Steeger stands third after opening-round 70
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Steeger stands third after opening-round 70
Freshman Adrian Steeger shot two-under par 70, tied for third, Saturday in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Adrian Steeger carded a two-under par 70 and senior Garrett Daniel posted even-par 72, helping Cumberland to third place after the first day of the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational on Saturday at StoneCrest Golf Club in Prestonsburg, Ky.

The Phoenix trail by just three shots after 18 holes, posting a team score of 294, tied for third with Georgetown College and Midway University. Lindsey Wilson recorded a 290 for first place and the University of the Cumberlands stands at 293 heading into Sunday’s final round.

Steeger’s two-under 70 is just one stroke off the individual lead held by Lindsey Wilson’s Callum Blinkhorn and Midway’s Brandon Cambron. Daniel is tied for fifth with his even-par 72 along with four other players.

Freshman Nick Henderson and sophomore Bryson Smith each registered scores of four-over par 76, tied for 25th overall, while junior Jacob Nolen shot five-over 77, tied for 30th.

t3. Adrian Steeger – 70
t5. Garrett Daniel – 72
t25. Nick Henderson – 76
t25. Bryson Smith – 76
t30. Jacob Nolen – 77

1. Lindsey Wilson – 290
2. University of the Cumberlands – 293
t3. Cumberland University – 294
t3. Midway University – 294
t3. Georgetown College – 294
6. Campbellsville University – 297
7. Shawnee State – 303
8. University of Pikeville – 307