A memorable season for Liberty men's golf continues with the Flames moving up to No. 21 in the latest Golfstat national rankings.
Liberty's top national ranking of the season matches the highest national ranking in program history. Liberty finished the 2011-12 season ranked No. 21 in the Golfstat national rankings following a historic run at the national championship.
Liberty finished in 10th place at the 2012 NCAA Men's Golf National Championship during its inaugural showing at the national championship at the famed Rivera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Yesterday, the Flames finished in third place at the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Liberty posted a season-best 54-hole total 15-under par 849 at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club.
Liberty's fifth-straight top-five showing of the season saw the Flames finish ahead of No. 29 Louisville (fourth place), No. 17 Georgia (fifth place) and No. 23 Texas A&M (eighth place).
Liberty is one of two ASUN men's golf teams in the Golfstat national top-25 rankings, as they are also joined by No. 17 North Florida.
The Flames and the Ospreys have faced each during each of the team's first three events of the spring. North Florida bested Liberty at both the Sea Best Invitational, Feb. 4-5 (UNF 2nd Place/LU 4th Place) and the General Hackler Championship, March 11-12 (UNF 1st Place/LU 3rd place).
The Flames finished ahead of the Ospreys at the SunTrust Gator Invitational Feb. 16-17. Liberty (285-277-280-842/+2) finished in third place at the Florida-hosted event, four shots ahead of fourth place North Florida (277-287-282-846/+6).
The two teams will not see each other again until the ASUN Men's Golf Championship, which will be hosted at The Legends Club in Braselton, Ga., April 21-23.
Back on the Course – Liberty's Next Event: • 2019 Linger Longer Invitational (March 15-17) • The Landing at Reynolds Lake Oconee (Greensboro, Ga.) • Hosted by Kennesaw State and Mercer • Par 72, 6,991 yards