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Karlsson Places 4th at Stevinson Ranch Invit.

April 7, 2009
|  Stevinson, Calif.
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Freshman Robert Karlsson placed fourth at Colorado's Stevinson Ranch Invitational on Tuesday. Karlsson has finished in the Top 5 at all five of his collegiate tournaments.

Freshman Robert Karlsson placed fourth at Colorado's Stevinson Ranch Invitational on Tuesday. Karlsson has finished in the Top 5 at all five of his collegiate tournaments.

Liberty's Robert Karlsson (75-69-71—215) finished in fourth place, pacing the Flames' (890) seventh-place team finish at the prestigious Stevinson Ranch Invitational, hosted by Colorado, at the par-72, 7,142-yard Stevinson Ranch Golf Club in Stevinson, Calif. Under cloudy-overcast skies and light rain, Karlsson tallied his fifth Top 5 finish in the freshman's first five collegiate tournaments.

The Flames shot the third-best round of the afternoon to move from an 11th place tie at day's beginning, to a three-way tie for seventh. Sacramento State (890) and St. Mary's (890) shared seventh place with Liberty. Nevada (869) claimed the team's championship over Colorado (878), after entering the day in a second-place tie, trailing the tournament host by one stroke, courtesy of the second best team round of the day. Washington State (879) rounds out the top three, 10 strokes behind the leader.

After Karlsson's one-under performance, the Flames were led by Nathan Schenz-Davis (73-76-70—219), tied for 11th, while Preston Dembowiak (78-78-74—230) tied for 55th at 14 over par. Tobias Pettersson (76-79-77—232) and Jay Calvo (83-75-75—233) round out the Flame five.

Colorado's Pat Grady (69-68-71—208) held on to win medalist honors after entering the day as the individual leader. Nevada's Ryan Hallisey (71-69-69—214) nearly overcame his three-stroke deficit entering the day, but fell one shot short, securing second place. Colorado's Derek Tolan (72-72-70—214) rounds out the top three performers at two under par and one shot ahead of Karlsson.

The prestigious field featured seven Top 100 golf programs and nationally ranked Division II member Cal State Stanislaus (No. 34).

Liberty returns to action on Monday at Missouri's UMB Bank Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate, to be contested at The Club at Old Hawthorne, in Columbia, Mo.