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By LUDad
#550082 Seems the time has changed for the regional selections by one-half hour...

"The 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships selections announcement will take place next Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. ET, on Golf Channel, during Golf Central, and streamed live on the Golf Channel website."

https://www.ncaa.com/news/golf-men/arti ... ections-be

Liberty is currently # 40 in the nation despite playing without injured Kieran Vincent who was 3nd on the team in stroke average last year as a freshman.
By LUDad
#550119 Playing close to home! Lonnie Poole in Raleigh. Regional field is listed below. Top 5 teams will advance to National Finals.

1. Georgia Tech (8)
2. California (5)
3. Texas (18)
4. Arizona State (17)
5. Duke (29)
6. North Carolina State (35)
7. Liberty (38)
8. Missouri (36)
9. Santa Clara (51)
10. Campbell (62)
11. Middle Tennessee State (73)
12. Augusta (111)
13. Davidson (194)
14. Iona (262)
By jinxy
#550657 Vincent. I couldnt place what was missing all year. Real good showing this year without him. It kinda stinks though because this could have been a top 25 year with him easy.
By LUDad
#550766 First day of NCAA was reminiscent of the Big South tournament where Liberty was mired in 6th place, 8 strokes off the lead after the first day. However, Liberty roared back the next two days to win that tournament by 19 strokes.

The bright side in the NCAA tournament is that is that Liberty is already heading in the right direction going into day two. Liberty was 7 OVER par today after completing their first 3 holes. They finished the last 15 holes 11 UNDER par. Had they simply shot par for those first 3 holes Liberty would be in 2nd place heading into day two instead of tied for 7th.

So, they have clawed their way back into contention. They simply need to keep their momentum going.

http://results.golfstat.com//public/lea ... &tid=15137
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By olldflame
#550816 Tied for 5th with AZ State. We are 4 strokes up on the next team. Does anyone know what they do in the event of a tie for the final spot?
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By Sly Fox
#550818 Still holding steady by a stroke in that 5th & final slot with a few holes to go. It is awesome to see us above traditional powerhouses like Arizona State, Cal & Augusta on the leaderboard.

While I enjoy seeing the Horns posting those numbers, UT's two biggest rivals are doing the same in Norman & College Station.
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By adam42381
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olldflame wrote:Tied for 5th with AZ State. We are 4 strokes up on the next team. Does anyone know what they do in the event of a tie for the final spot?

I believe they take the cumulative of the non-counting scores which is super lame. They should do a 1 or 3 hole playoff.
By olldflame
#550820 Now 2 strokes up on AZ State for 5th and only 1 behind Duke for 4th, with our golfers all on the last 3 holes.
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By Purple Haize
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Sly Fox wrote:Top 5 move on to Nationals!

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Those are some freaking power house programs LU is sitting with right now. Other than Texas. That’s obviously a fluke
By LUDad
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Purple Haize wrote:
Sly Fox wrote:Top 5 move on to Nationals!

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Those are some freaking power house programs LU is sitting with right now. Other than Texas. That’s obviously a fluke


These guys are good. They have shown they can hang with these best in the country throughout the Spring. On hole 16 Lench's tee shot rolled off the fairway into a ravine filled with tall weeds. I figured he would punch out. But no, Lench hits a long shot straight uphill to a green on a plateau to save par. Incredible.
By olldflame
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LUDad wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:
Sly Fox wrote:Top 5 move on to Nationals!

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Those are some freaking power house programs LU is sitting with right now. Other than Texas. That’s obviously a fluke


These guys are good. They have shown they can hang with these best in the country throughout the Spring. On hole 16 Lench's tee shot rolled off the fairway into a ravine filled with tall weeds. I figured he would punch out. But no, Lench hits a long shot straight uphill to a green on a plateau to save par. Incredible.



Waiting for Gabe Lench to explode and show what he is capable of. He is the most sought-after golf recruit we have ever signed, and has had a good, but not great, college career so far. Physically not your average golfer. Dude is 6'3" 275.
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By R i
#550845 What time do we tee off today, and is there any audio or video options ?
By LUDad
#550846 LU taking hit after hit from powerhouse Ariziona State but punches right back. Incredible grit and poise under pressure. This LU golf team belongs on the big stage.
By LUDad
#550847
R i wrote:What time do we tee off today, and is there any audio or video options ?


No, but if you live in Raleigh area there is time to get out to the course to watch the team on the back 9 (actually front 9 since they started on back 9).
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By Sly Fox
#550849 Arizona State surged this morning past us into 5th and holds a 2-stroke lead on us for the final slot to Nationals early on the back nine.
By LUDad
#550859 Going 7 strokes over par (10 counting the 5th player) over the first three holes of the tournament did not leave us any room for error.
By flamehunter
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LUDad wrote:Going 7 strokes over par (10 counting the 5th player) over the first three holes of the tournament did not leave us any room for error.

I won't argue that fact, but on a day when most teams were improving on their first two rounds scores, we had our worst day. We were the third highest score for the day, ahead of only the two schools who were completely out of it the whole tournament.
By olldflame
#550868
LUDad wrote:Got to feel bad for GT. They got blindsided by Augusta.


Augusta has a really good golf program, despite the fact that they are a D2 school except for mens and womens golf. They won back to back national championships in 2010-11 and their home course (the school actually owns and operates it) is the second most famous in town........ Forest Hills.

This was a disappointment. Our recent history in golf has been strong finishes. Not today.
By LUDad
#550959
flamehunter wrote:
LUDad wrote:Going 7 strokes over par (10 counting the 5th player) over the first three holes of the tournament did not leave us any room for error.

I won't argue that fact, but on a day when most teams were improving on their first two rounds scores, we had our worst day. We were the third highest score for the day, ahead of only the two schools who were completely out of it the whole tournament.


I agree, LU needed to finish strong but they didn't. No excuses there. But playing the woulda, coulda, shoulda game, Liberty was up to 17 under near the turn. Had they had that addition 7 stoke cushion pushing them to 24 under they might have played more relaxed and certainly could have played more conservative (using 3 woods off some of the tee boxes vs. drivers, etc.). Just hurts being so close and not closing the deal.