UCF Men's Golf Team Travels To Georgia For NCAA East Regional Action

May 15, 2007

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF men's golf team ventures to Alpharetta, Georgia this week for the NCAA East Regional at the Golf Club of Georgia. The Knights are among a field of 24 teams that will be competing on the Lakeside Course (Par 72, 7,017 yards) for the right to advance to the NCAA Men's Golf Championship, May 30-June 2, in Williamsburg, Va.

The three-day, 54-hole event begins on Thursday, May 17 and concludes with final-round action on Saturday, May 19. Results and live stats will be available for fans at http://www.ncaasports.com/golf/mens.

This marks the third time in the last four seasons that head coach Nick Clinard has guided his UCF team to an NCAA Regional appearance. The top 10 teams from the East Regional will advance to the Championship as the Knights will be vying for their first trip there since 1992.

"I know the guys are looking forward to playing on a great, but very tough golf course," Clinard said. "We have nothing to lose and we have been working really hard. The team has played a lot of golf and been practicing well in the last week, so I would be surprised if we did not play well."

The line-up for the Knights will be a familiar one as Clinard has used the same five golfers in five-consecutive tournaments. Junior Giwon Suh (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) has finished as the top Knight in three of those five appearances and carries a 75.00 stroke average into regional play.

Sophomore Greg Forest (Palm City, Fla./Martin County) has led the Knights in the other events and turned in the top overall finish of the season for a UCF golfer with his tie for second at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. Forest leads the team with a 74.33 stroke average.

Sophomore Preston Brown (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) has a team-high six top 20 finishes, including a season-best effort at the Topy Cup in Japan where he finished sixth. He shares the team-lead with Suh and Forest with seven rounds of par or better this season.

The freshmen duo of Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal/The Pendleton School) and Mike Stern (Miami, Fla./Killian) round out the line-up for the Knights. Henriques was named to the C-USA All-Freshman team and has six rounds of par or better this season. Stern has played in eight tournaments this season and has a low-round of 70 (-2) to his credit at the Topy Cup.

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