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    Liberty’s Connor Polender has been selected the ASUN Men’s Golfer of the Week after leading the Flames during the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills.

    Polender finished tied for 12th place, firing a 5-under par 211 (70-71-70) on the famed Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, Wis.

    The three-day event, which concluded on Tuesday, was hosted at the same course where the four-time major champion Brooks Koepka won the 2017 U.S. Open.

    Polender’s solid play allowed Liberty to finish its season-opening event in sixth place after carding an 11-under par 853 (287-273-293).

    The 12th-place showing marked the second top-20 finish in Polender’s collegiate career. He finished the tournament with a 4.67 stroke average on par-5 holes, helping the Flames rank third in the tournament field in par-5 scoring (4.67 stroke average/-20).

    The native of Lake Bluff, Ill., tied for eighth in the 90-player field with 39 pars, while adding 10 birdies. The honor is his first collegiate weekly award and marks the 14th time a Liberty golfer has been selected the ASUN Men’s Golfer of the Week.

    Back on the Course – Liberty’s Next Event:

    • 2021 Maridoe Collegiate Invitational (Sept. 13-15)
    • Maridoe Golf Club (Carrollton, Texas)
    • Hosted by North Texas
    • Par 72, 7,233 yards