Bisons eyeing history at ASUN Championship
Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Kirk Downs
Bisons eyeing history at ASUN Championship

BRASELTON, Ga. – The Lipscomb men’s golf team heads to Braselton, Georgia on Sunday looking to make history in the 40th ASUN Championship at the Legends Course at the Chateau Elan Golf Club.

The Bisons enter the tournament as the fourth-ranked team in the event at No. 69 in the Golfstat national rankings. North Florida is No. 26, Kennesaw State is No. 51 and Jacksonville is No. 60.

“Conference is something that has eluded us,” Lipscomb’s Director of Golf Will Brewer said. “We had a chance to bring home the trophy last year and we lost by one. Thankfully, we ended up being the highest ranked team and got an at-large bid, but we missed a big chance.

“I still believe confidently we are trending in the right direction. We have a little less experience right now, but there is no question in my mind that we have a team that is god enough to win this thing, especially if we putt well.”

The Purple and Gold will be looking to avenge their loss a season ago when they lost by one stroke to Kennesaw State after making up nine strokes on the Owls in the final round. The Bisons fired an even-par, 864 (288-290-286) to finish second – their highest placing in program history.

The three-day event will feature 18 holes each day Sunday through Tuesday, weather permitting. Inclement weather across north Georgia could cause some changes in the tournament’s schedule.

Lipscomb will begin teeing off at 7:39 a.m. on Sunday.

 

HERD NOTES

  • Brewer will carry a five-man team of Dawson Armstrong, Eric Ansett, Hunter Howell, Paul Swindell and Linus Samuelsson.
  • The Legends Course will play par-72 at 7,032 yards.
  • The Bisons are coming off three straight top-3 finishes (3rd in 2015-16, 2nd in 2017) in the ASUN Championship.
  • Lipscomb is coming off a 5th-place finish as the Old Waverly Collegiate in West Point, Mississippi after shooting a +14, 878 (291-299-288).
  • Dawson Armstrong finished second place at -7, 209 after firing a minus-4, 68 in the final round. For his efforts, he won his 13th career ASUN weekly honor making him the most decorated individual in ASUN history. He was tied with FGCU women’s soccer star Tabby Tindell.
  • Armstrong won the individual title by four strokes in the 2017 ASUN Championship as his 6-under, 210 bested the field and three golfers at -2. He will look to become the sixth two-time individual medalist in conference history.
  • Armstrong also enters play as the highest ranked individual in the field at No. 17 per GolfStat.
  • Kennesaw State is coming off its second-straight ASUN crown after carding a -1, 863.
  • Live Scoring will be available HERE.