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Liberty Wraps Up Fall with 3rd Place Finish at UNCG Event

October 31, 2016  Greensboro, N.C.  RSS
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Liberty's Kieran Vincent fired a 7-under par 65 during the final round of the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.

Liberty's Kieran Vincent fired a 7-under par 65 during the final round of the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.

No. 34 Liberty concluded its fall tournament schedule with a third-place finish at the 2016 Bridgestone Golf Collegiate on Monday, carding one of the best 54-hole scores in program history.

Liberty (279-280-280) finished the event tied for third place with No. 38 Northwestern (283-274-282) as both golf teams fired a 25-under par 839.

The Flames' 839 is the third best 54-hole total in program history and was just two shots off the program's best 54-hole of 837 (JMU Invitational in 2005; ODU/Outerbanks Collegiate Golf Tournament in 2011).

No. 20 Duke claimed the tournament victory, carding a winning score of 30-under par 834 (283-267-284). Iowa State finished one stroke ahead of the Flames with a 26-under par 838 (287-272-279) as the event's runner-up.

Georgia State's Nick Budd (67-69-68) bested Iowa State's Ruben Sondjaja (70-66-69) by one shot to claim individual medalist honors with a 12-under par 204.

Isaiah Logue was the top finisher for the Flames, sharing eighth place with a 7-under par 209 (67-70-72). The junior offset three final-round bogeys with three birdies, allowing him to tie the second lowest 54-hole total in his three-year career at Liberty.

Gabe Lench was the picture of consistency at the tournament, carding his third round of 70 on Monday to share 10th place with a 6-under par 210 (70-70-70). The sophomore had five birdies, a bogey and a double bogey during his final round.

Kieran Vincent closed the tournament with a 7-under par 65, tying for the fourth best 18-hole score in program history. The freshman moved up the leaderboard 30 spots during the final round to a share of 23rd place with a 3-under par 213 (72-76-65).

Junior Mickey DeMorat finished tied for 27th place with a 2-under par 214 (70-70-74), while junior Payton Taylor rounded out Liberty's starting five by finishing tied for 42nd place with a 1-over 217 (74-70-73).

Freshman Ervin Chang competed in the event as an individual and finished tied for 33rd place with a 1-under par 215 (70-73-72).

The Flames finished the fall season with a 283.07 stroke average, shattering the program's previous fall stroke average record of 290.75 set in 2010.

Four of Liberty's starting five golfers at the fall finale event posted sub-par fall scoring averages: DeMorat (71.00), Logue (71.29), Lench (71.50) and Vincent (71.57).

The Flames will return to the golf course on Feb. 6-7 with a return visit to the TPC – Sawgrass – Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., for the Sea Best Invitational.