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Logue Stands One Shot Off Lead at Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate

March 6, 2017  Aiken, S.C.  RSS
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After the first day of the 2017 Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, Liberty's Isaiah Logue is one shot off the overall lead with a 5-under par 135.

After the first day of the 2017 Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, Liberty's Isaiah Logue is one shot off the overall lead with a 5-under par 135.

The Flames' Isaiah Logue carded a pair of sub-70 rounds on Monday and enters tomorrow's final round of the 2017 Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate one shot off the overall lead. As a team, No. 36 Liberty stands in ninth place following 36 holes of play.

The Flames were one of 10 teams in the 18-team field to have an improved second trip around the Palmetto Golf Club (par 70, 6,617 yards) on Monday. Liberty shaved six strokes off its morning flight score and finished today's play with a 16-over par 576 (291-285).

No. 3 Virginia holds the 36-hole lead with a 17-under par 543 (273-270) and is three shots clear of No. 16 Clemson's 14-under par 546 (269-277). Augusta stands in a distant third place with a 2-under par 558 (276-282).

A total of 15 players finished the day in red figures, paced by Clemson's Doc Redman (65-69) and Virginia's Derek Bard (69-65). The pair leads the 90-man field with a 6-under par 134.

Logue (68-67) carded a total of 10 birdies on Monday, with eight of the 10 birdies coming on the back nine of the fourth oldest course in the country. The junior is tied for third place with Virginia's Thomas Walsh (68-67) after carding the third most birdies on the day.

Gabe Lench helped with Liberty's improved score during the second round, bettering his personal opening round by five shots. Overall, he is tied for 22nd place with a 3-over par 143 (74-69) after carding his sixth sub-70 round this season.

Payton Taylor is tied for 54th place with an 8-over par 148 (73-75). The junior had four birdies on the day, but was unable to overcome three double bogeys.

Hutson Chandler ranked second in the field on the day with 25 pars, but was only able to offset six bogeys and three double bogeys with two birdies. The junior enters tomorrow's final round tied for 61st place with a 10-over par 150 (76-74).

Freshman Kieran Vincent is one shot behind Chandler, as the rookie is tied for 70th place with an 11-over par 151 (76-75).

The Flames will be paired with golfers from Coastal Carolina and Chattanooga during tomorrow's final round of competition. The shotgun start gets underway at 8:30 a.m., with Liberty opening play on holes No. 7 (par 3, 180 yards) through No. 9 (par 3, 199 yards).