Men's golf battles tough conditions to stay third at the Grove
Monday, October 27, 2014
Men's golf battles tough conditions to stay third at the Grove

COLLEGE GROVE, Tenn. – A tougher course and windy conditions led to higher scores on Mondayat the Intercollegiate at the Grove but the Lipscomb men’s golf team finished the day with a 300 to remain in third place after 36 holes in College Grove, Tenn.

“The golf course played much stronger today,” said Lipscomb head men’s golf coach Will Brewer. “They rolled and cut the greens, so they were firmer and faster. Then you add the wind was blowing 12-15 miles per hour and that makes a difference out here.”

Freshman standout Dawson Armstrong continues to sit atop the leaderboard with a 3-stroke lead after firing a +1, 73. That moved him to 5-under par for the tournament ahead of College of Charleston’s John Jonas, who matched Dawson Armstrong’s 73.

Lipscomb sophomore Stoney Crouch also matched Dawson Armstrong with a +1, 73 to move up to a tie for 16th at 4-over par.  Senior Caston Roberts slipped to 21st after the second round, shooting a +3, 76 to sit one stroke behind Crouch.

Sophomores Dowling Armstrong and Mikey Feher both ended the day with a +3, 78 to round out the scoring for the Bisons. Dowling Armstrong sits tied for 42nd at 10-over par, while Feher sits tied for 64th at 15-over par.

“We did okay today,” said Brewer. “We need to play better tomorrow and I think the guys know it. I hope we can pull it together for the last round of the fall season.”

The tournament at the Grove Golf Club concludes on Tuesday.  Fans are encouraged to come out and walk the course with the Bisons on the final day of action.  Lipscomb is set to tee off just after 9 a.m.