Ansett leads men's golf on first day of Golfweek Challenge
Friday, September 30, 2016
Ansett leads men's golf on first day of Golfweek Challenge

BURLINGTON, Iowa – The Lipscomb men’s golf team opened the 2016 Golfweek Conference Challenge on Friday with a strong first round at the Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa.

"Today was a good day overall," said Lipscomb director of golf Will Brewer.  "We made a lot of birdies early.  The team responded really well after our play in Memphis earlier in the week. We're only four shots out of third.  All in all, I thought we played pretty well."

Herd notes:

  • The Bisons opened the three day, 54-hole event with a +1, 289 in fifth place.
  • Eric Ansett led the day for Lipscomb with a -3, 69 to tie for fourth just one stroke behind the leaders.
  • Stoney Crouch finished even par in a tie for 17th.
  • Hunter Howell followed just one stroke behind Crouch with a +1, 73 tied for 24th.
  • Dawson Armstrong ended the day two strokes back of Howell in a tie for 36th with a +3, 75.
  • Mikey Feher rounded out the competitors for the Purple and Gold with a +4, 76 in a tie for 45th.
  • San Jose State paced the 12-team field on Friday with a -10, 278.
  • Will Barnett and Scott Munger from San Jose State along with Texas A&M’s Chandler Phillips sit atop the leaderboard.
  • Round two of the tournament will get underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday for Lipscomb.
  • Golfweek featured the team on Thursday here: http://golfweek.com/2016/09/29/college-lipscomb-lineage-dawson-armstrong-nations-improved-programs/
  • Live scoring is available at http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=teamPlayer&tid=11159