Second-round surge finds men's golf in seventh
Monday, October 6, 2014
Second-round surge finds men's golf in seventh

RALEIGH, N.C. – After a shaky first round in the 2014 Wolfpack Intercollegiate, the Lipscomb men’s golf team rebounded in the final 18 on Monday afternoon to move into seventh place at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

The Bisons opened the day with a 299, +15 before rallying with a 290, +6 to move up five places on the leaderboard that features 18 teams. 

Sophomore Stoney Crouch played a big part in the solid finish on the day including one of four eagles on the day.  The Mount Juliet, Tennessee native fired an even-par, 71 to start the event and followed with a +2, 73 to lead the Bisons with a 144.  That score places Crouch in a tie for 18th.

Senior Caston Roberts opened the event with a +3, 74 and then matched Crouch’s first round with an even-par, 71.  Roberts’ 145 puts him in a tie for 22nd.  Freshman Dawson Armstrong sits just behind Crouch and Roberts after the first 36 holes with a 147 (74-71) that finds him tied for 27th.

Freshmen Eric Ansett and Hunter Howell rounded out the competition for the Bisons.  Ansett carded a 154 (80-74) to finish tied for 68th while Howell turned in a 159 (79-80) ranking him tied for 83rd.

Host North Carolina State sits atop the leaderboard at -2 after notching a 566 on day one. 

The 54-hole event concludes on Tuesday in the Tarheel State with the final 18 holes.