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LU Finishes in Ninth Place at Mizzou Tourney

April 14, 2009
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Jacob Singleton and the Liberty Flames finished in ninth place at the 2nd Annual UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate Classic, hosted by Missouri.

Jacob Singleton and the Liberty Flames finished in ninth place at the 2nd Annual UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate Classic, hosted by Missouri.

Kansas State (874) held off a surge by Texas-Arlington (876) and New Orleans (876) to win the 2nd Annual UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate Classic, hosted by Missouri, by two strokes at the par-72, 7,221-yard The Club at Old Hawthorne, located in Columbia, Mo. Liberty (910) finished in ninth place out of 14 teams on Tuesday, 36 strokes behind the leader.

Nathan Schenz-Davis (72-73-77—222) paced the Flames, tying for 14th place and ending up 14 strokes off the leader. Robert Karlsson (74-74-78—226) tied for 28th, while Jacob Singleton (78-77-73—228) tied for 36th. Jay Calvo (81-75-79—235) concluded the tournament tied for 54th, while Preston Dembowiak (80-78-WD—WD) withdrew from the event in the midst of the final round due to sickness.

Xavier's Sebastian MacLean (68-71-69—208) came from third place to tie SMU's Kelly Kraft (68-69-71—208) at eight under for individual honors. Kraft, who entered the day tied for the lead at seven under par and in a tie with Kansas State's Mitchell Gregson (67-70-77—214), defeated MacLean on the second playoff hole to claim individual medalist honors. Gregson tied for third with Ben Herrera (69-73-72—214) of Iowa State.

Kansas State nearly let a six-stroke lead escape during the final round of play. Texas-Arlington almost caught the Wildcats by cutting the margin by four shots. New Orleans did even better, shooting a team-low round 287 on Tuesday, cutting its deficit by 13 shots, but it wasn't enough. SMU (879) cut its margin by 10 strokes but only managed to finish in fourth place.

Liberty returns to the links on Monday in the Big South Conference Championship, hosted by Coastal Carolina at The Patriot Club in Ninety Six, S.C. The tournament will follow a three-day/54-hole format.