Daniel shoots 69; Phoenix men hold seven-shot lead
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Daniel shoots 69; Phoenix men hold seven-shot lead
Sophomore Josh Wiseman shot even-par 72 in Tuesday's second round and is tied for 14th at the Mid-South Conference Championships. (Credit Richard RoBards)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Junior Garrett Daniel carded a three-under par 69 and Cumberland shot even par as a team and holds a seven stroke lead after the second round of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships here Tuesday at Bowling Green Country Club.

Cumberland leads by seven shots over the University of the Cumberlands heading into Wednesday’s final round, which begins at 9:12 a.m. CT at the 10th hole. The Patriots are the only team within 16 shots of the Phoenix after two rounds.

Daniel carded his second straight round under par, though his round started bogey-birdie-bogey on holes 2-4. The Linden, Tenn., native finished with seven birdies in the round, reeling off four along with three pars in an eight-hole stretch on the back nine. He ended the round with a birdie at the first hole for a 69 and a 36-hole total of 140, four strokes behind the leader, Ben Kendrick from the University of the Cumberlands.

Redshirt sophomore Josh Wiseman collected 14 pars in a round of even-par 72, moving him up five spots to a tie for 14 after the second round. The Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native made birdies at Nos. 5 and 8 and bogeys at 7 and 14. He has a two-day total of 152, just three shots from the Top 10.

Freshman Reece Gaddes improved by two strokes in the second round, shooting one-over par 73 for seventh place individually. The Lebanon native recorded a birdie at his first hole, No. 2, before bogeys at three and six. He netted six pars before running into a little trouble on the back nine with three bogeys over a five-hole stretch. Gaddes finished strong, though, posting a birdie at the 17th and an eagle at No. 18.

Senior Zach Polston made a five-shot improvement in the second round, carding a two-over par 74. The Lafayette, Tenn., native shot even par on the front nine with five pars, birdies at No. 5 and 7 and bogeys at the fourth and sixth holes. He carded seven pars and two bogeys on the back side, tying for 16th individually with a two-day score of 153.

Senior Austin Williams registered 12 pars and four bogeys in his round, netting four bogeys and nine pars in his first 13 holes. The Lafayette native birdied the par-4 16th hole and added three more pars before finishing with a double bogey at No. 2 for a five-over 77. He is tied for 12th overall with a 36-hole total of 151, just four strokes from the Top 5.

Junior Dominic Patton, competing as an individual, started his round at No. 9 with a double bogey but made four pars and a birdie over the last five holes. The Chippenham, England, native recorded four consecutive bogeys to end the back nine before finishing with seven pars and a bogey for a second-round 78. He is tied for 26th overall.

t2. Garrett Daniel – 71-69=140
7. Reece Gaddes – 75-73=148
t12. Austin Williams – 74-77=151
t14. Josh Wiseman – 80-72=152
t16. Zach Polston – 79-74=153
t26. Dominic Patton – 81-78=159

1. Cumberland University – 299-288=587
2. University of the Cumberlands – 302-292=594
3. Georgetown College – 308-295=603
4. Lindsey Wilson – 304-300=604
5. Campbellsville University – 303-303=606
6. University of Pikeville – 309-314=623
7. Shawnee State – 318-310-628