GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Coker College placed two golfers in the top nine to guide the Cobras to a two-shot lead after the first day of the Tusculum College Invitational at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville.

Cumberland University junior Barry Connatser (Jamestown, Tenn.) leads the pack after shooting an even-par 71, holding a two-stroke advantage over Barton College sophomore Jon Wetton (Hinckley, United Kingdom).  Seven players are tied for third with a score of 74.

Coker, Barton and Western Carolina University are bunched at the top with Barton and WCU tied for second at 303.  Cumberland (309) and Tusculum (310) are fourth and fifth, respectively.

The tournament concludes Sunday with the second and final round.