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Flames Take 3rd Place at Southern Intercollegiate Championships

March 14, 2016  Athens, Ga.  RSS
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Payton Taylor was one of two Flames to finish in red figures at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, posting a 2-under par 142 (70-72).

Payton Taylor was one of two Flames to finish in red figures at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, posting a 2-under par 142 (70-72).

Liberty pieced together a pair of solid rounds of golf on Monday, securing third place in the 2016 Southern Intercollegiate Championships.

Playing in its first scheduled 36-hole event since 2008, Liberty finished with a 3-over par 579 (291-288) at the Athens Country Club (par 72, 6,917 yards).

The Flames' 579 ties the program's fifth best 36-hole team total. Liberty also posted a 579 at the ODU/Seascape Intercollegiate on Oct. 29, 2007 and at the ECU Invitational on March 24, 2000.

No. 2 Georgia, the tournament's host, fended off a late charge from No. 27 Arkansas to claim the tournament title. The Bulldogs posted a 20-under par 556 (271-285) on their home course, finishing three strokes ahead of the Razorbacks' 17-under par 559 (279-280).

The Flames finished five shots ahead of fourth-place Furman, who carded an 8-over par 584 (292-292). No. 36 Augusta (298-292), Kennesaw State (293-297) and USC Upstate (295-295) shared fifth place with a 14-over par 590.

Georgia's Greyson Sigg (66-71) and Arkansas' Nicolas Echavarria (70-67) shared individual medalist honors with a winning score of 7-under par 137.

A road weary Lee McCoy, the No. 10 ranked collegiate golfer in the country, finished tied for seventh place with a 3-under par 141 (70-71). Georgia's top golfer is coming off a fourth-place finish at the PGA Tour's Valspar Championship, last weekend, where he played his final round with world No. 1 golfer Jordan Spieth.

The Flames had two of the 14 golfers in the 78-man field to finish in red figures, as Mickey DeMorat and Payton Taylor finished tied for ninth place with a 2-under par 142.

Taylor (70-72) jumpstarted his round with an eagle at the par-5, No. 10 hole (479), his first hole of the day and then proceeded to trade five birdies for five bogeys during his final 35 holes of play.

DeMorat also carded an eagle, his coming on the par-5, No. 6 hole (444 yards) during his second round. During the rest of the 36-hole event, the sophomore carded seven birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey.

Isaiah Logue finished tied for 17th place with a 1-over par 145 (72-73), posting nearly identical scorecards. The sophomore had three bogeys each time around the course, with third birdies during his second round and two birdies during his first.

Gabe Lench finished tied for 40th place with a 6-over par 150 (78-72). The freshman was six stroke better his second time around the course and led the Flames on the day with nine total birdies.

Rounding out the Flames' starting five in the tournament was Adam Eineving. The sophomore, playing in his first team event of the spring, finished tied for 43rd place with a 9-over par 153 (78-75).

Tyler Abrahamsen finished the event tied for 28th place, posting a 4-over par 148 (77-71). Competing in the event as an individual, the sophomore matched his career-low round during the afternoon flight thanks to six birdies.

The Flames will return to the golf course during the first week of April to compete at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn. The 54-hole Vanderbilt hosted event will be contested at the Vanderbilt Legends Club on April 2-3.