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Vincent Named Big South Golfer of the Week

September 15, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty's remaining starting five celebrate with Kieran Vincent (center) following his six-stroke victory at the Rod Myers Invitational.

Liberty's remaining starting five celebrate with Kieran Vincent (center) following his six-stroke victory at the Rod Myers Invitational.

Following a stellar start to his collegiate career, Liberty's Kieran Vincent has been named the Big South Men's Golfer of the Week.

Vincent claimed individual medalist honors at the 2016 Rod Myers Invitational, last Saturday and Sunday. He carded a 15-under par 201 (67-67-67) on The Duke Golf Course (par 72, 7,154 yards) in Durham, N.C.

The event marked the freshman's first collegiate tournament and his score set a new 54-hole program record. The program's previous best mark of 202 was set by Andrew Turner in 2005 and matched by Max McKay in 2009.

The native of Harare, Zimbabwe led the 82-man field with 19 birdies. He finished six strokes ahead of Wake Forest's Will Zalatoris and Florida State's Christobal Del Solar, who both carded a 9-under par 207.

Vincent became the 27th player in program history to claim individual medalist honors at an NCAA Division I event. He is the first golfer to do so since Isaiah Logue and Gabe Lench shared medalist honors at last fall's Rees Jones Invitational.

Vincent's first-place showing helped the Flames finish the event in second place out of 14 teams. Liberty carded a 12-under par 852 (286-284-282), which is the ninth-best, 54-hole team total in program history.

The Flames have the rest of the month of September off to prepare for the next event, the Marquette Invitational on Oct. 2-3. The 54-hole event is hosted by Marquette at the Milwaukee Country Club in River Hills, Wis.