Central Arkansas (+29, 317), Lamar (+30, 318) and UIW (+32, 320) are grouped together for day two and will get to action at 8:15 a.m. while the lone twosomes of the day will be played by Houston Baptist (+38, 326) and New Orleans (+49, 337). They will be the first teams to tee off at 7:30 a.m. Nicholls (+21, 309), Abilene Christian (+26, 314) and Southeastern Louisiana (+29, 317) finished fourth through sixth after the first day. The Lions are tied for sixth place with Central Arkansas, but the fifth player comparison gave SLU the advantage for pairing. They will tee off beginning at 9 a.m. Noah Steele (68), the Bearkats’ sophomore from Kingston, Ontario, Canada, sits in first for the medalist honor thanks to back-to-back birdies on holes six and seven and his play on the par 4s. He shot four-under for the first round and averaged a 3.70 on the day on par 4 holes, going three-under. He has a three-stroke lead over McNeese’s Ian Berrigan (71) and Central Arkansas’ Lewis George (71). Stephen F. Austin’s Angelo Leyvani (72) and McNeese’s Blake Elliot (72) are four strokes back from the lead, each carding an even par for the day. Sam Houston, McNeese and Stephen F. Austin (+19, 307) will tee off together for the second consecutive day. The teams entered the tournament seeded No. 1-3, respectively, and finished the day in that order. They will be the last squads to hit the course, starting with a 9:45 a.m. CT first tee. CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL | LEADERBOARD | PHOTO GALLERYMcKINNEY, Texas – Sam Houston State did not relinquish its top seed in the opening round of the 2018 Southland Conference Men’s Golf Championship at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (Dye Course) in McKinney, Texas, on Monday. The Bearkats (+1, 289) dominated from top to bottom of the lineup with no player finishing above four-over for the day. Each Sam Houston player finished round one in the top 13 of the individual field. They take a six-stroke lead over McNeese (+7, 295) into the second round Tuesday.