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Flames Head to BSC Men's Golf Championship as No. 1 Seed
Two-time defending conference champion Liberty will be the No. 1 seed at next week's 2013 Big South Men's Golf Championship, held once again at The Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six, S.C.
Liberty, currently ranked No. 39 in the latest Golfstat rankings, will be the top seed at the 54-hole event which starts on Sunday at the par-72, 7,120-yard course.
The Flames have claimed the title the last two years at this same course, winning by 10 strokes over Coastal Carolina last year and 31 strokes over Gardner-Webb in 2011.
The Patriot Golf Club has hosted the Big South Men's Golf Championship events each year since 2008, as well as, the 2005 and 2006 conference championship events.
For the opening round on Sunday, Liberty will be paired with golfers from No. 2 seed Coastal Carolina (No. 52 Golfstat ranking) and No. 3 seed Winthrop (No. 92 Golfstat ranking).
No. 4 seed Radford (No. 142 Golfstat ranking), No. 5 seed Gardner-Webb (No. 159 Golfstat ranking) and No. 6 seed Campbell (No. 172 Golfstat ranking) will be paired together.
Rounding out the pairings will be No. 7 seed Charleston Southern (No. 181 Golfstat ranking), No. 8 seed High Point (No. 185 Golfstat ranking), No. 9 seed Presbyterian College (No. 187 Golfstat ranking) and league newcomer No. 10 seed Longwood (No. 260 Golfstat ranking).
The teams will hold a practice round at The Patriot Golf Club on Saturday, with tournament action slated to start on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Following an additional 18 holes during each of the next two days, the Big South Men's Golf Championship will be awarded to the victor on Tuesday afternoon. The winner will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Golf Regionals, May 16-18, at six select locations around the country.
Following the conclusion of the championship event, the Big South Conference will announce its annual award winners (all-conference, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and Freshman of the Year) at a special awards ceremony.
A full preview of the Big South Men's Golf Championship event will be available on LibertyFlames.com tomorrow.
Big South Men's Golf Championship Schedule
Saturday, April 20
Practice Round – 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 21
First Round Action
#4 Radford, #5 Gardner-Webb, #6 Campbell (No. 1 hole) – 8:30 – 9:10 a.m.
#9 Presbyterian College, #10 Longwood (No. 10 hole) – 8:50 – 9:30 a.m.
#1 Liberty, #2 Coastal Carolina, #3 Winthrop (No. 1 hole) – 9:20 – 10 a.m.
#7 Charleston Southern, #8 High Point (No. 10 hole) – 9:40 – 10:20 a.m.
Monday, April 22
Second Round Action
Pairings to be determined following the finish of the conclusion of the first round – 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 23
Second Round Action
Pairings to be determined following the finish of the conclusion of the second round – 8:30 a.m.