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Men's Golf Sits in Eighth After Day 1 of SAC Championships

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ANDERSON, S.C. -- Catawba posted a 304 team total in the opening round of the South Atlantic Conference Men’s Golf Championships on Sunday and stands in a tie for eighth place. The three-round event is being held at the 7,002-yard, par-72 Cobbs Glen Golf Club through Tuesday.

Lincoln Memorial and Queens share the first-round lead after both shot a score of 296. Carson-Newman is two shots back at 298. The next seven schools are separated by just four shots.

Anderson’s Jake Miller holds the first-round lead after a five-under-par 67. Harry Butler, of Mars Hill, and Henry Bryden, of Queens, are three shots back, while Carson-Newman’s Tom Forster also broke par with a 71 to place fourth.

Mack Sheppard led Catawba in the first round with a one-over-par 71 and is among a group six tied for sixth. After a birdie on the opening hold, Sheppard fell back to three over until rallying with birdies on 12 and 13 for his one-over score. Tanner Bibey led Catawba with four birdies on the day, but was hurt by a double and a triple bogey during his round and finished with a six-over total of 78.

SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
1t. Lincoln Memorial 296
1t. Queens 296
 3. Carson-Newman  298
 4. Coker 301
 5. Anderson 300
 6. Newberry 302
 7. Wingate 303
8t. CATAWBA 304
8t. Lenoir-Rhyne 304
10. Mars Hill 305
11. Tusculum 326

Catawba finishers
 6. Mack Sheppard, 73
21. Trey Burton, 76
29. Tyler Mulkey, 77
36. Tanner Bibey, 78
51. Jesse Vensel, 85

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