Men's Golf Moves up to Sixth at Seminole Intercollegiate

March 6, 2006

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The UCF men's golf team posted its lowest round of the season Monday when it carded an even-par 288, thanks in part to a season-best 4-under-par 68 by senior Sonny Nimkhum. As a result, UCF moved from a tie for seventh to sixth-place where it is only six shots out of third place.

East Tennessee State added to its lead with a 10-under-par 278 Monday and is five shots clear of the field at 16-under-par. Coastal Carolina carded a 9-under-par 279 and moved into second at 11-under-par, while North Carolina State is in third at 2-under-par.

Coastal Carolina's Dustin Johnson shot a 5-under-par 67 and sits atop the field at 11-under-par, two strokes ahead of North Carolina's Martin Ureta, who shot a 6-under-par 66 Monday. UCF's Giwon Suh followed up his opening 3-under-par 69 with a 1-under-par 71 and is tied for sixth at 4-under-par, while Nimkhum vaulted from a tie for 30th into a tie for ninth at 2-under-par.

UCF's Kyle Davis shot a 1-over-par 73 Monday and is tied for 26th. Steven Bain rebounded from a rocky first round to card a 4-over-par 76. Bain shot a 12-over-par 84 Sunday that was incorrectly credited to Greg Forest in the computer. Bain was given credit for Forest's opening round 76. Forest shot a 6-over-par 78 Monday and is tied for 57th, while Bain is tied for 65th.