Armstrong posts career-best round in Palm Beach
Raiders finish third at FAU Slomin Autism ChampionshipMarch 30, 2014 · @MTAthletics
PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Middle Tennessee men's golf team finished third at the FAU Slomin Autism Championship after the final round of play Sunday behind a career-best round from senior Lucas Armstrong at the par-71, 6,876-yard North Course of the Fountains Country Club.
The Blue Raiders posted a third round score of 279, led by Armstrong, who carded a career-best round of 66. MT finished the three-day tournament with an 854 (293-282-279) through 54 holes for two-over par. No. 54 Georgia Southern (845) took home second-place honors, while No. 6 UCF (839) claimed first.
Armstrong paced the team overall, turning in a score of 207 (72-69-66) for six-under par to finish third in the 81-player field. His classmate Jordan Jennings recorded his best round of the tournament and MT's second-best in the final set of 18 holes, shooting a 70. He tallied a 220 (75-75-70) through 54 holes this weekend.
Middle Tennessee redshirt-junior Brett Patterson carded a 71 in the third round Sunday to finish with a total of 212 (72-69-71) for one-under par. He tied for seventh in the overall player field, while teammate Payne Denman finished tied for 12th. Denman turned in a third round score of 72, tallying 215 (74-69-71) for two-over par through 54 holes.
MT redshirt-junior Andrew Cho shot a 74 in third round of play Sunday, marking his best round of the three-day tourney. He posted a total score of 228 (76-78-74).
The Blue Raiders return to action April 4-6, traveling to Franklin, Tenn., for the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Legends golf course.
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