UCF Men's Golf In Tie For 11th After Round One Of

April 13, 2007

Orlando, Fla. ( - The UCF men's golf team is tied for 12th following the first round of the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. The Knights posted a 291 (+3) during the opening of three rounds at the Karsten Golf Course (Par 72, 7,057 yards).

Oregon claimed the first round lead in the field of 16 teams as the Ducks fired a 277 (-11) to lead No. 4 Southern California by one stroke (278, -10). Derek Sipe was a big reason Oregon grabbed the lead after he carded the best round of the opening day with a 65 (-7).

UCF freshman Mike Stern (Miami, Fla./Killian) led the Knights on the day after posting a 71 (-1). Stern shot a 33 on the back nine, including birdies on three of his last five holes, to help finish his round in the red. He is tied for 22nd in the individual standings.

Junior Giwon Suh (Orlando, Fla./Olympia), who eagled No. 10 and added a pair of birdies carded a 72 (E) and is tied for 33rd. Sophomore Preston Brown (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) shot a 73 (+1) and is tied for 33rd. Brown opend his round birdying two of the first five holes.

Sophomore Greg Forest (Palm City, Fla./Martin County) posted a 75 (+3) to count towards the Knights' team score on day one. Freshman Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal/The Pendleton School) shot a 76 (+4) in his opening 18 holes.

The three-day tournament continues on Saturday with round two and concludes on Sunday with third round play.

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Team Leaderboard - (First Round)Rank Team Totals1 Oregon 277 (-11)2 Southern California 278 (-10)3 Texas Tech 279 (-9)4 Arizona State 281 (-7)5 Oklahoma 282 (-6) Texas A&M 282 (-6)7 UNLV 285 (-3)8 Arizona 287 (-1) California 287 (-1)10 Baylor 288 (E)11 Kansas State 289 (+1)12 UCF 291 (+3) New Mexico 291 (+3)14 Fresno State 296 (+8)15 Arizona State (B) 297 (+9)16 San Diego State 298 (+10)
Individual LeaderboardRank Player (School) Total1 Derek Sipe (Oregon) 65 (-7)2 Charlie Beljan (New Mexico) 66 (-6)3 Rory Hie (Southern California) 67 (-5) Matt Smith (Texas Tech) 67 (-5)5 Benjamin Alvarado (Arizona State) 68 (-4) Seung-su Han (UNLV) 68 (-4) Jesse Schutte (Oklahoma) 68 (-4)
UCF Individuals (Place) TotalMike Stern (T22) 71 (-1)Giwon Suh (T31) 72 (E)Preston Brown (T44) 73 (+1)Greg Forest (T66) 75 (+3)Nuno Henriques (T73) 76 (+4)