Men's Golf Heads North for the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate

March 24, 2006

ORLANDO - Music and golf will be the order of the day when the UCF men's golf team travels to South Carolina this weekend for the second annual Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. The 54-hole tournament, which takes place Sunday through Tuesday at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C., will feature a strong field and an opportunity for the teams to enjoy a benefit concert by the Grammy Award-winning band Hootie and the Blowfish.

"We've played pretty well the past few weeks so hopefully we can continue that trend," UCF coach Nick Clinard said. "It should be a treat for the guys to play in this unique event. They will face a good field on a great course."

UCF finished seventh at the Seminole Intercollegiate two weeks ago. Giwon Suh, Kyle Davis and Sonny Nimkhum each finished in the top 12 in the individual standings at that event and will compete at Bulls Bay. They will be joined in South Carolina by Greg Forest and Stefan Wistorf.

The tournament format features a collegiate/amateur sponsor's tournament Saturday morning and a concert by Hootie and the Blowfish that night. The event is to benefit the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, which helps children in South Carolina through education and supporting music programs.

After the preliminaries are over, a field of 15 teams, 11 of which are currently ranked in the top 50 according to Golfweek, will battle for top honors at the Bulls Bay Golf Club, a 7,147-yard, par 72 layout. UCF is currently ranked 66th in the country.

Kentucky won the inaugural tournament by defeating Augusta State in a one-hole playoff. Both of those teams return this year, while UCF is making its debut in the event. Live scoring of the tournament will be available at golfstat.com.

Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate field: Alabama, Auburn, Augusta State , Clemson, College of Charleston, Florida State, Kentucky, LSU, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, UCF, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest.