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Liberty Finishes Seventh Out of 19
The Liberty men's golf team finished in seventh place out of 19 squads at William & Mary's First Market Bank Intercollegiate, played at the 6,809-yard, par-71 Kingsmill Resort, in Williamsburg, Va., on Tuesday.
Liberty (590) ended up seventh, 21 strokes behind tournament champion Francis Marion (569), for the 36-hole, two-day event. During the tournament, the Flames were led by redshirt sophomore Nathan Schenz-Davis (144), who finished tied for ninth at two-over. Parker McKoy (147) finished tied for 22nd at five-over, while Peter Horstman (149), Jay Calvo (150) and Stephen Hawk (151) finished in succession at seven, eight and nine-over, respectively. David Je (144), playing as an individual, finished tied with Schenz-Davis for ninth at two-over. Je shot a 68 in the final round, for the second-lowest score of the day. Christopher Couch of Francis Marion shot a round-low 67.
Finishing second behind Francis Marion was Detroit Mercy (576), seven strokes back. Gardner-Webb (585) placed third, 16 strokes behind the tournament champion.
Mark Sommerfeld (137) of Detroit Mercy finished tied with Couch, but won the medalist honors by sinking a birdie on the first playoff hole. Andy Whalen (140) of St. Bonaventure, who entered the final round tied for the individual lead with Sommerfeld, fell to third place at two-under.
Liberty returns to the links on March 29 at Towson's Lacrosse Homes Collegiate. The two-day, 36-hole tournament will be played at the Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Md.