Flames win top two divisions of final BRAWL Series event
March 27, 2015 | Bedford, Va.
Members of Liberty University's men's disc golf team won their respective divisions of the seventh and final event in the Blue Ridge Area Winter League (BRAWL) Series, played at the Timber Ridge course on a cattle farm in nearby Bedford, Va.
Flames senior Lance Brown won the open division by shooting a 54 on the 18-hole first round and a 27 on the nine-hole second round for a total score of 81, six shots better than the second-place finisher. Fellow senior Devin Swartz (66-35-101) placed 11th in the open division.
Brown took seventh place in the final standings through seven events with 82 total points, including 27 for the first-place finish at Timber Ridge, and Swartz was 21st with 19 points.
In the advanced amateur division at Timber Ridge, Liberty had four players finish in the top six, led by graduate student Dan Ballard, the overall winner at 63-34-97. Seniors Jordan Strother (64-35-99) and Colby Robinson (65-35-100) and freshman Ben Brown (67-35-102) placed third, fourth, and sixth, respectively.
Senior Justin Towns (eighth, 82), graduate student Jarrod Goodhue (ninth, 81), Strother (10th, 80.5), Ballard (12th, 57), Ben Brown (13th, 55), Liberty Head Coach Steve Bowman (29th, 27.3), and Melton (30th, 27) ranked in the top 30 of the final amateur standings.
The Flames have two weeks to prepare for the April 15-18 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships in North Augusta, S.C. Liberty qualified by winning the Second Flight national title at last year's event.