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Flames Drop To Sixth-Place Finish At ODU-Seascape Collegiate

November 1, 2005
|  Kitty Hawk, N.C.
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Host Old Dominion carded the best round of the tournament to climb over top of three teams, including Liberty, to claim the team title at the 26th annual ODU-Seascape Collegiate thanks in part to a five-under-par 279 on Tuesday.

The Monarchs entered the final day of competition in fourth place behind the Flames, who had a three-stroke lead over Radford, a five-stroke lead over Kennesaw State and an eight-stroke advantage over Old Dominion after the first 18 holes.

However, the homestanding Monarchs bested the field of 15 teams by a minimum of seven strokes with a final round 279, while Liberty slipped from the top spot to sixth in the final standings as the Flames carded a 16-over-par 300 on Tuesday after firing a one-under-par 283 yesterday at the par-71, 6256-yard Seascape Golf Course.

Overall, Old Dominion finished the event in first place with a two-over-par 568 (291-279), while Kennesaw State (288-288) and George Washington (295-281) finished in a two-way tie for second with an eight-over-par 576. The Flames dropped to sixth place as Liberty concluded the tournament with a 15-over-par 583 (283-300).

James Madison's Scott Marino claimed individual medalist honors with a five-under-par 137 (69-68), while George Washington's Brian Carroll finished second with a three-under-par 139 (70-69). Four players finished tied for third with a one-under-par 141 to round out the individuals in red numbers in the field of 78 golfers.

Liberty was led by Nathan Schenz-Davis, who led after the first day of competition along with fellow teammate Parker McKoy as both were at three-under-par; however, Schenz-Davis fell back to 12th place and finished the tournament with a one-over-par 143 (68-75).

McKoy finished tied for 17th place with a three-over-par 145 (68-77), while Andrew Turner finished tied for 24th with a four-over-par 146 (73-73), Jay Calvo finished tied for 43rd with a seven-over-par 149 (74-75) and Peter Hong finished tied for 66th with a 15-over-par 157 (76-81).

The ODU-Seascape Collegiate wraps up the Flames' fall golf season that saw Liberty record three Top 5 finishes in five events, including a first-place finish at the Frank Landrey Intercollegiate and a second-place finish at the James Madison Invitational.

Liberty will return to the link in the spring with a full slate of events that will feature key match-ups against Big South Conference opponents and District II foes as the Flames will attempt to qualify for their second-ever appearance in the NCAA Regionals with an automatic bid by virtue of a conference title or an at-large bid by finishing amongst the tops of the District II rankings.

Fin. School Scores
1 Old Dominion Univ. 291 279 570 +2
2 Kennesaw St. Univ. 288 288 576 +8
George Washington 295 281 576 +8
4 Elon University 295 283 578 +10
5 Radford University 286 295 581 +13
6 Liberty University 283 300 583 +15
7 Drexel University 297 287 584 +16
8 Richmond, Univ. of 299 286 585 +17
9 Campbell University 301 286 587 +19
10 James Madison Univ. 301 288 589 +21
11 Delaware, U. of 303 295 598 +30
12 High Point U. 303 296 599 +31
13 Francis Marion U. 294 306 600 +32
Winthrop University 301 299 600 +32
15 Hofstra University 326 311 637 +69

Liberty University 283 300 583 +15
T12 Richard Schenz-Davis Liberty 68 75 143 +1
T17 John Parker McKoy Liberty 68 77 145 +3
T24 Andrew Turner Liberty 73 73 146 +4
T43 Raul Calvo Liberty 74 75 149 +7
T66 Peter Hong Liberty 76 81 157 +15