Disc golf team qualifies for nationals at Flamethrower Invite
November 10, 2019 | Lynchburg, Va.
Liberty University's men's disc golf team posted the top three individual singles scores in this past weekend's Flamethrower Invitational Collegiate Northeast Regional tournament
|Liberty's top men's foursome walks to the next tee.|
Freshman Justin Rosak was the overall winner with a 7-under-par 56 total followed by senior Dustin Barrett and freshman Stephen Curry (2-under 61). Sophomore Spencer Ellingson (1-over 64) and junior Trevor Staub (3-over 66) rounded out the Flames' top five.
The event was played on Liberty's 20-hole East Campus and Hydaway Outdoor Recreation courses on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Factoring in doubles scores, the Flames' championship flight team of juniors Pete Curran and Staub, Curry, and Rosak placed second with 180 shots, runner-up to North Carolina State (174). The Wolfpack were last year's National Collegiate Disc Golf (NCDG) runner-up while Liberty's top foursome placed third.
Clemson (187) came in third at the Flamethrower, followed by Western Kentucky (193), East Carolina and Eastern Mennonite (tied for fifth at 194), and Appalachian Bible College (ABC, 228).
|Freshman Justin Rosak was the top men's singles scorer.|
"It was a good-sized field, a good overall environment, and I was pleased with how they did," Liberty Head Coach Steve Bowman said, noting that the Flames earned one of three bids to this season's NCDG Championships along with Clemson and Western Kentucky. "All of our guys played well, even our second guys group."
The Flames' second foursome totaled 203 to tie with Western Kentucky's B team for second place, one shot off the pace of NC State's B squad (202).
|Head Coach Steve Bowman meets with Flames freshmen Justin Rosak and Stephen Curry.|
On the women's side, the Lady Flames entered three teams and they finished first (A, 197), second (C, 224), and third (B, 225), well ahead of ABC (273), the only other women's foursome.
Grace Adkins was the overall women's medalist with a round of 70, followed by fellow senior Shannon Hons (78) and junior Olivia Hayes (79).