Armstrong claims ASUN medalist crown as men's golf finishes second
Monday, April 17, 2017
Armstrong claims ASUN medalist crown as men's golf finishes second

BRASELTON, Ga. – No stranger to making history, Lipscomb’s Dawson Armstrong etched his name into the record books again on Monday by becoming the first Bison to claim an ASUN Conference Individual crown with a 4-stroke win at the Legends Course at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia.

“Getting a birdie on the final hole yesterday really set the pace for today,” said Armstrong.  “My main mindset today was to let them chase me and not me go back to them.  It was a pretty easy-going day for the most part.  I had a few ups and downs but it was mostly me being ahead and just staying there.”

The Brentwood, Tennessee native finished with a -6, 210 (70-69-71) to fend off a challenge from Kennesaw State’s Jake Fendt and North Florida’s Travis Trace.

“We’re going to try and prepare ourselves for these next few weeks and make sure that when regionals come around that we are a little more prepared  than we were this week,” said Armstrong. “I’m really excited to go out there with a little chip on our shoulder and with some drive to compete for regionals and nationals.”

Herd note:

  • The Bisons made a valiant attempt to chase down Kennesaw State, who entered the day with a 10-stroke lead, but Lipscomb would come up one shot behind the Owls for the league championship.
  • Lipscomb finished with an even-par, 864 (288-290-286) for a second-place finish, the best in school history.
  • Stoney Crouch earned All-Tournament Team honors with a 5th-place finish behind a -1, 215 (73-71-71).
  • Mikey Feher finished tied for 14th after carding a +4, 220 (75-74-71).
  • Eric Ansett finished two strokes behind Feher with a +6, 222 (70-79-73) in a tie for 16th.
  • Trevor Gold posted a 30th-place finish with a +18, 234 (80-76-78).

 

Up next:  The Bisons will await to find out their destination for NCAA regional tournament action on May 4th.  The NCAA regionals will be hosted May 15-17 in Baton Rouge, La., Murfreesboro, Tenn., West Lafayette, Ind., Stanford, Calif., Austin, Texas and Sammarish, Wash.