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DeMorat Finishes as Runner-Up at FAMC Intercollegiate

October 10, 2017  College Grove, Tenn.  RSS
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DeMorat Finishes as Runner-Up at FAMC Intercollegiate

Liberty's Mickey DeMorat fired one of the top rounds during the closing day of the First American Mortgage Intercollegiate to finish as the event's runner-up.

Only one player in the 68-man field shot better than DeMorat on Tuesday, as the senior closed the three-day tournament with a 4-under par 68 at The Grove Club (par 72, 7,389).

With the season-low score, DeMorat finished one stroke shy of claiming his first Division I medalist honor since transferring to Liberty prior to the 2015-16 season.

The runner-up finish is DeMorat's top tournament placement at Liberty, besting third-place finishes at the 2016 SunTrust Gator Invitational and the 2016 Tar Heel Intercollegiate.

Overall, DeMorat posted a 6-under par 210 (73-69-68), finishing one stroke behind Ole Miss' Braden Thornberry's 7-under par 209 (73-66-70).

DeMorat's 6-under par 210 helped the Flames secure a fifth-place finish in the First American Mortgage Intercollegiate with a 17-over par 881 (302-288-291).

Georgia Tech took full advantage of the playing conditions after Hurricane Nate cleared the area, firing a 9-under par 279 on Tuesday to claim the team title by eight strokes. The Yellow Jackets posted a winning score of 12-under par 852 (297-276-279).

Defending tournament champion Ole Miss was unable to keep up with Georgia Tech's pace of play during the final two days, finishing the event in second place with a 4-under par 860 (287-285-288).

Tournament host Middle Tennessee (292-290-292) shared third place with Kennesaw State (301-291-282) with both teams carding a 10-over par 874 on the Greg Norman designed golf course.

The only player to better DeMorat's final round score was one of his own teammates in freshman Alexandre Fuchs. The rookie carded a 5-under par 67 and finished the tournament tied for 17th place with an overall 4-over par 220 (75-78-67).

Rounding out Liberty's remaining three golfers in the 12-team field was Ervin Chang (T34th 10-over par 226/76-72-78), Isaiah Logue (T45th 15-over par 231/78-75-78) and Gabe Lench (T51st place 17-over par 233/80-72-81).

The Flames return to the golf course in two weeks when they travel to Dallas, Texas for the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate on Oct. 23-24. The two-day, 54-hole event is hosted by Baylor at the Royal Oaks Country Club.