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    February 19, 2022 Raleigh, N.C. RSS |

    For its first tournament of the spring semester, Liberty University’s disc golf team traveled to North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C., to compete in the Wolfpack Cross Country Classic last Saturday and Sunday at East Clayton Community Park.

    The Flames’ Division I men’s team finished in third place behind Appalachian State and Clemson, with graduate co-captain Spencer Ellingson capturing second place behind only a Tigers player in the singles round.

    “I was glad to see him perform well,” Liberty Head Coach Steve Bowman said. “To finish second was great. With three holes to go, he was tied with the Clemson guy who actually ended up passing him by two strokes.”

    Sophomore Triston Lambert, senior Stephen Curry, and graduate Matthew Alexander joined Ellingson on the Flames top card.

    Justin Rosak finished in a three-way tie for first in Division II.

    Liberty’s Division II team finished first by five strokes, paced by senior Justin Rosak, who tied for first place in the singles competition and played on the same card as Liberty juniors Luke Pegram, Tim Schmidt, and Clayton Lewis, a transfer from North Carolina, in the doubles rounds.

    “Justin’s one of our higher-rated players, but we moved him to a different group,” Bowman said. “He doesn’t mind playing DII. Most of the guys on the DI card shot the same or better than him.”

    Freshman Greyson Lifto won the Division III singles round.

    Liberty’s Division III quartet came in second place in the team competition, and freshman Greyson Lifto won the singles round, with the Flames shooting the three best singles scores across all divisions among their three teams and 12 players competing at the DIII level.

    Among Division I females, Lady Flames senior Julia DiMartino finished fourth overall in singles play.

    “We used the weekend as a lead-in to (College Disc Golf) Nationals, trying to find out which pairings will work best together, and to get reps in a tournament format,” Bowman said. “Most of our younger players had only played in our national qualifier, the Flamethrower (Invitational), so this was really about experience and growing our team for nationals.”

    Next Saturday, the team will get a practice round at the North Cove Disc Golf and Social Club courses in Marion, N.C., site of the April 6-9 College Disc Golf National Championships, which the Flames and Lady Flames qualified for at the Flamethrower.

    Liberty’s Division II men’s team (from left) Luke Pegram, Justin Rosak, Clayton Lewis, and Tim Schmidt were the overall champions.