Dawson Armstrong wins The Dogwood
Champion Dawson Armstrong (Dogwood photo)
ATLANTA, Georgia (July 4, 2015) -- A day lost to rain did nothing to deter 36-hole leader Dawson Armstrong, who posted 66 today to capture the Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club.
After Friday's round was rained out, the Lipscomb University golfer bogeyed his opening hole, but birdied holes 7-9 to post 2-under on the front. He added four more on the back to shoot 66 and win by two at 16-under.
“This was a great experience for me," Armstrong tod the tournament committee after the round. "Five days ago I was not thinking I would be standing here as champion of The Dogwood Invitational – and here I am!”
Ashton Van Horne, who seemed to be running away with the tournament Thursday -- when he got to 13-under after 27 holes -- finished with a solid round of 67 to take solo second at 14-under. Van Horne's final round run was derailed by a double-bogey at the 16th.
A shot back were Oklahoma commit Brad Dalke, and South Africa’s top ranked junior, Paul Boshoff, who posted the lowest round on Saturday with a 65.
ABOUT THE The Dogwood Invitational
The first Dogwood Invitational, held in April 1941,
validated Druid Hills Golf Club as a challenging venue
for amateur golf tournaments. The Club has hosted
eight Georgia State Amateur Championships over the
years, and the tournament continues as a staple on
the major amateur golf circuit. The Dogwood was
discontinued in 1973 and did not return until 1994
when a new tournament format was introduced. The
new format included entrance into the tournament by
invitation only and added an 18-hole qualifier for five
to eight open spots prior to the tournament start. A
Senior Division was added in 2005.Participation in The
Dogwood Invitational is by invitation from the
Dogwood Tournament Committee. The tournament is
72 holes of stroke play with a 54 hole cut to low 40
and ties for final round. Players are required to walk
during tournament play and may carry their golf bag
themselves or take a caddie. 8-spot Qualifier is held
Monday of tournament week, prior to the event.
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