Four of the five players on the Belmont Abbey men's golf team are in the top ten of the leaderboard as the Crusaders fired a one under 279 to sit alone in second out of seven teams after day one of the King Invitational. The par 70, 36 hole event is staged at the Bristol Country Club in Bristol, Tennessee.
Three Crusaders shot par or better with a fourth posting a one over 71. Belmont Abbey will begin tomorrow 10 shots behind North Greenville, which fired an 11 under 269. The Crusaders lead third place Erskine by six shots and host King by seven.
Freshman Michael Mead in just his second official round of the season, carded a two under 68 as he sits in a tie for fourth, six shots off the pace. Mead has started his college career on fire, with a three under par aggregate in two rounds.
Belmont Abbey will begin the final round grouped with North Greenville and Erskine as the day starts at 8:00 a.m.