After claiming its first ever Conference USA title and third conference championship in four years in a thrilling match play championship, Liberty is back in the NCAA Regionals. No. 12 seed Liberty is in Stanford, California where the Flames begin NCAA Regional play on Monday.

The three-day, 54-hole event is being played at the Stanford Golf Course (par 70, 6,742 yards). Liberty is seeking to advance to the national championship for the fifth time in program history and will do so with a top five finish at this year’s NCAA Stanford Regional.

The Stanford Regional is one of six NCAA Regionals. The top five teams from each of the regionals will advance to the 2024 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California.

The Flames have made four previous appearances at the national championship event – 2012, 2019, 2021, 2022. The 10th place finish for Liberty in 2012 is the best finish the program has ever had and the second-best finish by any Liberty team at an NCAA Division I national championship event.

Liberty is making the program’s 14th appearance at an NCAA Golf Regional and the 12th in the last 13 regional events, having only missed the 2015 NCAA Regionals.

Here’s a look at the 14 teams competing this week in the Stanford Regional (national rankings):
No. 1 Florida State (No. 6)
No. 2 Ole Miss (No. 7)
No. 3 Illinois (No. 18)
No. 4 Texas A&M (No. 19)
No. 5 Stanford (No. 27)
No. 6 UCLA (No. 31)
No. 7 SMU (No. 42)
No. 8 Missouri (No. 43)
No. 9 Fresno State (No. 55)
No. 10 UNLV (No. 56)
No. 11 Augusta (No. 75)
No. 12 Liberty (No. 84)
No. 13 Sacramento State (No. 167)
No. 14 Siena (No. 224)

We will be providing updates throughout the week.


Liberty teed off mid-day as the first round of the NCAA Regional in California got underway. The Flames would stay above par throughout much of the day on the course, and finished the day with a 6-over par 286. Liberty checks in tied for 11th place on the team leaderboard following the first round.

The Flames’ individual golfers were all pretty close together for the day. Isaac Simmons and Austin Barbin paced the Flames with a 1-over par first round score. Josh Ryan, Brett Reid and Ike Joy finished Monday’s round at 2-over.

The round one team leader-board following Monday’s action:

1. Illinois -17
2. Florida State -13
3. Stanford -11
4. Ole Miss, Texas A&M -9
6. UCLA -3
7. Augusta -2
8. UNLV +1
9. SMU +5
10. Liberty, Fresno State, Missouri +6
13. Siena +7
14. Sacramento State +16


It was a rough day on the course for the Flames Tuesday slipping further behind the leaders. Liberty has one more day to attempt to reach the top 5 to advance to the NCAA National Championship round.

1. Illinois -27
2. Florida State -26
3. Texas A&M -21
4. Ole Miss -13
5. SMU -10
6. Stanford -7
7. UCLA -3
8. Augusta, UNLV -2
10. Missouri +2
11. Fresno State +8
12. Liberty, Sacramento State +12
14. Siena +26


The Flames’ season comes to an end, finishing 11th out of 14 teams at the Stanford Regional. Liberty misses the cut of the top 5 teams advancing to the NCAA Championships by 23 strokes. Illinois, Florida State, Texas A&M, SMU, and Stanford are the teams advancing. Austin Barbin led Liberty’s team for the week, shooting 213. Ike Joy was right behind him at 214 while Isaac Simmons (215), Josh Ryan (216), and Brett Reid (218) followed.

1. Illinois -36
2. Florida State -28
3. Texas A&M -19
4. SMU, Stanford -10
6. Ole Miss -9
7. UCLA -5
8. Augusta +1
9. UNLV +7
10. Missouri +8
11. Liberty +13
12. Fresno State +18
13. Sacramento State +22
14. Siena +34