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Flames place two teams in top five at S.C. national qualifier

March 6, 2016  |  Clemson, S.C. 

Liberty senior Justin Towns placed fourth individually to lead the Flames' A team to a second-place showing at the Clemson National Qualifier. test test test test
Liberty senior Justin Towns placed fourth individually to lead the Flames' A team to a second-place showing at the Clemson National Qualifier.

Liberty University's men's disc golf team entered two four-man squads into Clemson University's tournament — South Carolina's national qualifier for the April 13-16 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships in North Augusta, S.C. — and both finished in the top five of the 15-team field. Liberty had already qualified its complete team based on last season's ninth-place finish in the Championship Flight at nationals.

Augusta State (455 strokes) was the overall team champion, followed by the Flames' A team (470) and NC State (473), which had won the Flamethrower Invitational, Virginia's national qualifier hosted by Liberty, and its own North Carolina national qualifier. The Flames' B squad finished fifth with 499 strokes behind UNC Charlotte (477) and ahead of Appalachian State (sixth, 503).

Individually, out of 60 competitors, the Flames had three players finish in the top seven — seniors Lance Brown (third, 106) and Justin Towns (fourth, 107), as well as graduate Dan Ballard (seventh, 110). They were followed by senior Devin Swartz (11th, 112), junior Jon Younce (19th, 118), freshman Ryan Shumate (23rd, 119), freshman Hunter Thomas (32nd, 122), and senior Hunter Bass (41st, 130).

Dustin Perry of Augusta State was the individual champion with a combined score of 101.

This Saturday, Liberty concludes competition in the area BRAWL Series at Timber Ridge in Bedford, Vab.

Disc Golf Links
Schedule
Results
Oct 3, 8:00 AM - Rock Hill, SC
Disc Golf at USDGC Dean's Cup
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Disc Golf
at USDGC Dean's Cup
Oct 3, 8:00 AM - Rock Hill, SC

Disc Golf
at USDGC Dean's Cup
Oct 4, 8:00 AM - Rock Hill, SC

Disc Golf
at USDGC Dean's Cup
Oct 5, 8:00 AM - Rock Hill, SC

Disc Golf
vs. Liberty Flamethrower Collegiate Qualifier
Nov 9, TBD - Lynchburg, VA

Disc Golf
vs. Liberty Flamethrower Collegiate Qualifier
Nov 9, 8:00 AM - Camp Hydaway

Full Schedule

Nov 4
Disc Golf
at Flamethrower Championships
1st Place

Nov 3
Disc Golf
at Flamethrower Championships
1st Place

Oct 28
Disc Golf
at SECO Qualifier
Won by 15 strokes

Oct 27
Disc Golf
at SECO Qualifier
1st - Hunter Thomas

Oct 6
Disc Golf
at Dean's Cup
L (62-66)

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