Men's Golf Finishes Ninth at Gary Koch Intercollegiate

Oct. 11, 2005

TAMPA, Fla. -

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Sophomore Giwon Suh shot a 2-under-par round of 70 Tuesday and finished in a tie for seventh the Golden Knights placed ninth at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate at Old Memorial Golf Club. That round put Suh at 4-under-par for the tournament and propelled him to the best finish of his young career. The previous best finish for Suh was a tie for eighth at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate last year.

Florida, the host team, held off hard-charging Kentucky by three strokes to win the tournament title. Trailing by 11 strokes entering the day, the Wildcats narrowed the gap with a 9-under-par total of 279, but it was not enough to catch the Gators, who established a tournament record by shooting a 24-under par score of 840.

Kentucky senior Matt Kohn shot a 7-under-par final-round 65 to overcome a six-stroke deficit and claim medalist honors. He entered the day in a four-way tie for 10th place. Gator teammates Matt Every and Toby Ragland tied for second two shots back.

UCF used balanced scoring throughout the lineup to post a 3-over-par score of 291, but was unable to move up in the standings over the final 18 holes. Sophomore Ben Leong shot a 1-over-par 73, while senior Stefan Wistorf, sophomore Chris Anderson and freshman Greg Forest shot identical 2-over-par 74s. Wistorf tied for 20th, while Leong finished 45th, Anderson tied for 48th and Forest tied for 51st.

"I saw some improvement from our first two tournaments," UCF coach Nick Clinard said. "We just have to get better at putting because we gave away too many strokes on the greens this week."

UCF's next tournament will be one of its biggest of the year as the Golden Knights host the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational at Isleworth Country Club in Windermere Oct. 23-25. The field of 18 teams assembled at Isleworth will be arguably the strongest all year as 13 of the top 20 teams in the latest coaches poll are going to participate.