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Disc golfers have top seven amateurs at third BRAWL event

January 19, 2019  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Senior Hunter Thomas tees off on Liberty's course near the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center during the Nov. 3-4 Flamethrower Invitational. (Photo by Nathan Spencer) test test test test
Senior Hunter Thomas tees off on Liberty's course near the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center during the Nov. 3-4 Flamethrower Invitational. (Photo by Nathan Spencer)

Liberty University's men's and women's disc golf teams have the largest rosters in program history this season and a large contingent of them competed in the third of eight Blue Ridge Area Winter League (BRAWL) series tournaments on Jan. 19 on a new course that Head Coach Steve Bowman helped design at Sandusky Park in Lynchburg.

Flames senior Hunter Thomas, who earned 16 points for competing in the series-opening tournament at Mayflower Hills in Roanoke, placed third in the Open division with rounds of 52 and 46 for a 98 total that was just five shots behind overall leader Graeme Davis. Fellow senior Ryan Shumate placed 10th in the Open division with Liberty's seventh-lowest score (106).

The Flames also featured nine of the 15 players entered in the Advanced Amateur division, which used the same tee pads and baskets, and took the top seven positions — led by sophomores Pete Curran (46-52-98) and Trevor Staub (47-55-102), senior Zach Biscardi (54-50-104), freshmen Evan Bamford (52-53-105), Nick Thayer (50-55-105), and Dustin Barrett (52-55-107), and junior Christian Wilborn (57-51-108).

The Lady Flames entered all six women in the tournament's Ladies division and were led by Hannah Trotz (66-70-136), Grace Adkins (73-70-143), and Hannah Frey (77-73-150).

Liberty will compete at another BRAWL event in Monroe, Va., on Feb. 16 before sending a couple foursomes to the North Carolina State Wolfpack Qualifier on Feb. 23-24 and its complete team to the Clemson Tiger Town Qualifier on March 9-10 and the inaugural Blue Ridge Conference Championships on March 16. Blue Ridge is a new 10-school conference that includes Clemson, Liberty, and NC State, who have committed to compete, as well as Eastern Tennessee State and Virginia Tech, which have expressed interest.

The conference championships will serve as a final preparation for the March 27-30 National Collegiate Disc Golf (NCDG) Championships at North Augusta, S.C.

 

By Ted Allen/Staff Writer; Video by Hayden Robertson/Club Sports Video & Media Assistant

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Schedule
Results

No events scheduled for this team.

Apr 1
Disc Golf
at National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship
CANCELLED

Mar 7
Disc Golf
at Clemson Throw down
1st Place Finish

Feb 29
Disc Golf
at Qualifier at EMU
2nd Place Finish

Feb 8
Disc Golf
at BRAWL Broken Arrow
3rd Place Finish

Feb 1
Disc Golf
at NSCU Wolfpack Classic
1st place finish

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