Men's Golf Travels to Japan for Topy Cup

Sept. 1, 2006

ORLANDO- The UCF men's golf team left on Friday afternoon for Tanaguara, Japan, where they will compete at the 2006 Topy Cup from Sept. 5-7.

The Golden Knights, who finished the 2005-06 season ranked 48th in the nation by Golfstat, are one of four collegiate teams from the United States - including Kentucky, Arizona State and San Diego State - competing along side eight Japanese squads. The teams are scheduled to play 18 holes each day at the Tanagura Country Club.

"The student-athletes are excited about this once in a lifetime trip to Japan and I'm looking forward to competing for the Topy Cup Championship," said UCF head coach Nick Clinard. "We have the players and talent to win the event and I'm confident we will get it done. It will be a true cultural experience for the student-athletes and something they will never forget."

Representing the Black and Gold are junior Giwon Suh, sophomores Kyle Davis, Greg Forest and Preston Brown and freshmen Mike Stern and David Palm. Davis is coming off one of the best summers in UCF history as he won both the Philadelphia Open and Philadelphia Amateur before advancing to round three in the prestigious U.S. Amateur Championship.