Armstrong claims medalist honors as Bisons take second at Old Waverly
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Armstrong claims medalist honors as Bisons take second at Old Waverly

WEST POINT, Miss. – It took a 3-hole playoff to settle medalist honors at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship on Tuesday and when the smoke cleared, Lipscomb’s Dawson Armstrong came out on top defeating Kennesaw State’s Chris Guglielmo as the Bisons posted a second-place finish at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi.

After Armstrong and Guglielmo both carded -7, 65’s on Monday, the duo recorded even par, 72’s on Tuesday sending the event to a sudden-death playoff.

“Dawson had an exceptional day yesterday under some tough conditions,” said Lipscomb director of golf Will Brewer. “Today was perfect weather wise.  The sun was shining and it was beautiful.  Everyone played well today, but no one really lit it up. 

Obviously our goal is to win, which we didn’t do but we’re learning, getting better and growing.  We’re hitting the ball well, putting the ball well and processing well right now. If we can get one or two more things to click over the next two weeks, we’ll be in great shape.”

Herd notes:

  • The Bisons finished six strokes back of South Florida and two shots ahead of No. 24 Ole Miss with a -10, 566 (284-282).
  • Stoney Crouch finished three shots back of Armstrong with a -4, 140 (71-69) in 10th
  • Eric Ansett carded an even-par 144 (74-70) to tie for 24th.
  • Mikey Feher finished one shot back of Ansett with a +1, 145 (74-71) in a tie for 30th.
  • Hunter Howell rounded out the competitors for the Bisons with a +3, 147 (74-73) in a tie for 41st.
  • The victory marked the sixth time this season that the Bisons have either won or placed second in the event.
  • Armstrong’s win marks the fifth time in his career that he has claimed medalist honors.

Up next:  The Bisons return home to Nashville to host the inaugural Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate hosted at the Richland Country Club on Monday and Tuesday. Fans are invited to come out to the course and cheer on the team.