Solid day not enough as Armstrong's run ends at U.S. Amateur
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Solid day not enough as Armstrong's run ends at U.S. Amateur

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MIch. – It was not the day to be the favored seed at the 116th USGA U.S. Amateur at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as five of the seven, top-10 seeds went down including Lipscomb’s Dawson Armstrong.

Armstrong fell 4 and 3 to Southern Cal’s Jonah Texeira ending a strong run of play at the U.S. Amateur.  Texeria came out on fire knocking in birdies on the first and third holes to take an early, two-hole advantage.  Armstrong then bogeyed the par-4, fifth to go down three.  Texeria would go on to birdie five of the 15 holes the duo played, a feat that Armstrong could not counter despite a -1 score himself.

Armstrong’s run to the round of 32 marks the longest run in the U.S. Amateur for a Lipscomb golfer.