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Birdie barrage carries Church Hill's Armstrong to top of ETA leaderboard

July 6th, 2013 10:52 pm by Joe Avento, NET News Service

Birdie barrage carries Church Hill's Armstrong to top of ETA leaderboard

Church Hill's Lucas Armstrong tees off on the seventh hole during play Saturday in the Carter County Bank East Tennessee Amateur in Elizabethton. (Joe Avento photo)

ELIZABETHTON — A day after Carlson Cox said every hole at Elizabethton Golf Course was a birdie opportunity, Lucas Armstrong tried to prove him right.

Armstrong birdied 11 of the first 14 holes — including eight on the front nine — to move into a tie for first place after the second round of the Carter County Bank East Tennessee Amateur golf tournament.

Armstrong also had a pair of double bogeys and a bogey to shoot a wild 6-under 66 that left him at 10 under par, tied with first-round leader Bryan Sangid.

“That was a lot of fun,” said Armstrong, a Middle Tennessee State golfer from Church Hill who also played briefly at East Tennessee State and Walters State.

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