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Liberty Moves Up to 10th Place at Sea Best Invitational

February 3, 2015  Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.  RSS
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Liberty's Isaiah Logue led the Flames at the Sea Best Invitational, finishing tied for 62th place.

Liberty's Isaiah Logue led the Flames at the Sea Best Invitational, finishing tied for 62th place.

Liberty was one of a handful of teams that made a move up the final round leaderboard on Tuesday, finishing the 2015 Sea Best Invitational in a three-way tie for 10th place.

Liberty (303-308-302) shared 10th place with tournament host Jacksonville (299-307-307) and Jacksonville State (304-301-308). The trio of teams finished the 54-hole event with a 73-over par 913.

No. 15 North Carolina took home the team title, claiming the championship by seven strokes over Florida.

The Tar Heels posted a 33-over par 873 winning score (288-296-289) on the par-70 TPC Sawgrass – Dye's Valley Course (6,873 yards).

The Gators, one of four "Sunshine State" teams in the 15-team field, finished in second place with a 40-over par 880 (295-293-292).

No. 30 UNLV finished third with a 42-over par 882 (296-298-288), followed by No. 28 North Florida's 44-over par 884 (301-291-292) and No. 3 Florida State's 47-over par 887 (292-295-300).

Liberty was one of three Big South teams in the field. The Flames were joined by Coastal Carolina and Winthrop, who is currently ranked No. 31 in the latest Golfstat rankings.

The Chanticleers finished one spot ahead of the Flames in ninth place with a 66-over par 906 (295-309-302). The Eagles finished nine shots behind Liberty in 13th place with an 84-over par 924 (307-304-313).

UNLV's John Oda, individually ranked No. 87 in the country, was the only player in the 81-man field to find sub-par scores on Tuesday. He closed the event with a 3-under par 67 to claim individual medalist honors with an overall even par 210 (71-72-67).

Round two leader A.J. Crouch of Florida fell one spot on the leaderboard, finishing in second place with a 2-over par 212 (69-70-73).

No. 54 Jack Maguire of Florida State took third place with a 4-over par 214 (72-72-70). Coastal Carolina's Ben Wheeler (70-72-74), who was last year's Big South medalist, and Florida's Eric Banks (72-71-73) shared fourth place with a 6-over par 216.

Liberty's leading individual in the tournament was Isaiah Logue, who finished tied for 26th place with a 15-over par 225 (74-75-76).

Adam Eineving had the best closing day for the Flames, finishing with a 3-over par 73 to climb 17 places up the leaderboard. The freshman finished the event tied for 34th place with an 18-over par 228 (80-75-73).

Payton Taylor, playing in his first event for Liberty since transferring from Wisconsin, finished in a tie for 43rd place with a 21-over par 231 (74-81-76).

Rounding out Liberty's golfers in the field are Mathieu Fenasse, who was tied for 55th place with a 23-over par 233 (76-80-77), and Harrison Winger, who was tied for 62nd place with a 25-over par 235 (79-78-78).

Fenasse and Winger were a part of Liberty's squad that captured the 2014 Sea Best Invitational title. However, last year's tournament was held at the TPC Sawgrass sister course, the world famous THE PLAYERS Stadium Course.

The Flames will make a return trip to the state of Florida for a Valentine's Day weekend event at Florida, Feb. 14-15, for the SunTrust Gator Invitational. The 54-hole event will be contested at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.