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Golfweek Runs Feature on Flames Golf Program

January 18, 2011
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Preston Dembowiak is one of several golfers who will look to lead the Flames during the upcoming spring season.

Last week, Golfweek columnist Ron Balicki had a chance to sit down with Liberty Head Coach Jeff Thomas to talk about the Flames golf program, which is coming off its most successful fall campaign in program history.

Thomas, who is in his seventh season as head coach, has guided the Flames to the program's first-ever Top 50 final fall season ranking (No. 41). The article details Liberty's methodical climb up the college golf rankings and takes a look at the team's goals for the upcoming spring season.

Thomas leading Liberty to all-time highs
Article written by: Ron Balicki (Golfweek columnist)

Look down the list of the top 50 teams in the final fall Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings and, for the most part, you will find your usual suspects. There are the likes of UCLA, Oklahoma State, Florida, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Texas A&M, Augusta State, Georgia, Washington, etc.

Then there's one that may cause you to stop and maybe even scratch your head a little bit. In at No. 41 sits Liberty University, the small, Christian-based school out of Lynchburg, Va.

Your first question might be, "Who are these guys?"

Well, they are the Flames, members of the Big South Conference, and during this past fall season they compiled a 42-10-1 overall record.

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Golfweek Collegiate Team rankings