Knights In Second at Prestige at PGA WEST

Oct. 15, 2007

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Thanks to strong performances from a trio of Knights, the UCF men's golf team is in second after 36 holes of play at the Prestige at PGA WEST. The Knights (570, -6) are four strokes behind No. 9 Charlotte entering the final day of play.

UCF is ahead of 14 squads in the team standings, including top-ranked Stanford. The defending national champion Cardinal are currently in third at 578 (+2).

Three UCF players are in the top-10 in the individual standings, led by junior David Johnson (Palm Bay, Fla./Melbourne). Johnson fired a three-under 69 in the first round and concluded the day with a one-under 71. He is in fifth at 140 (-4), four shots behind the tournament's leader, Clayton Rask of Minnesota.

UCF freshman Jhared Hack (Sanford, Fla./Circle Christian) posted a two-under 70 in the second round and is tied for sixth (141, -3). Junior Greg Forest (Palm City, Fla./Martin County) is tied for ninth. Forest (142, -2) carded a three-under 69 to begin the day.

"We played well for the most part and the guys were having some fun," said UCF head coach Nick Clinard."We have to continue to putt better and eliminate silly mistakes and we will win a lot. The guys are ready to play tomorrow and see if they can beat the top team in the country."

In the opening round, the Knights posted a team score of 284 (-2).

Sophomore Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal) registered an even-par 72 in the afternoon and is tied for 37th at 147 (+3). Senior Chris Anderson (Lake Mary, Fla./Seminole) is tied for 77th (157, +13).

The Knights will conclude play at the 54-hole event on Tuesday. The tournament, which is being played on the Greg Norman Course, is serving as the team's third event of the fall campaign.

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