but he had some bad bounces. He was really great around the green and his putting was fantastic. I was very impressed with how he played today.”
The combined two-round score turned in by HPU is the lowest scored by the Panthers since shooting a 571 in the first two rounds of the Sea Trail Intercollegiate in September of 2010. High Point took advantage of the Par-4s on the day scoring just +10, seven-strokes lower than the next closest teams, Radford and host William & Mary.
Sophomore Sam Stewart
In his first collegiate tournament freshman McKay Tye
HPU and Radford are tied for the team lead with matching scores of 572. The two Big South squads hold a five-stroke lead over host William & Mary which is in third with a combined two-round score of 577. Delaware (587) and Elon (595) round out the top five.
Wilson is tied with Radford’s Callum Tarren in the race for the individual medal. The pair hold a four-stroke lead over Tarren’s Highlander teammate Weston Eklund who sits in third with a 36-hole total of 138.
The Panthers will return to the Williamsburg Club for the third and final round of the Joe Agee Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The round is scheduled to begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.