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Dawson Armstrong wins The Dogwood
Champion Dawson Armstrong (Dogwood photo)
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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Results For The Dogwood Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1TNDawson ArmstrongBrentwood, TN70067-66-67=200
2KYAshton Van HorneGeorgetown, KY42064-71-67=202
T3South AfricaPaul BoshoffSouth Africa21069-69-65=203
T3TXBrad DalkeMcKinney, TX21069-65-69=203
T5GAZach HealyPeachtree Corners, GA21066-71-68=205

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