Men's Golf Swings Into Action at Inverness

Sept. 16, 2005

ORLANDO - The UCF Men's golf team will get its first taste of competition for the year when it tees off at the Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational in Toledo, Ohio beginning Monday Sept. 19. Coach Nick Clinard will be taking a young squad to the event as two freshmen, two sophomores and one senior qualified to represent the Golden Knights.

"We're looking forward to the tournament because it will give us an early indication of what kind of team we may have this year and it will be a treat for the players to experience such an historic venue as Inverness," Clinard said. "We will face a strong field of teams from around the country and the golf course is difficult so it should prove to be a stern test all around."

The 54-hole event will be contested over two days at the legendary par-71, 7,255-yard Inverness Club. Founded in 1903, the Inverness Club will host the 2009 NCAA Men's Golf Championships and has hosted numerous prestigious tournaments, including four U.S. Opens, one U.S. Amateur, the 1986 and 1993 PGA Championships and the 2003 U.S. Senior Open.

It will be familiar territory for some of the squad as the team began last season at the same event. UCF tied for fifth last year, while Stefan Wistorf tied teammate Andreas Hoegberg, who has since graduated, for eighth place in the individual standings.

Wistorf is the lone senior in the lineup and will be joined by sophomores Giwon Suh and Ben Leong. Suh made his collegiate debut at Inverness last year and wound up in a tie for 47th. Two newcomers will be making their first appearance for the Golden Knights as freshmen Kyle Davis and Greg Forest survived the seven-round qualifying process in order to make the travel squad.

The teams will play a practice round Sunday, followed by 36 holes of competition Monday and 18 holes Tuesday.

The Field
Coastal Carolina
Kent State
Michigan State
Ohio State
Southern Cal