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Men's Golf In Fourth After First Day At UTSA Lone Star Invitational
Monday, September 16, 2019
By Jack Bluhm
Men's Golf In Fourth After First Day At UTSA Lone Star Invitational

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Lipscomb men’s golf team began its first tournament with a fourth place showing at the UTSA Lone Star Invitational with a first day total of 584 (294-290).

Senior grad transfer Nolan Ray had himself a day on the course and sits atop the leaderboard at 134 (65-69).

Ray came out on the back nine to begin his first round and fired a seven-under, 65. He carded eight birdies to just one bogey in his first 18-holes of the day with four birdies coming on the front nine and four birdies coming on the back nine. His second round was steadier with a three-under, 69 to give him a 36-hole total of 134. Ray finished just one stroke shy of tying his career low-18 hole mark.

Redshirt senior Connor McKay and redshirt junior Davis Armstrong also had quality outings on day one at TPC San Antonio. McKay turned in a top-20 performance and is tied for 19th at 148 (75-73), while Armstrong sits in a tie for 28th at 150 (77-73).

The Bisons will return to the links for the third and final round tomorrow.


Lipscomb Scores:
1. Nolan Ray, 65-69=134
T19. Connor McKay, 75-73=148
T28. Davis Armstrong, 77-73=150
T45. Ford Goldasich, 79-75=154
T55. Trevor Gold, 77-79=156

Team Scores:
1. Houston, 289-288=577
    UT Arlington, 290-287=577
3. South Alabama, 285-294=579
4. Lipscomb, 294-290=584
5. ULM, 288-299=587
6. Little Rock, 298-293=591
7. Rice, 306-294=600
    UTSA, 297-303=600
9. Louisiana, 300-303=603
    New Mexico State, 305-298=603
11. McNeese State, 300-310=610

Top Individuals:
1. Nolan Ray, Lipscomb 65-69=134
2. Paul Gonzalez, UT Arlington 67-69=136