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    Yaun Paces Liberty at Rod Myers Invitational

    Sep 10, 2022 | Durham NC | Golf

    Liberty’s Jonathan Yaun closed the first day of the 2022-23 season for the Flames with a 3-under par 69 and currently leads the Flames at the Rod Myers Invitational.

    The senior is currently tied for 13th place with an overall score of 1-under par 143 (74-69) following two trips around the Duke University Golf Club (par 72, 7,154 yards).

    Overall, the Flames are in 10th place in the 14-team field with a 15-over par 591 (299-292). During the Friday afternoon flight, Liberty shaved seven strokes off its first round of the season.

    Yaun began his second round with a bogey at the par-4, No. 13 hole (405 yards), but proceeded to play his next 17 holes at 4-under par with four birdies.

    Yaun was one of 11 players in the 78-man field to post a sub-70 round during the second round of the Duke University-hosted tournament. The native of Minneola, Fla., tied with FGCU’s Austin Cherichella during play on Friday, carding 28 pars.

    Alabama (289-281) and fellow ASUN Conference member North Florida (287-283) are tied for the clubhouse lead with an overall score of 6-under par 570. Seven players are currently tied for first place on the individual leaderboard with a 4-under par 140.

    Play resumes for the third and final round of the Rod Myers Invitational on Saturday at 7:35 a.m. Liberty, along with golfers from Penn State and Loyola Maryland, will be sent off the No. 10 tee starting at 8 a.m.

    Round Recap – Liberty’s Starting Five:

    • Jonathan Yaun – T13 1-under par 143 (74-69)
    • Austin Barbin – T37 4-over par 148 (72-76)
    • Isaac Simmons – T49 7-over par 151 (78-73)
    • Brett Reid – T49 7-over par 151 (77-74)
    • Connor Polender – T56 9-over par 153 (76-77)

    Course Information:

    • Duke University Golf Club (Durham, N.C.)
    • Par 72, 7,154 yards

    Following the Flames at Marquette Intercollegiate:

    • Live stats will be available at Golfstat.com
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    • Round 3 Tee Time: Saturday at 8:00 a.m./EST (hole No. 10)