MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Behind a final-round 290, the Lipscomb men’s golf team finished the 2014 Memphis Intercollegiate in eighth place on Tuesday in Memphis.
The Bisons started strong on the day and kept the pace up throughout the final 18 holes at the Colonial Country Club.
“We came back very strong today,” said Lipscomb men’s golf head coach Will Brewer. “It was a strong outing for us today and I’m very pleased and proud. We set a goal heading into the day and we matched it.”
The Bisons 290 was just one stroke behind Louisiana-Lafayette, who finished the day with a 289, the lowest mark in the field on Tuesday in the Bluff City.
“What it says to me as a coach is that we can compete with these guys if we process well and continue to grow in the things we are coaching them to do,” said Brewer. “I’ve thought that all along. We didn’t really do anything special today. We just didn’t make any big mistakes and made birdies on par 5’s. That’s what we needed to do.”
Freshman Dawson Armstrong paced the Bisons in his first collegiate tournament with a +4, 220 (71-76-73) to finish in a tie for 16th. Sophomore Stoney Crouch followed close behind with a +6, 222 (72-77-73) that ranked in a tie for 24th.
Behind a third-round -1, 71, senior Caston Roberts followed Dawson Armstrong and Crouch with a +9, 227 (79-75-71) ahead of sophomore Dowling Armstrong (+11, 227, 78-76-73). Sophomore Mikey Fehr rounded out the competitors for Lipscomb with a +17, 233 (78-75-80).
“We’ll continue to look at the stats and see where our weaknesses are,” said Brewer. “We will continue to build but what I think today did for our team is it made us realize that what we believed to be true is authentic. We haven’t proved it in a three-round tournament yet. We got the job done in one round and that’s encouraging but we still have a ways to go and a lot of work to do.”
Louisiana Tech took home top honors in the Memphis Intercollegiate with a +7, 871 finishing two strokes ahead of host Memphis. Mississippi State’s Ben Wood took home medalist honors with a -5, 211
The Bisons return to action on Oct. 6-7 in Raleigh, North Carolina in the North Carolina State Wolfpack Invite.