No. 22 Liberty will play its second to last event of the fall schedule on Monday and Tuesday when the Flames participate in the 2016 Quail Valley Intercollegiate.
The Flames, ranked No. 22 in the most recent Golfstat national rankings, are one of 15 teams who will be tested by the Quail Valley Golf Club (par 72, 7,350 yards) in Vero Beach, Fla., the next two days. McNeese State will serve as the event's host.
The 15-team tournament field is one of the best the Flames have seen this fall with all but one of the teams currently ranked inside the top 100 in the country.
Liberty leads the field at No. 22, followed by Kansas (No. 30), North Florida (No. 37), Arkansas (No. 38), Michigan State (No. 43), Jacksonville (No. 51), North Texas (No. 54), Ohio State (No. 57), Middle Tennessee State (No. 61) and Mississippi State (No. 75).
Junior Mickey DeMorat is currently pacing play for Liberty, leading the team with a 70.63 season stroke average. He has finished in the top 10 in each of Liberty's three events this year and is the Big South's top individually ranked golfer at No. 77 in the country.
Freshman Kieran Vincent ranks second on Liberty's roster with a 71.50 stroke average followed by junior Isaiah Logue's 72.25 stroke average. The final two golfers in the field for the Flames are sophomore Gabe Lench (72.50) and freshman Erwin Chang (73.50).
Play gets underway on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start. Liberty will be paired with golfers from McNeese State and Kansas and will be sent off the tee at holes No. 1 (par 4, 414 yards) to No. 4 (par 4, 436 yards).
The 15-team field will play 36 consecutive holes on Monday, following by the final 18 holes of competition on Tuesday.
2016 Quail Valley Intercollegiate Field (Golfstat rankings of Oct. 19)
Arkansas (No. 38) Indiana (No. 77) Jacksonville (No. 51) Kansas (No. 30) Liberty (No. 22) McNeese State (No. 87) Memphis (No. 129) Michigan State (No. 43) Middle Tennessee State (No. 61) Mississippi State (No. 75) North Florida (No. 37) North Texas (No. 54) Notre Dame (No. 93) Ohio State (No. 57) West Virginia (No. 96)
Course Information: Quail Valley Golf Club (Vero Beach, Fla.) Par 72, 7,350 yards
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