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Liberty Finishes SunTrust Gator Invitational in Eighth Place

February 15, 2015  Gainesville, Fla.  RSS
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Mathieu Fenasse finished the 2015 SunTrust Gator Invitational tied for eighth place, his third top 10 finish of the 2014-15 season.

Mathieu Fenasse finished the 2015 SunTrust Gator Invitational tied for eighth place, his third top 10 finish of the 2014-15 season.

Liberty was one of eight teams in the 14-team SunTrust Gator Invitational to post an improved round of golf on Sunday. However, the Flames were unable to keep pace with the top half of the field, finishing the event tied for eighth place.

Liberty (290-294-293) shared eighth place with Georgia State (293-294-290), each finishing the Florida-hosted event with a 37-over par 877.

No. 22 USF found the par 70 Mark Bostick Golf Course (6,701 yards) to its liking the best on Sunday, carding a 3-under par 277 to claim the team title by eight strokes. The Bulls' winning score for the overall event was a 5-under par 835 (275-283-277).

Arkansas finished in second place with a 3-over par 843 (280-280-283) as the Razorbacks were unable to defend their SunTrust Gator Invitational title from 2014.

Florida State, the top ranked team in the field at No. 3, finished in third place with a 5-over par 845 (279-284-282), while tournament host Florida finished in fourth place with a 14-over par 854 (281-286-287).

USF's Claudio Correa carded a 3-under par 67 on Sunday to break a three-way shared overnight lead, allowing him to capture medalist honors. Correa's winning overall score was a 5-under par 205 (65-73-67).

Florida's J.D. Tomlinson (67-70-70) and Arkansas' Taylor Moore (69-70-68) shared the runner-up spot with a 3-under par 207.

Liberty's top golfer in the field was Mathieu Fenasse, who finished tied for eighth place with a 1-over par 211 (68-73-70). The senior, who had posted a 74.44 stroke average in three previous showings at this tournament, closed his career at this event with four birdies, four bogeys and 10 pars on Sunday.

Isaiah Logue carded duplicate 2-over par 72s during the last two rounds and finished the event tied for 15th place with a 5-over par 215 (71-72-72).

Huston Chandler also matched his second and third round scores, allowing him to climb seven spots up the leaderboard and finish the event tied for 46th place with a 15-over par 225 (77-74-74).

Rounding out Liberty's final two golfers in the field were Adam Eineving, who finished tied for 56th place with a 17-over par 227 (74-75-78) and Austin Inman, who finished tied for 69th place with a 24-over par 234 (77-80-77).

The Flames will return to action on March 9-10 when they travel to Aiken, S.C., to participate in the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate. The two-day, 54-hole event will be contested at the Palmetto Golf Club and is hosted by USC Aiken.