Belmont Abbey freshman Jack Shuber carded a one under par 71 in his first collegiate round to sit alone in third and lead the Crusaders "B" team to second place out of nine teams after the opening round of the Etowah Intercollegiate. The par 72 event is staged at Etowah Valley Country Club in Etowah, North Carolina.
The Crusaders carded a 298 to enter tomorrow's final round eight shots behind North Greenville and one shot ahead of Brevard.
Shuber, in his debut round, played the front nine two over par but rallied with three birdies and an eagle on the back nine. The Northbridge, Massachusetts product eagled 16, bogeyed 17 and finished with a birdie on the home hole to complete a three under back nine and finish one under for the day. He stands alone in third, just two shots off the pace, set by two North Greenville players.
Cameron Mitro is tied for tenth with a round of 74. Mitro birdied the ninth, eagled the 16th and finished with a birdie on the home hole. James Jaworski is tied for fourteenth with an opening round 76. He carded birdies on numbers three and twelve and eagled the sixth.
Freshman Joe Lakey opened with a 77 as he stands in a tie for twentieth. His first collegiate round included birdies on four, six and 18.
Senior Paul Lenartowich opened with an 81 to sit in a tie for 36th.
The final round begins tomorrow morning at 8:00.