Armstrong named to All-America Scholar team

Fifth straight year Raider has been on team

July 25, 2013 · @MTAthletics

NORMAN, Okla. - Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA and Middle Tennessee's Lucas Armstrong is among the 152 Division I players. This marks the fifth straight year the Blue Raiders have had a player recognized by the GCAA.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Armstrong, a Church Hill, Tenn. native, had a 75.6 stroke average in seven spring tournaments but saved his best for last with a third place finish at the Sun Belt Conference Championship with an even par 216. The rising senior matched his career-best round with a 69 in the first round of the SBC Championship.

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Three Middle Tennessee men's golfers have qualified for the 98th Tennessee State Amateur that will be played at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, Aug. 6-9.

Rising senior Jordan Jennings along with juniors Brett Patterson and Payne Denman all will be part of the 156-player field. Tourney qualifying has been held at seven different sites around the state.

The four-day tourney field will be cut to 60 players after the Wednesday, August 7 round. The tourney's championship round will be held on Friday, August 8th on the par-70 course.

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