Another top-5 finish for men's golf at Pinetree
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Another top-5 finish for men's golf at Pinetree

KENNESAW, Ga. – The Lipscomb men’s golf team used a solid final day of action to finish in the top-5 for the third-straight time this season behind a third-place finish in the Pinetree Intercollegiate in Kennesaw, Ga.

The Bisons finished the 54-hole event with a +13, 877 (300, 289, 288) behind host Kennesaw State and tournament winner Memphis, who won the event with a -8, 856.

“I’m proud of everybody this week,” said Lipscomb director of golf Will Brewer. “Dawson and Eric didn’t have their ‘A’ games but Stoney played extremely well. Mikey hit the ball well from tee to green, he just didn’t putt very well.

“We didn’t putt the ball anywhere near as well as we did last week.  Anytime you come off a record-setting, peak performance it’s going to be tough to keep running that race car with a wide-open throttle all of the time.  It’s a difficult challenge to coach after a big victory like that.”

Junior Stoney Crouch led the Bisons with a -1, 215 (76, 70, 69) to finish fourth.  Sophomores Eric Ansett and Dawson Armstrong finished just outside the top-10 in a tie for 11th as the duo finished at +4 for the event.  Ansett fired rounds of 75, 72 and 73, while Armstrong carded a 76, a 73 and a 71 on the final day of action behind a pair of eagles.

Junior Mikey Feher finished with a +6, 222 (73, 74,75) to finish tied for 16thahead of sophomore Hunter Howell, who turned in a final-round 75 to give him a +11, 227 (77, 75, 75).  Howell’s 227 would earn him a tie for 29th place.

“We probably were a B- as a team this week,” said Brewer. “If you have a lot B+ and a few A’s, you’ll be in pretty good shape.  We started very poorly and didn’t hit any birdies the first nine or 10 holes but we got better and had one of the lowest rounds of the day today.”

Memphis’ Lars van Meijel took home medalist honors in the event with a -5, 211 (73, 65, 73).

“The one thing that I’m most proud of is that different players are stepping up every week,” said Brewer.  “Dawson had a great week last week and everyone else had a decent week. This week, Stoney, Mikey and Hunter were all right there while Dawson and Eric didn’t have their ‘A’ games necessarily.

“That’s a good sign for us that there’s a balance and people are picking up the slack when they need to.  That’s healthy for a team that’s growing and maturing.  We’re getting a little better every week and we hope we can compete well on the home turf next”

The Bisons wrap up fall action next week with the Grove Intercollegiate in nearby College Grove, Tennessee.  The event is open to the public and admission is free.