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LU Set to Host 4th Frank Landrey Invitational
The tournament will be held for the first time at the par 72, 7,300-yard Spring Creek Golf Club, a course meticulously groomed and ingeniously laid out, which unfolds over peaceful rolling hills and woods beneath the mountains of Charlottesville. The past three years, the Frank Landrey Invitational has been hosted at Poplar Grove in Amherst, Va.
Sunday will feature a practice round, before the two-day, 54-hole event begins Monday. Teams will play 36 holes Monday, beginning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, before teeing off for the final round at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Spectators are encouraged to attend and admission is free. In addition to Liberty, the field is comprised of Delaware, High Point, Houston Baptist, James Madison, Laval (Quebec), Long Island, Longwood, Presbyterian, Radford, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Virginia State and USC Aiken.
The tournament is named after former Liberty golf coach Frank Landrey. Coach Landrey skippered the Flames on the links from 1992-2004, taking Liberty to the NCAA Tournament in 2003 as an at-large team. The at-large bid, which Liberty captured again in 2006, makes the Liberty golf team the only Flames program to receive an at-large bid to an NCAA Tournament.
Liberty won the inaugural event in 2005, followed by a Western Carolina victory in 2006's rain-shortened event and Radford captured the 2007 crown.
Tournament results will be posted daily on LibertyFlames.com.