The Liberty University Men’s Disc Golf Team finished their regular season with a trip to Augusta, Georgia, for a national tournament April 15.
The team was invited to participate in the National Disc Golf Collegiate Championships tournament. With over 75 teams from universities and colleges across the country, it was an honor to be invited.
“I’ve never been to any event like that before in my life,” freshman team member Jesse Miller said. “Being there in general and competing with my teammates made me feel really important.”
Over four days, the Liberty University Men’s Disc Golf team played 144 holes of disc golf, the equivalent of about two games per day. They managed to place fourteenth out of over 75 teams, an accomplishment in the eyes of the Flames.
“We definitely met our expectations,” Miller said.
“Our coach was very proud and he enjoyed every minute of it. He said it was fun to watch the team excel because of all of our hard work throughout the year.”
Some of their competition included the likes of schools such as Clemson University, North Carolina State University, South Carolina University, and Oregon University.
Each round of disc golf was played in the Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex located in Augusta, Georgia. Throughout the tournament, the course provided plenty of challenges for the Flames.
“The course was so hard,” Miller said. “There were out of bounds everywhere. It was very narrow, you had to be very precise with your throws and you had to know your discs.”
Along with a great performance collectively from the members of the Liberty University Men’s Disc Golf Team, individual competitors also stood out. Team member Hunter Thomas was given second-team All-America honors after his play at the National Disc Golf Collegiate Championships.
“I was proud to hear how our disc golf team did at Nationals,” Liberty University freshman Brianna McDowell said. “I’m super excited to see what other great things they accomplish for the school in the future.”
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The Liberty University Men’s Disc Golf Team traveled to Augusta/Georgia/ recently to play in the National Disc Golf Championships///After placing fourteenth out of over 75 teams/ the team was satisfied with their performance//For freshman team member Jesse Miller, the event was unlike any he had ever been to before//Coach Steve Bowman was also pleased with the outcome of the four day tournament/both individually and collectively//The Flames played a total of 144 holes of disc golf within the Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex at Augusta/Georgia//
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