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    Flames in 3rd Place after Day 1 at Sea Best Invitational

    Jan 31, 2022 | Ponte Vedra Beach Fla | Golf

    No. 22 Liberty had a strong opening day to its spring schedule on Monday and is currently in third place at the 2022 Sea Best Invitational.

    Following two trips around the TPC Sawgrass – Dye’s Valley Course (par 70, 6,873 yards), Liberty is currently two shots off the overall pace with its score of 9-over par 569 (285-284).

    The Flames enter tomorrow’s final round trailing College of Charleston by two shots after the Cougars posted a 7-over par 567 (285-282) following 36 holes of action.

    Final round action gets underway on Tuesday at 8 a.m. Liberty, along with golfers from College of Charleston and former Big South foe Campbell, will begin their final 18-hole trek around Dye’s Valley Course at 9:30 a.m.

    Round Recap – Liberty’s Starting Five:

    • Kieran Vincent – T7 1-over par 141 (71-70)
    • Austin Barbin – T7 1-over par 141 (71-70)
    • Austin Duncan – T21 4-over par 144 (72-72)
    • Brett Reid – T21 4-over par 144 (72-72)
    • Jonathan Yaun – T21 4-over par 144 (71-73)
    • Individual: Zach Barbin – T34 6-over par 146 (70-76)
    • Individual: Isaac Simmons – T34 6-over par 146 (72-74)

    Field Reflections:

    • The College of Charleston had the second-best round during the afternoon flight, allowing the Cougars to climb to the top of the Day 1 leaderboard (+2 282)
    • 9 Texas A&M, the top ranked team in the field, opened the tournament with a 14-over par 293. The Aggies carded a 1-over par 281 during the afternoon and are currently in sixth place with an overall 15-over par 575.
    • A total of nine shots separate the top seven teams in the field with No. 33 Louisville sitting in seventh place with a 16-over par 576 (288-288).
    • Only four players in the 84-man field finished the first 36 holes in red figures.
    • A pair of ASUN Conference golfers hold the individual lead: North Florida’s Nick Gabrelcik (69-69) and Jacksonville’s Alexandre Vandermoten (69-69) with a 2-under par 138).

    Birdies and Bogeys – Liberty Team Notes:

    • The Flames are currently led by Kieran Vincent (71-70) and Austin Barbin (71-70), as they share seventh place with a 1-over par 141.
    • Vincent was near the top of the leaderboard late in the day, but he closed the second round with a double bogey-bogey combination on this final two holes.
    • Liberty’s other five starters are currently tied for 21st place following a 4-over par 144: Austin Duncan (72-72), Brett Reid (72-72) and Jonathan Yaun (71-73).
    • The Flames finished the first day of competition ranked second in the field with 29 birdies.
    • Jonathan Yaun accounted for nine of Liberty’s 29 birdies and is currently tied for first in the field in total birdies.

    Course Information:

    • TPC Sawgrass – Dye’s Valley Course (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)
    • Par 70, 6,873 yards

    Following the Flames at Sea Best Invitational:

    • Live stats will be available at
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    • Round 3 Tee Time: Monday at 9:30 a.m./EST (No. 1 tee)