Men's Golf Takes Fourth At Topy Cup

Sept. 7, 2006

The UCF men's golf team improved its team score in each of the three rounds at the 2006 U.S.-Japan Topy Cup Intercollegiate Golf Championship to finish fourth in the 10-team field. In Thursday's final round, sophomore Preston Brown and freshman Mike Stern led the Golden Knights with, respective, rounds of two-under, 70.

The duo helped the Golden Knights to their best score of the three-day tournament, as the top four players combined for an even par, 288. Brown, who tied for 10th overall, was joined in the top 10 by fellow Golden Knight Greg Forest, who shot a two-over, 74, in round three to place in a tie for seventh with a total score of 214 (68-72-74).

Tohoku Fukushi University, one of six Japanese schools competing in the event, stormed back to capture the team crown with the best round of the tournament, a 10-under, 278. A pair of American universities tied for second as Arizona State and Kentucky both ended up with totals of 869. The Golden Knights were fourth with a team score of 875. Nagoya Commerce rounded out the top five with a three-day total of 884.

Joining Brown and Stern with the best round of his tournament was junior Giwon Suh, who carded a two-over, 74. UCF returns to action on Sept. 25-26 at the Shoal Creek Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.