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Back nine mistakes cost men's golf on final day at NC State
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Back nine mistakes cost men's golf on final day at NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Lipscomb men’s golf team started the day with a strong effort but late day troubles saw the Bisons slide to a tie for 10th in the 2014 Wolfpack Intercollegiate at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Tuesday.

The Bisons combined for a 300 on the final day of action in the event to finish with an 889, +37 to tie with Temple.

“Overall we had some positives and negatives,” said Lipscomb head coach Will Brewer. “We still have a lot of growth and processing issues that we need to work on, but we’re still a young team.  We are growing and getting better with some bright spots this week.

"There were some negative spots too though that expose some of our weaknesses.  We played really well yesterday and played really well in the first nine today.  We were in great position to make the move we were wanting to make and we just finished poorly.”

Freshman Dawson Armstrong followed up a strong second round with another solid outing in the final 18 holes.  The newcomer carded a +1, 72 to finish the tournament with a 219 (75-72-72) tying teammate Caston Roberts for 24th after Roberts shot a 74 on Tuesday.

Sophomore Stoney Crouch followed Armstrong and Roberts with a 224 (71-73-80) to finish tied for 41st. Freshman duo Hunter Howell and Eric Ansett rounded out the competitors for Lipscomb finishing tied for 74th and tied for 81st, respectively.  Howell finished the event with a 233 (79-80-74), while Ansett ended the 54 holes with a 235 (80-74-81).

“We are a young team and we’re still learning,” said Brewer. “You never know what to expect with freshmen but they learned a lot and the learning curve was really big for them this week. I think it will help them in the long run for sure.”

Host North Carolina State claimed top honors in the event with a -6, 846 on their home course.  NC State’s David Cooke and ETSU’s Adrian Meronk tied for medalist honors with both firing a -5, 208.

The Bisons return to fall action Monday at the Kenny Perry Invitational in Bowling Green, Ky.