Men's Golf Finishes Tied for Second at the Hootie

March 28, 2006

AWENDAW, S.C. - Sonny Nimkhum carded an even-par 71 Tuesday and notched his best career finish in the process of leading the Golden Knights to a second-place tie at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. Nimkhum finished in third place, while UCF, which began the day in fourth, matched LSU for the low round of the day at the Bulls Bay Golf Club and recorded its best finish of the year.

"This was a great week for us," UCF coach Nick Clinard said. "We've been playing pretty well this spring, but the finishes didn't always reflect that. The wind was blowing and the golf course was playing hard today, but we really hung in tough down the stretch."

Wake Forest completed its wire-to-wire victory by finishing the 54-hole event at 10-under-par. UCF and South Carolina finished at 6-over-par, followed by Augusta State at 8-over-par and North Carolina at 14-over-par in the 15-team field.

Augusta State's Jamie Miller used a 1-under-par 70 to overtake second-round leader Webb Simpson of Wake Forest for medalist honors. Simpson shot a 1-over-par 72 and finished at 8-under-par for the event, one stroke behind Miller. Nimkhum finished at 1-under-par and was one of only three players in the field in red numbers.

Stefan Wistorf shot an even-par 71 and tied for ninth in the individual standings. He found himself tied for 51st after an opening-round 5-over-par 76 Sunday, but rallied to finish at 2-over-par for the tournament and post his first top-10 of the year.

Kyle Davis finished one stroke behind Wistorf and tied for 15th. Giwon Suh tied for 17th and Greg Forest tied for 42nd.

UCF returns to action April 7-8 in Tempe, Ariz. at the Thunderbird Invitational.