Men's Golf Begins Fall Slate

Sept. 24, 2007

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Playing in its first tournament of the fall season, the UCF men's golf team is tied for sixth after two rounds of play at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate. The Knights will conclude play at the Shoal Creek Country Club on Tuesday with 18 holes.

UCF posted a 591 (+15) in the opening 36 holes of the tournament on Monday. Texas Tech leads the 12-team event at 578 (+2).

A pair of Knights are in the top-15 in the individual standings. Senior Chris Anderson (Lake Mary, Fla./Seminole) registered an even-par score of 72 to begin the day. His two-round total of 145 (+1) placed him in a tie for 13th. Anderson is four shots behind the leader, Chris Kennedy of North Florida (141, -3).

Playing in his first collegiate event, freshman Jhared Hack (Sanford, Fla./Circle Christian) sits in 15th (146, +2).

"We did not play well this morning, but played better in the afternoon round," said UCF head coach Nick Clinard. "We must play the game a little smarter. The effort was there today, but we must execute tomorrow."

UCF is tied with North Florida in the team rankings. The Knights posted a 298 in the first round and carded a 293 in the second.

Junior Greg Forest (Palm City, Fla./Martin County) is tied for 30th at 151 (+7). Fellow junior David Johnson (Melbourne, Fla./Melbourne) and sophomore Mike Stern (Miami, Fla./Killian) are both tied for 42nd at 153 (+9). After carding a nine-over 81 in the opening round, Johnson posted an even-par 72 on the final 18 holes of the day.

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