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Dawson Armstrong qualifies for 2014 USGA Amateur

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dawson Armstrong has not played a round of golf for the Lipscomb Bisons yet, but the incoming freshman is making a big impression on courses this summer.

This week Armstrong was the medalist in the USGA National Amateur Qualifier. The 36-hole event was held at Long Run Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky.

Armstrong opened with a first-round 66 and then came back later in the day to fire a 65 on the final 18 holes. His 131 score broke the competitive course record.

“Dawson has worked very hard this summer,” Lipscomb men’s golf coach Will Brewer said. “His game is showing the hard work.

“He is coming into his own. He is going to continue to get better. He is going to be a major part of what we want to do with our team.”

There were 65 players participating in the qualifier. Armstrong was one of two players who qualified for the national tournament.

The 2014 USGA Amateur Championship will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club the week of August 11-17. The event has 156 qualifiers from the nation and internationally. Former winners are Tiger Woods, and Jack Nicklaus.