Upstate Falls to Lipscomb on Final Day of Bridgestone Match Play

Upstate Falls to Lipscomb on Final Day of Bridgestone Match Play

Braselton, Ga. – The USC Upstate men's golf team closed out play at the Bridgestone Match Play on Tuesday with a 6-0 loss to the top-seeded Lipscomb Bisons from the par 72, 7003-yard Legends Course at Chateau Elan.

Upstate was the fourth seed during Tuesday's match play round after shooting a 601 (305-296) in stroke play on Monday. The contest featured three matches that went down to the final holes including Tom Schofield, Taylor White and Matt Carter.

Schofield, playing in the No. 3 match, held a three-hole lead over Mikey Feher after eight as the junior won at the second, fourth and eighth holes before heading to the back-nine ahead by two. Feher managed to put the match at all-square with wins at the 10th and 11th holes, and the duo played even until the 15th when Feher went in front by one. Schofield stayed close heading to the last two holes until Feher won the match on the 17th.

Carter led for a majority of his opening nine holes in the No. 5 contest against Stoney Crouch. After trading wins at the 1st and 2nd holes, Carter went up by two as he took the 4th and 5th. Crouch evened the match twice over holes 7-9 and sat even with Carter heading to the final nine. Carter was down two after the 12th hole but cut his deficit down to one following his win on the 13th. Crouch captured the 14th and 15th holes and held on for the win.

White battled Dawson Armstrong back-and-forth in the No. 6 match. Armstrong held a three-hole advantage with three straight wins at the 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes, only to see White rally back to trail by one through nine after taking the last two. Armstrong would go back up by three through 14 holes, but White battled back at the 15th and 16th to head into the last two holes down by one. Armstrong won the match with a victory at the 17th hole.

Lipscomb would go on to win the Bridgestone Match Play after defeating Jacksonville 5-1.

The Spartans return to the course Oct. 3-4 at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate from the Lonnie Poole Golf Club in Raleigh, N.C.

Semifinal Match:  Lipscomb def. Upstate, 6-0
No. 1:  Hunter Howell (LIP) def. Sean Stanistreet (UPST), 5 & 4
No. 2:  Jake Dines (LIP) def. Hunter Fry (UPST), 5 & 3
No. 3:  Mikey Feher (LIP) def. Tom Schofield (UPST) 2 & 1
No. 4:  Eric Ansett (LIP) def. Jordan Warnock (UPST), 6 & 5
No. 5:  Stoney Crouch (LIP) def. Matt Carter (UPST), 3 & 2
No. 6:  Dawson Armstrong (LIP) def. Taylor White (UPST), 2 & 1

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