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    May 17, 2022 Stockton, Calif. RSS | | Box Score Box Score

    Despite carding its third-lowest team total in 12 NCAA Regional appearances, No. 38 Liberty dropped to seventh place at the NCAA Stockton Regional.

    The Flames, the No. 7 seed at this regional, posted a 10-under par 278 on Tuesday, but slid two spots down the team leaderboard following today’s second round.

    Overall, Liberty enters the final round with a 36-hole total of 11-under par 565 (287-278) following two trips around The Reserve at Spanos Park (par 72, 7,315 yards).

    Liberty is attempting to qualify for the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship for the third year in a row and the fourth time in program history.

    The top five teams from each of the six NCAA Regionals will advance to the 2022 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 27 – June 1).

    Liberty’s 10-under par 278 was paced by Kieran Vincent, who had a clean card with a bogey free 5-under par 67. The redshirt senior enters the final round tied for 10th place with an overall score of 5-under par 139 (72-67).

    Liberty returns to the course tomorrow for Round 3 of the Regional where the Flames will be paired with No. 2 seed Washington (9-under par 567) and No. 6 seed Nevada (6-under par 570). Golfers from these three teams will open play on the No. 1 hole (par 4, 353 yards), starting at 8:25 a.m. PST.

    Round Recap – Liberty’s Starting Five:

    • Kieran Vincent – T10 5-under par 139 (72-67)
    • Jonathan Yaun – T14 4-under par 140 (70-70)
    • Isaac Simmons – T14 4-under par 140 (70-70)
    • Austin Duncan – T49 2-over par 146 (75-71)
    • Zach Barbin – NA 2-over par DNP-74 (0-74)
    • Austin Barbin – NA 6-over par 78-DNP (78-0)

    Field Reflections:

    • The Reserve at Spanos Park played at a scoring average of 71.08 during round two, which was 1.76 strokes below the first-round scoring average (72.84).
    • 1 seed Arizona State moved to the top of the leaderboard following a 12-under par 276 on Tuesday.
    • The Sun Devils lead the 14-team field with an overall score of 21-under par 555 (279-276).
    • 3 seed Stanford dropped to second place and is two shots off the pace at 19-under par 557 (278-279).
    • 5 seed Oregon led the way on Tuesday, posting an impressive 18-under par 270.
    • The Ducks (290-270) are currently tied for third place with No. 8 BYU (284-276) with a 16-under par 560.
    • 4 seed LSU holds down the coveted fifth-place spot with a 14-under par 562 (287-275) and is three shots clear of the Flames.
    • In between Liberty and LSU is upstart No. 12 seed Denver, who is in sixth place with a 13-under par 563 (282-281).
    • There are six players who are tied atop the individual leaderboard with a 7-under par 137.
    • In total 36 of the players in the 75-man field are currently in red figures.

    Birdies and Bogeys – Liberty Team Notes:

    • Liberty’s 278 today ranks third best in the team’s NCAA Regional history to the Flames’ 277 at the 2018 NCAA Raleigh Regional (second round) and the 2021 NCAA Tallahassee Regional (second round).
    • Liberty’s 278 is the team’s fifth-lowest 18-team total of the 2021-22 season.
    • The Flames continue to do most of their scoring work on the par-5 holes, where Liberty has posted a 4.60 scoring average (-16), which ranks fifth best in the field.
    • Kieran Vincent has been one of the more consistent golfers in the field, as he ranks tied for sixth place with 25 pars.
    • Vincent (8), Jonathan Yaun (9), Isaac Simmons (9) and Austin Duncan (9) have combined to card 35 total birdies during the Regional event.
    • Vincent’s 5-under par 67 matches the third-lowest 18-total of the redshirt seasons final season with the Flames.
    • Yaun (70-70) and Simmons (70-70) have posted identical scorecards each of the first two rounds of the Regional and are tied for 14th-place with a 4-under par 140.

    Course Information:

    • The Reserve at Spanos Park (Stockton, Calif.)
    • Par 72, 7,315 yards

    Following the Flames at NCAA Stockton Regional:

    • Live stats will be available at Golfstat.com
    • Twitter @LibertyGolf
    • Instagram @LibertyGolf
    • Round 3 Tee Time: Wednesday – 8:25 a.m./PST (No. 1 tee)