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Flames Tied for Fifth after First Day at Rod Myers Invitational

October 11, 2014  Durham, N.C.  RSS
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Hutson Chandler opened the Rod Myers Invitational with a career-best round of 4-under par 68 on Saturday.

Hutson Chandler opened the Rod Myers Invitational with a career-best round of 4-under par 68 on Saturday.

Battling tough playing conditions and multiple weather delays, the Flames find themselves tied for fifth place after the first day of competition at the Rod Myers Invitational.

The 12-team event, hosted by Duke at the Duke University Golf Course, has been reduced to a 36-hole event following today's weather delays.

The teams were able to complete 18 holes of play, before the second round was halted at 3:24 p.m. Play attempted to resume at 4:30 p.m., but was stopped again, this time for the day, at 4:41 p.m.

The teams will return to the par-72, 7,136-yard track tomorrow morning to complete what is left of their second round of play.

The Flames, who are in the midst of holes No. 3 through 5 of their second round, officially completed their first round tied for fifth place with a 1-under 287. Liberty's best team round of the 2014-15 season had the team tied with Charlotte for fifth place.

North Carolina led after the first 18 holes of play after the Tar Heels carded a 10-under par 278, followed by East Carolina's 7-under par 281. Baylor was also one of the five teams to post a score in red figures with a 2-under par 286.

A total of 18 players in the 72-man field posted under-par scores during Saturday morning's flight.

North Carolina's Ben Griffin led the charge with a 5-under par 67, followed by his teammate William Register, Notre Dame's Matt Rushton, East Carolina's George Kilgore and Liberty's Hutson Chandler who shared second place with a 4-under par 68.

For Chandler, it marked his first collegiate under-par round of golf, which included four birdies and 14 pars.

Liberty's Mathieu Fenasse continued his under-par scoring, posting a 2-under par 70 to share 10th place with three other golfers.

Adam Eineving was tied for 28th place after a 1-over par 73. He was followed by Isaiah Logue, who was tied for 50th place with a 4-over par 76 and Mitchell Klooz, who was tied for 71st place with a 14-over par 86.

The Flames will return to the golf course at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning to resume their second and final round of golf of the fall season. Liberty will once again be paired with golfers from Tulsa and Iowa on Sunday.