Men's Golf Finishes Tied For Eighth at Gator Invitational

Feb. 19, 2006


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Sophomore Giwon Suh fired an even-par 70 in the final round Sunday to pace UCF as the Golden Knights shot 14-over-par 294 and moved up two spots to finish in a tie for eighth at the SunTrust Gator Invitational at University Golf Course. Host Florida won the 14-team event by six shots over Tulsa, finishing at 15-over-par for three rounds. UCF tied with Purdue and South Carolina at 50-over-par.

Tulsa's Sam Korbe shot a 3-under-par 67 Sunday to catch 36-hole leader Brett Stegmaier at even-par for the event and then captured medalist honors on the second playoff hole. Stegmaier had a five-shot lead heading into the final round, but shot a 6-over-par 76.

Freshman Greg Forest also shot 76 Sunday and was UCF's highest finisher, tying for 13th. Suh moved from a tie for 39th to a tie for 25th as a result of his play Sunday.

"I'm pleased with the progress we are making," UCF head coach Nick Clinard said. "Aside from the final holes, there were stretches of play between yesterday's afternoon round and today's round that were the best we have played as a team all year, especially in some tough conditions. We need to learn how to finish the round, however. We gave up too many shots coming down the stretch both days."

Forest is one who had trouble down the stretch as he recorded three double bogeys in his final six holes. Senior Stefan Wistorf, who tied for 60th, was even-par through 13 holes and dropped six shots over his final five holes to card a 6-over-par 76. Freshman Kyle Davis tied for 40th and sophomore Chris Anderson tied for 56th.

The Golden Knights return to action March 5-7 at the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Fla.