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    Strong Final Round Pushes Liberty to 6th Place Finish

    Sep 10, 2022 | Durham NC | Golf

    Liberty posted its best score at the Rod Myers Invitational during the final round on Saturday, allowing the Flames to finish the event in a share of sixth place.

    Liberty finished its third trip around the Duke University Golf Club (par 72, 7,154 yards) with a 5-under par 283, a nine-short improvement over Liberty’s second-round score on Friday.

    Overall, the Flames (299-292-283) finished the event tied with UNCG (295-284-295) with both teams closing the event at 10-over par 847.

    Alabama claimed the team title by 11 strokes, posting a winning score of 13-under par 851 (289-281-281).

    Tournament host Duke finished in second place with a 2-under par 862 (295-280-287), followed by Charlotte’s 1-under par 863 (291-286-286).

    Alabama’s Canon Claycomb claimed individual medalist honors with a winning score of 11-under par 205 (69-71-65). He paced 14 players who finished in red figures.

    Liberty was paced by Austin Barbin (72-76-69) and Jonathan Yaun (74-69-74), who shared 17th place with a 1-over par 217. Each golfer was able to post a sub-70 round to aid in them opening up their senior seasons with a top-20 finish.

    Isaac Simmons also joined the sub-70 club during the final round, as the redshirt junior birdied four of his first seven holes today. He finished the event tied for 28th place with a 4-over par 220 (78-73-69).

    Round Recap – Liberty’s Starting Five:

    • Austin Barbin – T17 1-over par 217 (72-76-69)
    • Jonathan Yaun – T17 1-over par 217 (74-69-74)
    • Isaac Simmons – T28 4-over par 220 (78-73-69)
    • Connor Polender – T37 8-over par 224 (76-77-71)
    • Brett Reid – T59 13-over par 229 (77-74-78)

    Back on the Course – Liberty’s Next Event:

    • 2022 Folds of Honor Collegiate (Sept. 26-28)
    • American Dunes Golf Club (Grand Haven, Mich.)
    • Hosted by Michigan State
    • Par 72, 7,233 yards