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LU and Karlsson Win William & Mary Event

March 24, 2009
|  Williamsburg, Va.
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Robert Karlsson captured medalist honors and helped Liberty to the team championship at the First Market Bank Intercollegiate.

Robert Karlsson captured medalist honors and helped Liberty to the team championship at the First Market Bank Intercollegiate.

Liberty (575) staved off Campbell (578) to capture the team championship at William & Mary's First Market Bank Intercollegiate, at the par-71, 6,831-yard Kingsmill River Course in Williamsburg, Va. The team championship was the Flames' first on the links since winning the then William & Mary Invitational on March 21, 2006. That event was also contested at the Kingsmill River Course and, due to rain, was only an 18-hole event.

Robert Karlsson (70-71—141) captured his second straight medalist honor for the Flames, and the Liberty freshman had plenty of competition from his teammates. Tobias Pettersson (70-72—142) and Nathan Schenz-Davis (71-71—142) each tied for second at even par, one stroke behind Karlsson. Temple's Eric Plisko (72-70—142) joined the Liberty crowd in second place.

Jay Calvo (73-76—149) tied for 28th and the Liberty five was rounded out by Preston Dembowiak (78-76—154), who tied for 61st. There were also three Liberty golfers participating as individuals. Chris Watters (75-78—153) tied for 56th, while Jacob Singleton (81-78—159) and Jordan Frye (86-79—165) rounded out the Liberty individuals.

Southern Illinois (588) finished in third place, 13 strokes behind tournament champion Liberty. Temple (592) rounded out the top four squads in the 20-team tournament.

Liberty returns to the links on Monday at Wichita State's Diet Pepsi Shocker Classic. The two-day/54-hole event will be played at the Wichita Country Club in Wichita, Kan.