Liberty's Fifth Place Finish Highlights Recent Men's Golf Action
LIBERTY CLAIMS FIFTH AT INVERNESS INTERCOLLEGIATE
The Flames were one of the few teams who survived blustery winds on Tuesday and move up the leaderboard at the 2012 Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational. However, Liberty was only able to better its team position by one spot, finishing in fifth place.
The Flames circled the famed Inverness Club for a final time three shots better than the field average on Tuesday and finished the two-day event with a 31-over par 883 (294-289-300).
Northwestern was one of three teams to better the Flames' score during the closing round, allowing the Wildcats to finish atop the 10-team field and claim the team title. Northwestern carded an 11-over par 295 on the Tuesday, more than tripling its scores from the first two rounds en route to a final score 16-over par 868 (285-288-295).
Florida State (289-289-301), Kent State (289-292-298) and North Texas (284-284-311) each finished four shots ahead of the Flames with a 27-over par 879 to share second place.
None of the 63 players in the tournament field finished below par, marking the second-straight tournament Liberty has played in without a single golfer finishing in red figures.
Kent State's Kevin Miller (66-75-74) and Northwestern's Jack Perry (70-72-73) finished 54 holes of action tied for first place with a two-over par 215 and were declared co-medalists.
Liberty's Niklas Lindstrom was one of eight players to finish one shot off the pace and finished the tournament tied for third place.
Lindstrom fired the second best individual round on Tuesday, carding his third-consecutive one-over par 72. The consistent score helped him record his second career Top 5 finish with a three-over par 216 (72-72-72).
Chase Marinell matched his opening round score on the par-71, 7,255-yard course with a three-over par 74 on Tuesday. Marinell finished the event tied for 13th place with a six-over par 219 (74-71-74) after carding six bogeys and three birdies on Tuesday.
Mathieu Fenasse finished two shots behind Marinell and shared 17th place with two other golfers with an eight-over par 221 (73-71-77). The sophomore was only able to birdie one hole on Tuesday, the par-4, No. 16, while carding five bogeys and one double bogey.
Max McKay was one of two Liberty golfers on the day to go without an under-par hole and finished the event tied for 42nd place with a 15-over par 228 (76-75-77). McKay had four bogeys and a double bogey on the par-4, No. 15 hole.
Harrison Winger completed his first collegiate tournament at Liberty in 46th place with a 17-over par 230 (75-76-79). The rookie had four bogeys on Tuesday to go along with two double bogeys.
The Flames had one remaining golfer in the field. Senior Andrew Colvin competed as an individual and finished tied for 33rd with a 12-over par 225 (76-72-77).
Liberty will play the third tournament in its four-event fall schedule on Oct. 1-2 when the Flames travel to Daufuskie Island, S.C., for the Rees Jones Intercollegiate. Liberty has played in the Michigan State hosted event for the last two years, spotlighted by a tie for first in 2010.
GARDNER-WEBB TIES FOR 10TH AT TAR HEEL INTERCOLLEGIATE
In a very challenging field that saw teams such as North Carolina, Duke, Notre Dame, Maryland, Boston College, North Carolina State, Charlotte and East Carolina, the Gardner-Webb men's golf team finished in a tie for 10th-place overall in the team standings at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate hosted by the University of North Carolina at the UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C.
GWU carded team rounds of 300, 293 and 299 to finish the two-day and three-round event with a combined team score of 892, +28.
The Runnin' Bulldogs finished in tie with the VCU Rams in 10th-place overall and ahead of Maryland, UNC Greensboro and Furman in the 14-team field.
Senior Daniel Kim paced the Runnin' Bulldogs with rounds of 73, 70 and 76 to finish in a tie at 21st-place overall with a combined three-round score of 219, +3. Kim's second round 70, -2 under par, would prove to be the lowest single-round score of the tournament for the Runnin' Bulldogs.
Right behind Kim, was fellow Canadian and teammate Daley Byles, as the redshirt-junior bounced back from a first round 78, +6, to post rounds of 74 and 71 to finish in a tie for 34th-place overall at 223, +7, for the tournament.
Gardner-Webb sophomore Matt Yelverton and freshman Clement Kurniawan each posted three-round combined scores of 227, +11, to finish in a tie for 58th-place overall, while junior Steven Jones carded a two-day score of 234, +1, to place in a tie at 73rd overall.
The Duke Blue Devils won the event, posting a three-round combined team score of 856, -8 under par, finishing six strokes ahead of host North Carolina, who took second-place with a score of 862, -2 under par. Albin Choi of North Carolina State took medal honors overall, as he carded rounds of 66, 71 and 68 to finish atop of the leaderboard at 205, -11 under par.
The GWU men's golf team will have a month off before they return to competition, as the Runnin' Bulldogs will next compete at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate hosted by Appalachian State on October 15-16th in Morganton, N.C.
CAMPBELL FINISHES 15TH AT GOLFWEEK CONFERENCE CHALLENGE
Amanjyot Singh tied for 31st on the individual leader board and Campbell wrapped up play Tuesday in the Golfweek Conference Challenge with a 15th-place team finish.
Singh shot 79-73-73-225 to complete the 54-hole event at 9-over-par. He finished with 37 pars, tied for sixth in the field, and tied for ninth in par-4 scoring (plus-3).
Missouri won the 15-school event at 7-under-par 857 (286-286-285), eight strokes better than runner-up Wake Forest (294-281-290-865). With three freshmen in the lineup, Campbell shot 310-308-311-929.
Jace Long of Missouri claimed individual honors at 9-under 207 (68-69-70), two strokes ahead of Tulsa's Chris Worrell and Steve Ihm of Iowa.
The Camels continue their fall schedule Oct. 19-20 at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate at Raleigh's Lonnie Poole Golf Course.