A record was in sight. All Lucas Armstrong cared about, however, was collecting the crystal vase.
The Church Hill native and rising senior on Middle Tennessee State’s golf squad followed a second-day surge and a final-round deluge with a 3-under 69 to capture the Carter County Bank East Tennessee Amateur title in a late finish Sunday at Elizabethton Golf Course.
Armstrong finished the event at 13-under overall, one shot off the tournament record. He was at 16-under at one point Sunday, but was unable to hold onto the pace over the final holes with three bogeys.