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Flames in 11th Place Following Inverness Intercollegiate First Round
Following 36 holes of action at the 10th annual Inverness Intercollegiate, Liberty currently stands in 11th place out of 12 teams.
The renowned Inverness Club (par 71, 7,300 yards) played tough for the entire 12-team field with none of the dozen programs posting under-par team scores following the first two rounds of play.
South Florida (293-286) and East Tennessee State (285-294) managed to escape the first day of play in the best position, as they share the lead with an 11-over par 579.
Yale (297-294) and UAB (295-296) are in a distant third place, 12 shots off the pace with a 23-over par 591.
The Flames had a 10-stroke improvement from the morning round to the second time around the course that has hosted four U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships.
Liberty is in 11th place with a 56-over par 624 (317-307) and is one shot ahead of Memphis' 57-over par 625 (309-316).
The Inverness Intercollegiate's 12-team field includes several programs that posted top 50 final rankings in 2013-14. Along with the Flames (No. 35), this year's Inverness field includes No. 19 UAB, No. 30 Mercer, No. 32 South Florida and No. 39 Kent State.
Three of the 60 players in the field finished the first 36 holes of play at even par. The trio includes Kent State teammates Sebastian Bendsen (77-65) and Chase Johnson (68-74), along with South Florida's Claudio Correa Black (70-72).
Liberty's starting five at this week's tournament includes four players who are competing in their first collegiate tournament.
Leading the way for the Flames is freshman Adam Eineving, who is tied for 32nd place with a 12-over par 154 (79-75).
Freshman Isaiah Logue is two shots behind Eineving, as he is tied for 36th place with a 14-over par 156 (81-75).
Austin Inman, the third and final freshman on Liberty's starting five this week, shares 40th place with a 15-over par 157 (78-79).
Senior Mathieu Fenasse, who was third on last year's roster with a 73.18 stroke average, is tied for 49th place with a 17-over par 159 (79-80).
Rounding out Liberty's roster at the season-opening event is sophomore Hutson Chandler, who is in 59th place with a 26-over par 168 (90-78).
Liberty, along with golfers from tournament host Toledo and Memphis, will go off the No. 10 tee starting at 8:52 a.m., tomorrow morning, for the final round of the 10th annual Inverness Intercollegiate. Live stats for the final round will be provided by BirdieFire.com.