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Men's Golf Finishes 16th at Tiger Invitational
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
By Jack Bluhm
Men's Golf Finishes 16th at Tiger Invitational

AUBURN, Ala. - The Lipscomb men's golf team shot a final-round 297 and finished in 16th at the Tiger Invitational.

Lipscomb saved its best round for last, improving by six shots from its second-round score of 303. The Bisons ended with a three-round 915 total in their second tournament of the spring season.

Host team Auburn won the tournament at 853.

Sophomore Linus Samuelsson paced the way for the Purple and Gold on the leaderboard and had a solid tournament. He fired rounds of 72-72-73 showing consistency to tie for 12th with a three-round total of 217. This was the first top-15 finish of the spring for Samuelsson. 

Freshman Austin Aliff had the best final-round for Lipscomb carding an even-par 72. Aliff made improvments each round to tie for 64th with rounds of 83-76-72=231. 

Paul Swindell also tied for 64th at 231 shooting rounds of 79-78-74.

The Bisons will be heading West for their next outing at the Desert Mountain Invitational March 9-10 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Team Scores:

1. Auburn 293-280-280=853
2. SMU 295-287-281=863
3. South Alabama 297-287-288=872
4. Arkansas State 283-300-290=873
5. Kennesaw State 303-294-281=878
6. UNCW 301-289-289=879
    Auburn 296-295-288=879
8. ULM 304-289-287=880
9. Chattanooga 305-299-286=890
    Western Kentucky 306-292-292=890
    Georgia State 295-296-299=890
12. Mercer 295-304-292=891
13. Missouri 301-299-293=893
14. Austin Peay 307-300-295=902
15. Florida Atlantic 304-310-290=904
16. Lipscomb 315-303-297=915

Lipscomb Scores:

T12. Linus Samuelsson 72-72-73=217
T64. Austin Aliff 83-76-72=231
T64. Paul Swindell 79-78-74=231
T80. Trevor Gold 82-81-78=241
83. Sebastian Salazar 82-77-87=246

Top Individuals:

1. Brandon Mancheno, Auburn 74-68-70=212
    Wyatt Larkin, Kennesaw State 72-71-69=212