Freshman class of men’s golf team ranked number one in nation by GolfStat
The Lipscomb men’s golf team has been given quite the honor.
The Bisons were recently ranked number one in the nation for its’ freshmen class by GolfStat, which is the leading ranking system for all college golf.
“For GolfStat, they take all of our scores in every tournament as freshmen, and they average those scores together. It’s incredible the difference one person can make for your golf team,” said freshman golfer Dowling Armstrong.
“It was a great accomplishment to have within our first season,” Armstrong said. “Coach Brewer really stacked our team with a great freshmen class. We are really strong. We can all play, and play well.”
There are five freshmen on this year’s team: Armstrong, Mikey Feher, Stoney Crouch, Sydney Chung and Joshua Enderle. Four of the five are playing. Due to an injury, Enderle is redshirting this season.
“There’s a lot of competition on our team, healthy competition,” Armstrong said. “We are all working hard to get the top five spots to travel.”
Armstrong credits head coach Will Brewer as a driving force behind the young golfer’s success.
“Coach Brewer has done a lot for our freshmen class and the upperclassmen,” Armstrong said. “He has made us fearless, given us a great desire to win and made us competitors.”
Brewer is going on his second year as head Men’s Golf coach and Director of Golf at Lipscomb.
“I think Coach really pushes all of us, especially with our new short game facility at NGAC [Nashville Golf and Athletic Club]. It’s really making us into better players,” Armstrong said.
Armstrong said he hopes the fall’s success continues into a solid spring season.
“Going into the spring season, we need to keep playing good, but I really think that we have the opportunity to do some really big things with Conference, Regionals, and who knows…even Nationals.”
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