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Liberty Finishes Fourth At Birkdale Collegiate Classic

March 10, 2006
|  Huntesville, N.C.
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Liberty's men's golf program concluded action at the Birkdale Collegiate Classic, Saturday afternoon, finishing fourth out of 12 teams at two-day, 54-hole event which was played at the par-72, 7,013 Birkdale Golf Club.

Charlotte claimed the team title as the 49ers finished 19 strokes ahead of second-place UT-Chattanooga as Charlotte finished the 54-hole event with a six-over par 870 (298-286-286), while the Mocs finished second with a 25-over par 889 (304-294-291).

Liberty finished fourth with a 29-over par 893 (296-305-292), falling just two strokes behind third-place Old Dominion as the Monarchs finished with a 27-over par 891 (301-301-289).

Wofford's Neil O'Briain claimed individual medalist honors by finishing the tournament at three-under par 213 (70-71-72), while Charlotte's Ray Sheedy fired the best round of the event with a five-under par 67 today to climb up to second and finish the tournament with a one-under par 215 (77-71-67).

The Flames were paced by Andrew Turner as the senior finished tied for 10th with a six-over par 222 (74-75-73), while Jay Calvo finished tied for 16th with a 10-over par 226 (70-77-79).

Also finishing for Liberty was Parker McKoy who finished tied for 22nd with a 12-over-par 228 (76-79-73) and Peter Hortsman (82-74-73) and Albie Powers (76-80-73) as both golfers finished tied for 28th with a 13-over par 229.

The Flames return to the golf links on March 20-21 when they travel across the Commonwealth to participate in the William & Mary Invitational hosted at the King's Mill Golf Course in Williamsburg, Va.

Fin. School Scores
1 Charlotte 298 286 286 870 +6
2 Tenn.-Chattanooga 304 294 291 889 +25
3 Old Dominion Univ. 301 301 289 891 +27
4 Liberty University 296 305 292 893 +29
5 Richmond, Univ. of 293 304 297 894 +30
6 Belmont Abbey Coll. 299 309 301 909 +45
7 Bowling Green State 310 307 297 914 +50
8 Francis Marion U. 313 304 298 915 +51
9 Wofford College 308 311 302 921 +57
10 James Madison Univ. 315 307 300 922 +58
11 Wm. & Mary, Coll. of 305 310 311 926 +62
12 Davidson College 312 311 308 931 +67

Liberty's Individual Scores
T10 Andrew Turner 74 75 73 222 +6
T16 Jay Calvo 70 77 79 226 +10
T22 Parker McKoy 76 79 73 228 +12
T28 Peter Horstman 82 74 73 229 +13
T28 Albie Powers 76 80 73 229 +13