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Flames Close out their Fall Slate at Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic

November 5, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Flames Close out their Fall Slate at Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic

Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic Live Stats

The Flames will wrap up the fall portion of their 2015-16 schedule this weekend when they travel to Maui, Hawaii, to participate in the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic.

The three-day, 54-hole event marks the program's first-ever trip to Hawaii. The event is hosted by Hawaii at the Ka'anapali Golf Course (par 71, 6,700 yards).

The Ka'anapali Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones design, originally opened in 1962 and was the first resort course constructed in Hawaii.

Liberty, who is currently ranked No. 32 in the latest national rankings, is one of six top 50 programs in the 18-team field.

Joining the Flames are No. 12 Georgia, No. 13 Oklahoma, No. 22 South Carolina, No. 35 N.C. State and No. 37 Kansas.

The Flames have finished in the top five in each of their three fall events, spotlighted by a 21-stroke victory at the Rees Jones Invitational.

Liberty is coming off a three-week layoff, following a third-place showing at the David Toms Intercollegiate, Oct. 10-11, in Baton Rouge, La. The Flames finished behind defending national champion and tournament host LSU and runner-up Kansas State.

The Flames will keep the same lineup this weekend as it sent to Baton Rouge in October with Isaiah Logue, Payton Taylor, Michael DeMorat, Gabe Lench and Adam Eineving ready to tee it up for Liberty in Hawaii.

Logue, who is individually ranked No. 34 in the country by Golfstat, has posted top 10 finishes in each of Liberty's three fall events. The sophomore leads the team with a 71.89 season stroke average.

Taylor, who cracked the Top 250 by Golfstat at No. 244 this week, has finished top 10 in two of three events. He is second on the team with a 73.78 season stroke average, bolstered by a season-low round of 69 at the David Toms Intercollegiate.

Lench, who currently ranks No. 56 in the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings, is third on Liberty's roster with a 74.11 season stroke average. Lench and Logue tied for individual medalist honors to help lead the Flames to the team title at the Rees Jones Invitational.

DeMorat, who transferred to Liberty during the offseason from East Florida State, has posted a pair of top 20 finished this season. His best finish of the fall was a fourth-place showing at the Rees Jones Invitational (74.67 season stroke average).

Live stats will be provided for all three days of the 54-hole event. Liberty will be paired with golfers from Washington State and Loyola Marymount during the first round, starting on holes No. 14 to 17 for Friday's shotgun start. Play gets underway local time at 8:30 a.m.

2015 Ka'anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational
(Latest Rankings)
Ball State (No. 182)
Bowling Green (No. 99)
Cal State – Northridge (No. 234)
California – Santa Barbara (No. 142)
Georgia (No. 12)
Gonzaga (No. 139)
Hawaii (No. 224)
Indiana (No. 124)
Kansas (No. 37)
Liberty (No. 32)
Long Beach State (No. 82)
Loyola Marymount (No. 159)
N.C. State (No. 35)
Northern Iowa (No. 217)
Oklahoma (No. 13)
Sacramento State (No. 103)
South Carolina (No. 22)
Washington State (No. 117)

Course Information:
Ka'anapali Golf Course (Maui, Hawaii)
Par 71, 6,700 yards