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Flames Take 3rd Place at Seminole Intercollegiate

February 23, 2020  Tallahassee, Fla.  RSS
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The Flames' Jonathan Yaun paced the way for Liberty, finishing as the runner-up with a 6-under par 210 (74-67-69).

The Flames' Jonathan Yaun paced the way for Liberty, finishing as the runner-up with a 6-under par 210 (74-67-69).

No. 33 Liberty wrapped up the Florida swing portion of its spring schedule with its third-straight top-five finish, claiming third place at the Seminole Intercollegiate on Sunday.

Liberty finished the two-day event with a 9-over par 873 (297-285-291) carded at the Golden Eagle Country Club (par 72, 6,965 yards), the home course of Florida State.

The Flames Jonathan Yaun, a native of the "Sunshine State", paced the way for Liberty. The sophomore, who hails from Minneola, Fla., finished as the runner-up with a 6-under par 210 (74-67-69).

Liberty will take the next two weeks off before returning to the course on March 9-10 for the General Hackler Championship. The two-day, 54-hole event is hosted by Coastal Carolina at The Dunes Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Round Recap – Liberty's Starting Five:
• Jonathan Yaun: 2nd 6-under par 210 (74-67-69)
• No. 82 Kieran Vincent: T19 3-over par 219 (74-71-74)
• Alexandre Fuchs: T40 9-over par 225 (78-73-74)
• Ervin Chang: T40 9-over par 225 (71-80-74)
• Connor Polender: T67 19-over par 235 (83-74-78)

Field Reflections:
• No. 17 Washington, the top-ranked team in the field, walked away with the team title, posting a winning score of 9-under par 855 (289-288-278).
• No. 25 East Tennessee State finished seven strokes off the pace with a 2-under par 862 (290-292-280).
• Washington and East Tennessee State, the top two ranked teams in the 14-team field, played the final round at a combined 18-under par.
• The Flames finished one stroke ahead of No. 45 James Madison (288-294-292) and No. 46 Florida State (288-292-294), who recorded a 10-over par 874.
• For the third-straight event, Liberty finished ahead of two ASUN Conference foes: No. 32 North Florida, who finished tied for seventh with a 19-over par 883 (284-296-303) and Jacksonville, who finished in ninth place with a 24-over par 888 (311-292-285).
• Florida State's John Pak, the No. 9 ranked golfer in the country, claimed medalist honors with a winning score of 11-under par 205 (70-66-69).

Birdies and Bogeys – Liberty Team Notes:
• The Flames finished the tournament tied for fourth place in both total pars (164) and total birdies (45).
• Yaun's second-place finish marks this third top-10 finish of the season and the fifth of his collegiate career.
• Yaun was tied for second in the 75-man field in par-4 scoring (-3/3.90 scoring average) and tied for sixth in par-5 scoring (-4/4.67 scoring average).
• Yaun has posted a par or better score during his last five events and has played his last 15 rounds of golf at a scoring average of 69.3.
• Kieran Vincent, who is ranked No. 82 in the country, finished the event tied for 19th place with a 3-over par 219 (74-71-74).
• Vincent has posted a top-20 finish in all five events he has played in during the 2019-20 season.

Back on the Course – Liberty's Next Event:
• 2020 General Hackler Championship (March 9-10)
• The Dunes Golf Club (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
• Hosted by Coastal Carolina
• Par 72, 7,233 yards