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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