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No. 22 Liberty Finishes Quail Valley Intercollegiate in 5th Place

October 25, 2016  Vero Beach, Fla.  RSS
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Isaiah Logue (pictured) and Gabe Lench led the Flames at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate, finishing the event in 11th place.

Isaiah Logue (pictured) and Gabe Lench led the Flames at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate, finishing the event in 11th place.

No. 22 Liberty carded a 7-under par 281 on Tuesday, but it was not enough to climb up the leaderboard, finishing the Quail Valley Intercollegiate in fifth place.

The Flames finished the event in fifth place, posting an overall 15-under par 849 (278-290-281) on the Quail Valley Golf Club (par 72, 7,350 yards).

Liberty's 849 ties its low score of the season and the ninth lowest 54-hole total in program history. The Flames have played three of four events this fall under par, including an 849 at the Marquette Intercollegiate earlier this month.

No. 43 Michigan State and No. 37 North Florida finished well ahead of the rest of the 15-team field, thanks to playing Tuesday's round at a combined 29-under par.

The Spartans finished two strokes ahead of the Ospreys to claim the team title. No. 43 Michigan State posted a winning score of 29-under par 835 (277-284-274), while North Florida claimed the runner-up spot with a 27-under under par 837 (280-284-273).

The strong field, which featured 14 teams currently ranked inside the top 100 in the country, continued with No. 38 Arkansas taking third place with a 19-under par 845 (278-285-282).

Jacksonville finished one stroke ahead of the Flames in fourth place with a 16-under par 848 (280-282-286).

Middle Tennessee State's Ilari Saulo (67-65-71) and North Florida's Phillip Knowles (67-68-68) shared medalist honors with a winning score of 13-under par 203.

Liberty's Isaiah Logue (70-74-67) and Gabe Lench (68-74-69) shared 11th place with a 5-under par 211 to lead the way for the Flames.

Logue saved his best round of the tournament for last, allowing him to move up the leaderboard 17 spots during the final day. His 5-under par 67 was aided by four birdies and an eagle during the final round of the event.

Lench also had an eagle on Tuesday, along with three birdies and two bogeys to card his third sub-70 round of the fall.

Mickey DeMorat finished tied for 24th place with a 1-under par 215 (69-74-72), followed by Liberty's freshmen Kieran Vincent and Ervin Chang.

Vincent finished tied for 35th place with a 1-over par 217 (71-73-73), while Chang posted a 3-over par 219 (76-69-74) to take 45th place in his first tournament as a part of Liberty's starting lineup.

The Flames will close out the fall portion of their 2016-17 schedule on Sunday and Monday when they participate in the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C.

The event will be contested at the Grandover Resort, the site of Liberty's 2012 NCAA Men's Golf Regional victory. The victory at the Grandover Resort propelled the Flames to a 10th-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Men's Golf National Championship.