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Fuchs Claims Medalist Honors at Seminole Intercollegiate

February 21, 2021  Tallahassee, Fla.  RSS
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Liberty’s Alexandre Fuchs completed a wire-to-wire win on Sunday, claiming his second career medalist honors with a victory at the Seminole Intercollegiate.

Liberty's Alexandre Fuchs completed a wire-to-wire win on Sunday, claiming his second career medalist honors with a victory at the Seminole Intercollegiate.

Liberty's Alexandre Fuchs completed a wire-to-wire win on Sunday, claiming his second career medalist honors with a victory at the Seminole Intercollegiate.

Fuchs' victory helped No. 21 Liberty finish the tournament in fourth place, as the Flames carded an 11-under par 853 (281-280-292) at the Golden Eagle Country Club (par 72, 6,965 yards).

Liberty has posted a top-five finish in each of its four tournaments of the spring season, while facing some of the best collegiate teams in the country.

This weekend's 15-team field includes eight teams that are currently ranked in the latest Golfstat national top-50 rankings: Oklahoma (No. 1), Oklahoma State (No. 14), Florida State (No. 17), Liberty (No. 21), North Florida (No. 29), Duke (No. 32), South Florida (No. 33) and Virginia (No. 41).

Round Recap – Liberty's Starting Five:
• Alexandre Fuchs – 1 11-under par 205 (65-65-75)
• No. 41 Kieran Vincent – 10 4-under par 212 (71-72-69)
• Jonathan Yaun – T29 2-over par 218 (71-71-76)
• Ervin Chang – T32 3-over par 219 (74-72-73)
• Isaac Simmons – T75 15-over par 231 (76-80-75)

Field Reflections:
• Tournament host and No. 17 ranked Florida State ran away with the team title, posting a nine-shot victory with a winning score of 26-under par 838 (277-282-279).
• No. 14 Oklahoma State took home runner-up honors, finishing a distance second with a score of 17-under par 847 (283-283-281).
• No. 1 Oklahoma finished just one stroke ahead of the Flames, posting a score of 12-under par 852 (289-276-287).
• NC State (3-under par 861) and No. 33 USF (2-under par 862) were the only other teams in the field to finish with an under-par score.
• The top four teams in the loaded 15-team field posted a scoring average of 16.5-under par, while the remaining 11 teams played the course at an average of 15.1-over par.
• Fuchs claimed medalist honors with a one-stroke win over Florida State's John Pak, who is currently ranked No. 44 in the country and carded a 10-under par 206 (69-70-67).
• Three other ASUN Conference teams were in the field: No. 26 North Florida (11-over par 875/8th place), Florida Gulf Coast (12-over par 876/9th place) Jacksonville (30-over par 894/14th place).

Birdies and Bogeys – Liberty Team Notes:
• Fuchs opened the tournament with a pair of career-best rounds at 7-under par 65.
• Fuchs first and second round scores bested his previous career low round of 66 carded twice during the 2018-19 season (Oct. 8 at the Intercollegiate at the Grove; March 16 at Linger Longer Invitational).
• Today's win marks the second time in the junior's career he has finished atop an individual leaderboard.
• Fuchs shared medalist honors with fellow teammate Gabe Lench at the Intercollegiate at the Grove event, Oct. 7-9, 2018.
• Fuchs' 11-under par 205 is the junior's second lowest career 54-hole total, trailing only a 203 at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic Invite, Nov. 1-3, 2019.
• Kieran Vincent, who is individually ranked No. 41 in the country, carded the Flames' best score of the final round with a 3-under par 69.
• Vincent finished the event in 10th place with 4-under per 212 (71-72-69), giving him his fourth top-10 finish of the spring season.
• The Flames have now posted an under-par total in three of their four tournaments this spring.
• Liberty ranked second in the field in par-3 scoring (3.17 scoring average/+10).

Back on the Course – Liberty's Next Event:
• 2021 General Hackler Championship (March 14-16)
• The Dunes Golf Club (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
• Hosted by Coastal Carolina
• Par 72, 7,233 yards