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Golf Finishes Strong at Pinetree Intercollegiate

October 21, 2014  Kennesaw, Ga.  RSS
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Isaiah Logue finished in fourth place individually at the Pinetree Intercollegiate, helping Liberty to its best team finish of the fall.

Isaiah Logue finished in fourth place individually at the Pinetree Intercollegiate, helping Liberty to its best team finish of the fall.

The Flames carded their best team 18-hole total of the fall season on Tuesday, allowing Liberty to finish the 2014 Pinetree Intercollegiate in second place.

Liberty posted the best round of the 11 teams in the field at the Pinetree County Club, carding a 6-under par 282 to jump up two spots on the final round leaderboard.

The 18-hole total was the Flames' lowest of the season and Liberty's best since opening with a 7-under par 281 during the first round of the Linger Longer Invitational on March 22, 2014 across the state at the Great Waters Golf Course in Greensboro, Ga.

Liberty finished the event in second place with an overall 11-over par 875 (294-299-282), completing the fall season with its best finish in four tournaments this year.

Tournament host Kennesaw State put its home course knowledge to use on the par-72, 7,108 track, allowing the Owls to finish 30 strokes ahead of Liberty.

No. 34 Kennesaw State, who won the event for the third year in row, posted a winning score of 19-under par 845 (276-281-288).

Lipscomb took third place with a 17-over par 881 (298-299-284), followed by Florida Golf Coast, who finished fourth with a 27-over par 891 (303-288-300). Jacksonville State rounded out the top five teams in the field in fifth with a 31-over par 895 (300-295-300).

No. 18 East Carolina, who came into the event as the top ranked team in the newest Golfstat rankings, fell down the leaderboard on the final day and finished with event in sixth with a 34-over par 898 (295-291-312).

Kennesaw State had the top three finishers in the 64-man field, beginning with Fredrik Nilehn, who claimed medalist honors with a winning score of 14-under par 202 (64-70-68).

Nilehn was followed by teammates Jimmy Beck, who finished in second place with an 8-under par 208 (69-69-70), and Austin Vick, who finished in third place with a 7-under par 209 (69-68-72).

Liberty's Isaiah Logue tied for the second best individual final round, allowing the freshman to finish in fourth place. He posted the lowest career round of his young collegiate career and finished overall with a 4-under par 212 (73-71-68).

The Flames' Mathieu Fenasse also found red figures on Tuesday, allowing him to climb six spots up the leaderboard and finished tied for ninth with an overall 2-over par 218 (73-75-70).

Adam Eineving was the third Flame to finish under par on the day. His first collegiate sub-par round helped him finish overall tied for 16th place with a 7-over par 223 (75-77-71).

Liberty's final top 25 finisher in the event was Austin Inman. He bookended 1-over par 73 rounds to finish tied for 23rd place with an overall 11-over par 227 (73-81-73).

Tyler Abrahamsen, who was competing as an individual, finished tied for 55th place with a 24-over par 240 (82-76-82), while Hutson Chandler finished in 58th place with a 25-over par 241 (82-76-83).

The Flames will begin the spring portion of their 2014-15 slate on Feb. 2, when they travel to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to participate in the Sea Best Invitational, hosted by Jacksonville.

This year's two-day, 54-hole event will be contested at the TPC Sawgrass Valley Course, the sister course to the Stadium Course that annually hosts the PGA Tour's THE PLAYERS Championship event in May.