MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Lipscomb junior Dawson Armstrong captured his second-straight Memphis Intercollegiate title on Tuesday helping lead the Bisons men’s golf team to a second-place finish in the event at the Colonial Country Club in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Bisons entered the day just one stroke behind leader Central Arkansas after the first 36 rounds and led early on Tuesday but could not secure the win down the stretch as Little Rock claimed the championship with by two strokes over the Purple and Gold.
"I don't think I prepared the team well enough," said Lipscomb director of golf Will Brewer. "I need to do a better job of that and I take full responsibility. I think we came in to the week thinking we were the best team here and we just played to the level of our competition. That's no disrespect to anyone else we just didn't execute on the greens like we typically do.
"We didn't putt the ball well and we had a very unusual penalty. One of our players put another player's club in his bag. That can be anywhere from a two-stroke penalty, to a four-stroke penalty, so we spotted the field four strokes and lost by two We just didn't have a good week."
- Armstrong repeated as medalist behind a +1, 217 (73-71-73) giving him back-to-back titles in the event.
- Stoney Crouch carded his best round of the event on Tuesday with a -1, 71 moving him up to a tie for 13th behind a +9, 225 (79-75-71).
- Eric Ansett finished just one stroke behind Crouch in a tie for 17th with a +10, 226 (78-73-75).
- Hunter Howell finished just outside of the top-25 in 27th with a +13, 229 (79-73-77).
- Jake Dines tied for 58th to round out the competitors for Lipscomb with a +21, 237 (81-78-78).
Up next: The Bisons head to Iowa later this week for the Golfweek Conference Challenge beginning on Friday in Burlington.