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Men's golf finshes 2nd in the APSU tourney

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
by Mark McGee

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.-The Lipscomb Bisons men's golf team, paced by a final round 69 from Ryan Terry, finished second Tuesday in the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

It marks the third time in a row this fall that the Bisons have finished in the top three as a team. They finished three over par for the three rounds at The Links at Novadell in Hopkinsville, Ky. Host Austin Peay won the tournament with a four-under par finish.

“We are pleased,” coach Will Brewer said. “We had three very consistent rounds. We are just trying to continue to build confidence and continue to believe.

“We are not satisfied though. We are still improvements we can make and we are committed to making those. There will be a lot of redundant practice, but it will pay off if we continue to do that.”

There were 14 teams in the field, including a number of Ohio Valley Conference teams.

“I was pleased with everyone on the team,” Brewer said. “You can always ask what if. We missed by seven shots and I am sure we could have made up seven shots as a team over 54 holes.

“I would say this is the strongest field we have played in this fall. I think Austin Peay is ranked in the top 100. We beat a bunch of teams that should help us move up in the rankings.”

Terry shot a combined 211 for the tournament including back-to-back rounds of 71 on Monday. He finished tied for fifth.

“Ryan had a really good tournament,” Brewer said. “I am proud of him.”

Blanton Farmer and Alex Cox tied for 17th with combined scores of 220. Farmer shot 72, 70 and 78 while Cox fired a 75, 72 and 73.

“Blanton didn’t have his best day today,” Brewer said. “But that may be the only round all fall that he hasn’t played well. That happens from time-to-time.

“Alex came back strong today. I was real pleased with what he did.” Dustin started poorly and came back fairly well.”

Rounding out the scoring for the Bisons were Dustin Wilder tied for 47th with a 228 (71, 82, 75) and Nathan Mueting tied for 57th with a 230 (82, 76, 72).

"Dustin started poorly and came back fairly well,” Brewer said. “This was Nathan’s first tournament as part of the team. He played well in the final round.”

The Bisons will close out the fall season, their first under Brewer’s direction, Nov. 5-6 at the Hatter Classic hosted by Stetson in DeLand, Fla.

Written by Mark McGee, Senior Publisher/Director of Media Relations.