Steeger, Henderson shoot 78 in first round for Phoenix
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Steeger, Henderson shoot 78 in first round for Phoenix
Nick Henderson carded a first-round 78 for CU men's golf Tuesday at the NAIA Championships. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Adrian Steeger and Nick Henderson each shot six-over par 78 and senior Garrett Daniel carded an 80 for Cumberland men’s golf in the first round of the 68th Annual NAIA Men’s Golf Championships on Tuesday at Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.

Henderson netted only three pars in his first nine holes, posting five bogeys but also an eagle at No. 6. The Cedar Hill, Tenn., native added six pars on the back nine with just two bogeys and a double bogey, recording a first-round six-over 78.

Steeger had just one par on his front nine, registering five bogeys and a double but also birdies on holes four and seven. The Marnau am Staffelsee, Germany, native netted another double at 10 but then rebounded over the final eight holes with four pars, two bogeys and two birdies for his 78.

Daniel recorded a first-round 80 that included nine pars in the first 13 holes of the day. The Linden, Tenn., native collected six pars with two bogeys and a double bogey on the front nine and he registered another double at 10 but stood six-over through 13 holes. He made two bogeys and a double over the next four holes before a birdie at No. 18 to close the round.

Junior Wiseman opened with an 85, starting and closing with triple bogeys on holes one and 18. The Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native played the remaining 16 holes in eight-over par with five pars and a birdie at No. 7.

Sophomore Reece Gaddes shot four-over on the front nine and was six-over through 12 holes before a stretch of three straight double bogeys, a triple bogey and a bogey on holes 13-17. The Mt. Juliet native ended the round with a birdie at No. 18 and he also birdied hole six on the front nine, carding a first-round 86.

Cumberland dropped from 16th to 26th late in the round with a team score of 321 after the first round. Five schools remained on the course finishing their rounds near the end the day. The Phoenix tee off at 10:50 a.m. CT in the second round on Wednesday.

INDIVIDUAL SCORES
t66. Adrian Steeger – 78
t66. Nick Henderson – 78
t88. Garrett Daniel – 80
t133. Josh Wiseman – 85
t140. Reece Gaddes – 86

TEAM SCORES
1. Texas Wesleyan – 293
2. Rocky Mountain College – 296
3. South Carolina-Beaufort – 297
4. Coastal Georgia – 298
t5. Keiser University – 299
t5. Kansas Wesleyan – 299
7. University of British Columbia – 305
t8. William Carey – 306
t8. Oklahoma City University – 306
t10. Taylor University – 307
t10. William Woods University – 307
12. Northwestern Ohio – 310
13. Missouri Valley College – 311
14. University of Victoria – 312
15. Bellevue University – 314
t16. Our Lady of the Lake – 315 t16. Wayland Baptist – 315
18. Thomas University – 316
19. Truett-McConnell – 317
t20. Johnson & Wales – 318
t20. Point University – 318
t20. Morningside College – 318
23. Dalton State College – 319
24. Cumberland University – 321
t25. Arizona Christian – 324
t25. Oregon Tech – 324
27. Benedictine University-Mesa – 327
28. Holy Cross [IN] – 335
29. Brescia University – 336
30. Sierra Nevada – 338