<p class="teaser">Lipscomb graduate off to a good start in PGA Tour Latinoamérica qualifying tournament</p> <p class="contacts"><span class="tag">authors</span> <span class="contact"> <a href="/contact-us/contact/20403315/david-boclair" alt="David Boclair">David Boclair</a></span></p> <div id="platform-access" data-identifier="5699abeabc8827915d009d26" data-registration="0" readability="35"> Dawson Armstrong already has gone north in his quest to one day make it on the PGA Tour.
Now he is trying to go south.
The most decorated golfer in Lipscomb University history is second after the opening round of a PGA Tour Latinoamérica qualifying tournament in Florida. Armstrong shot a 5-under (67) — one off the lead — Tuesday and was one stroke off the lead. He made five birdies with no bogeys at the 7,015-yard Mission Inn Resort and Club’s El Campeón Course.
The winner of the 72-hole event will be exempt for the entire 2019 PGA Tour Latinoamérica schedule. The next 11 will be exempt for the first half of the season, and those who finish 13th through 35th will have conditional exemptions for the first half.
Armstrong already is eligible to play in every event on this year’s Mackenzie Tour–PGA Canada by virtue of the fact that he finished 34th on that circuit’s money list ($23,003) in 2018. He won a qualifier for that circuit last March and then notched three top 10 finishes among 10 starts.
With the current event, Armstrong aims to achieve membership on both tours that serve as developmental circuits for the Web.com and PGA Tours. The PGA Tour Latinoamérica stages events primarily in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean from mid-March to early December. The Mackenzie Tour runs from late May until mid-September with tournaments across Canada.
The current event is one of four Latinoamérica Tour qualifiers that will take place this month. The others will be held in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
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