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Karlsson Finishes Up at VCU Shootout

September 29, 2009
|  Manakin-Sabot, Va.
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Robert Karlsson finished his first event of the 2009 fall season in a tie for 67th place at the VCU Shootout.

Robert Karlsson finished his first event of the 2009 fall season in a tie for 67th place at the VCU Shootout.

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Blustery wind conditions left less than ideal playing conditions for the final round of the VCU Shootout, where Liberty's Robert Karlsson finished up the event in a five-way tie for 67th place, Tuesday morning.

Karlsson, who was competing in the event as an individual, bogeyed the second and third holes of his round, followed by a double bogey on the par-4, 362-yard No. 3 hole.

The Kalmar, Sweden, native seemed to settle down, posting seven-straight pars. However, he finished with bogeys on three of his final six holes to close out the 54-hole event with a final round seven-over-par 79.

Karlsson (76-77-79-232) finished the event tied for 67th place at 16-over par, along with Wake Forest's Charlie Harrison (72-76-84-232), VCU's Mark Jargen (79-75-78-232), Virginia's Gregor Orlando (78-76-78-232) and Maryland's Donnie Shin (76-80-76-232).

Only seven players in the 84-player field were able to break par today on the Hermitage Country Club, led by Charlotte's Corey Nagy, who finished with three-straight, sub-par rounds on the par-72, 6,995-yard course.

Nagy carded a two-under-par 70 to take home medalist honors, completing his 54 holes with a two-stroke lead and the victory with a six-under-par 210 (69-71-70).

Wake Forest's Brendan Gielow, the overnight leader, struggled on Tuesday, shooting a three-over-par 75 to finish two strokes behind Nagy for second place at four-under-par (70-67-75). UNC Wilmington's Derek Wallace rounded out the top three with an even-par 216 (68-73-75) during the two-day event.

Karlsson, and the rest of the Flames, will hit the golf links next Monday and Tuesday, when Liberty hosts the Frank Landrey Invitational at the Spring Creek Golf Club in Gordonsville, Va.

The event will mark the first time the Flames have competed as a team this fall. The 15-team field will be facing a challenging par-72, 7,081 yard trek at Spring Creek, playing 36 holes on Monday and the final 18 holes on Tuesday.