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.

Results: Dogwood Invitational
1TNDawson ArmstrongBrentwood, TN100067-66-67=200
2KYAshton Van HorneGeorgetown, KY70064-71-67=202
T3South AfricaPaul BoshoffSouth Africa50069-69-65=203
T3TXBrad DalkeMcKinney, TX50069-65-69=203
T5GAZach HealyPeachtree Corners, GA50066-71-68=205

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ABOUT THE Dogwood Invitational

Tournament week is June 6-11 at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The entry fee includes breakfast and lunch tournament days as well as special events.

The history of this prestigious event extends back to 1941, when legendary amateur Tommy Barnes captured his first of five Dogwood titles. Evolving with the times, the modern Dogwood has produced fine champions like Webb Simpson (’07), Brian Harman (’09), Dawson Armstrong (’15), and in 2019 Brandon Mancheno. This evolution can be seen also in our course renovations and set-up, our relaxed tournament atmosphere, and our spirit of social responsibility.

Players are required to walk during tournament play and may carry their golf bag themselves (push carts are allowed) or take a caddie. Caddies may be requested in advance during registration, or players may select one on their own.

Player housing is provided on an as available basis to players only, caddies and traveling companions are not provided housing.

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