MURRAY, KY. - The Lipscomb men’s golf team began play on Monday at the Murray State Invitational at Miller Golf Club in Murray, Ky.
Lipscomb has positioned itself to be crowned the champions after the first two rounds as they are tied for the lead in a 14 team field.
After shooting a 287 in round one, Lipscomb fired a 284 in round two for a total of 571.
“It was a strong effort from the entire team today,” said head coach Will Brewer.
The Bisons placed all five players in the top 24.
Freshman Sydney Chung paced the team with a 142 in his second collegiate match. After shooting a 75 in round one, Chung fired a 67 in the second. Heading into the final round, Chung it in a tie for fifth place overall.
Paul Kleine-Kracht, junior, led the team with a 70 in the morning round. He finished the day in a tie for 14th after posting a 74 in the second for a total of 144.
Freshman, Mikey Feher, is also tied for 14th. He shot a two round total of 144 (70-74).
Senior righty, Dustin Wilder, finished the day with consistent scores of 72-73 for a total of 145, just one shot back of Kleine-Kracht and Feher. Wilder ended the day tied for 17th.
Playing in the first match of his career, Dowling Armstrong fired a 147 (77-70), putting him in a tie for 24th.
Ryan Terry, playing as an individual, shot a 76-77 to finish 46th. He is sixth among all individuals (13).
“We are posed to compete well tomorrow,” said Brewer. “We are in a position to reach one of our fall goals, to win a tournament.”
The third and final round will begin on Tuesday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Miller GC plays 6,601 yards and a par of 71.
Blanton Farmer of Lipscomb, took home the individual medalist in this event last year after winnin in a six-person playoff. He posted scores of 70-70.