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Men's golf rallies for sixth place finish
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
By Mark McGee
Men's golf rallies for sixth place finish

SPRINGFIELD, La. – The Lipscomb Bisons golf team rallied to finish sixth Tuesday in the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate.

The Bisons, who had finished the second round Monday in 10th place, tied with Southeastern Louisiana, the tournament host and champion, for the best third round score. Both teams shot 287 over the final 18 holes.

“It was may be the best round we have shot since I have been coaching,” said Will Brewer, Lipscomb director of golf and men’s coach. “I am really proud of what they did today and how they did it.

“We played a really strong golf course against some good teams. We are learning. We are getting better. We will grow from this.”

The Bisons finished two strokes out of fifth place and sixth strokes out of fourth in the 12-team tournament.

“They are believing more and more in what we are doing,” Brewer said. “They believe in themselves.

“We passed a bunch of teams in the third round because we played so well. We haven’t responded in a final round until today. It is a great feeling to know that they are beginning to believe in what we are trying to do and trust what we have been saying.”

Ryan Terry tied for 11th place with a score of 220 (72, 79, 69). His 69 tied for the low score in the third round.

Blanton Farmer placed in a tie for 24th with a 225 (70, 80, 75).

Dustin Wilder tied for 30th with a 228 (77, 80, 71). Paul Kleine-Kracht tied for 33rd with a 229 (77, 78, 72). Taylor Combs tied for 40th with a 233 (76, 80, 77).

“Ryan, Dustin and Paul all rose to the occasion and played really well in the third round,” Brewer said. “Blanton held in there with a 75. Taylor started poorly, but held on and played the last 15 holes very well.”