Men's Golf Ties For 10th in Augusta

April 3, 2005

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Freshman Giwon Suh carded rounds of 77 and 75 Sunday and finished in a tie for 11th in the individual standings as the Golden Knights finished tied for 10th in a field of 18 strong teams at the Augusta State Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club.

Host Augusta State won the event by a single shot over Georgia, while Georgia Southern, Minnesota and East Tennessee State rounded out the top five several shots behind the Jaguars. The teams were forced to play 36 holes Sunday because dangerously high winds caused Saturday's second round to be postponed.

Chris Kirk of Georgia won medalist honors at 1-over-par for the tournament and was one of three Bulldogs in the top eight in the standings, while Augusta State had three players in the top five, including runner-up Scott Jamieson, who finished the event at 4-over-par.

Suh finished the event at 11-over-par and was the highest finisher for the Golden Knights for the first time in his career, which spans 10 events. UCF Senior Andreas Hoegberg bounced back from a tough day Saturday with a 75 and a 76 Sunday and finished in a tie for 38th after beginning the day tied for 80th.

Junior Sonny Nimkhum, playing in his first event of the spring semester, recorded the low round of the tournament for the Golden Knights when he carded a 2-over-par 74 in the final round. Nimkhum finished in a tie for 25th, which was his best finish of the year in five events.

UCF Freshman Ben Leong finished alone in 78th place, while fellow freshman Preston Brown tied for 79th.

As a participant in the Augusta State Invitational, UCF and the rest of the teams will have tickets to Monday's practice round at Augusta National Golf Club to watch the professionals prepare for this week's Masters. The Golden Knights will wrap up the regular season in two weeks when they attempt to defend their Atlantic Sun Championship in Franklin, Tenn. April 18-20.