ANDERSON, S.C. – Lincoln Memorial and Queens University of Charlotte are tied atop the team leaderboard following opening-round action at the 2018 SAC Men's Golf Championship, which is being hosted by Anderson University at Cobb's Glen Country Club, with a par-72, 7,002-yard layout.
No. 16 Lincoln Memorial, which is searching for its fourth overall title and its' second in three years after claiming the 2016 Championship, posted an 8-over-par team 296, alongside the Royals, who are seeking their first SAC title. The two squads lead second-place Carson-Newman (298) by two strokes entering Tuesday's second round. The 20th-ranked Eagles are the defending SAC Champions and are seeking their fourth overall conference title, and third in five years.
Anderson is two shots further back in fourth place after posting a 300 on the day, while Coker holds the fifth slot and nationally ranked No. 8 Newberry (302) is in sixth place after Monday's opening round. The Wolves have earned three league championships - most recently in 2011 - with five different teams claiming the title in the last seven years.
Wingate (303) is seventh, with Lenoir-Rhyne (304), Catawba (304), Mars Hill (305) and Tusculum (326) rounding out the 11-team field.
Anderson sophomore Jake Miller leads the chase for individual medalist honors after firing a career-best 5-under-par 67 and was one of four golfers to score below par on the day. The Anderson, S.C., native leads Queens' Henry Bryden and Mars Hill's Harry Butler by 3 strokes, with Carson-Newman's Tom Forster alone in fourth place after carding an opening-round 71.
Tuesday's second round is scheduled to get underway at 8:30 a.m.