Men's Golf battles through the rain for a second-place finish
Monday, September 28, 2020
Men's Golf battles through the rain for a second-place finish
Sophomore Adrian Steeger shot a Cumberland best five-over 147 in the 36-hole event for a sixth-place finish. (Credit: Jordan Alves)

COLUMBIA, Ky.-- The Cumberland men's golf team opened up their 2020-21 campaign today at the Lindsey Wilson Invite at the Pines at Lindsey Wilson.  The Phoenix carded a 593 collectively in 36-holes, finishing in second-place despite the rain on and off throughout the day.

Sophomore Adrian Steeger finished the day five over par shooting a 74 in the first-18 and a two-over 73 in the second round. He finished in sixth place, four strokes back from the leader, Callum Burns from Lindsey Wilson. 

Tomi Acotto, playing as an individual, carded a six-over day shooting a 74 on both the front and back for a two-round total of 148. Junior Bryson Smith finished with a 148 as well but shot a round-low 71 in the first 18-holes and a 77 in the second round. Acotto and Smith finished in a tie for seventh-place.

Junior Reece Gaddes posted a tenth-place finish shooting a 75 and a 74 for a two-round total of 149. Gaddes was one of two Phoenix to improve his score in the second round today. Freshman Will Samuelsson started off his Phoenix career with a tie for the round-low 71, along with Smith, but Samuelsson carded a nine-over 80 in the second-round for a 151 and an 11th-place finish.

Isaac Walker finished in 15th-place shooting a 76 and a 78 for a 12-over 154. Garret Hughes and Andrew Lena both played as individuals. Hughes shot a three-over 74 in the first round but shot an 87 in the second round for a tie for 18th, 161. Lena shot a first-round 86 and a second-round 92 for a 178.

The men's team does not have to wait long to get back on the course. They will be teeing off at the Riley Moore Invitational hosted by Freed-Hardeman in Centerville, Tennessee on Thursday, October 1.

6. Adrian Steeger - 74-73=147
t7. Tomi Acotto - 74-74=148
t7. Bryson Smith - 71-77=148
10. Reece Gaddes - 75-74=149
11. Will Samuelsson - 71-80=151
15. Isaac Walker - 76-78=154
t18. Garrett Hughes - 74-87=161
26. Andrew Lena - 86-92=178
1. Campbellsville - 287-292=579
2. Cumberland Univ. - 291-302=593
3. Lindsey Wilson - 300-295=595