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Flames Sit in Second Place After Round One
The Liberty men's golf team sits in second place out of 15 squads after one round at East Carolina's Ironwood Pirate Intercollegiate, played on a mostly cloudy day at the 7,102-yard, par-72 Ironwood Country Club, in Greenville, N.C., on Friday.
Liberty (290) is second, four strokes behind first-place Newberry (286), through 18 holes. During the first day of competition, the Flames were led by Parker McKoy (72) and Jay Calvo (72), both of whom are tied for eighth at even-par. Nathan Schenz-Davis (73) and Andrew Nelson (73) are tied for 19th at one-over par, while David Jeh (74) is two-over par. Preston Dembowiak (73) and Chris Watters (75) each participated as individuals, shooting one and three-over par respectively.
Following Newberry and Liberty at the top of the leaderboard is St. John's (294), eight strokes behind the leader. Host East Carolina (295) and Francis Marion (295) are each within in range as well, nine strokes behind Newberry.
Daniel Stanley (68) of Newberry and Alex Snickenberger (68) of Boston College are tied for medalist honors at four-under par. Ben Lown (69) of Newberry is breathing down the leaders' necks at three-under, while Christopher Couch (70) of Francis Marion and Daniel Castleberry (70) of Barton are tied for fourth at two-under.
East Carolina's Ironwood Pirate Intercollegiate continues with the second of three rounds, tomorrow at the 7,102-yard, par-72 Ironwood Pirate Country Club, in Greenville, N.C.