Nimkhum Named C-USA Men's Golfer of the Week

March 29, 2006

IRVING, Texas - Sonny Nimkhum was named Conference USA Men's Golfer of the Week as announced by the league office Wednesday. Nimkhum recorded his best career finish with a third-place showing at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Awendaw, S.C. Tuesday.

He finished at 1-under-par (211) and was one of only three players in the field of 75 to break par. He shot rounds of 1-under-par 70 and then back-to-back even-par 71s. His play also led UCF to its best finish of the year, tying South Carolina for runner-up honors in the 15-team field that included 11 teams in the top 50 according to the latest Golfweek rankings.

Nimkhum is the second golfer from UCF to earn league honors this year. Freshman Greg Forest was tabbed by C-USA after finishing runner-up at the UCF/Rio Pinar Invitational in February.

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