Phoenix finish seventh at Champions Gate
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Phoenix finish seventh at Champions Gate

ORLANDO, Fla.-- The Phoenix men's golf team closed out the Champions Gate Spring Invitational today, Adrian Steeger providing the low round for the team today, but Cumberland stayed at the back of the pack with a 31-over 319.

After a shotgun start yesterday, everyone teed off on hole one for the final 18 holes of the tournament. Steeger improved on his second round score to lead the Phoenix with a four-over, 76. After carding two bogeys in his first three holes, the sophomore, parred every hole except for one through the rest of his round. The round saw Steeger move up to 32nd overall individually.

Cumberland's low scorer over the course of the tournament was Isaac Walker. The freshman stayed clear of any worse than bogey holes, while sinking two birdies on his way to a six-over-par day. The round helped Walker climb up three spots in the final individual leaderboard into a tie for 23rd.

Tomi Acotto performed much better than on day one, keeping the number of worse than bogey holes much lower. The freshman was six-over with four bogeys and a double on the front nine, while turning in two doubles and a birdie on the back-nine. Acotto finished the day with a nine-over 81 to move up one spot to 40th individually.

Bryson Smith earned the second highest individual ranking for the Phoenix at a tie for 29th, despite putting up his worst round of the tournament today. The junior shot eight-over with four bogeys and two doubles on the front-nine, before two back-nine birdies helped him end the day with a 12-over.

The next tournament the Phoenix take part in will be the Georgetown Gulf Shores Invitational on March 2nd and 3rd.


t23. Isaac Walker - 82-72-78=232
t29. Bryson Smith - 72-80-84=236
32. Adrian Steeger - 85-77-76=238
40. Tomi Acotto - 85-87-81=253



1. Point University - 290-294-292=876
2. Keiser University - 295-288-300=883
3. South Carolina-Beaufort - 301-292-291=884
4. Southeastern University - 291-294-306=891
5. Dalton State - 300-300-293=893
6. Taylor University - 309-315-315=939
7. Cumberland University - 324-316-319=959