Forest, Stern Garner C-USA Men's Golf Honors

Feb. 27, 2008

IRVING, Texas (www.ucfathletics.com) - One day after sharing medalist honors at the UCF Rio Pinar Invitational, junior Greg Forest (Palm City, Fla./Martin County) and sophomore Mike Stern (Miami, Fla./Killian) of UCF were named Conference USA Men's Golfers of the Week on Wednesday. The two Knights helped UCF claim the tournament title at the 18-team event as they shared co-medalist honors.

Forest and Stern both finished at 205 (-11) at the three-round event, which featured four of the top-40 squads in the nation. The tournament victory was the first for the Knights since they won the same event in 2005. In the second round, both players equaled the UCF 18-hole record with respective scores of eight-under 64.

Stern closed the event by carding a two-under 69 in the final round, while Forest posted a one-under 71. The tournament victory was the first for both players. Prior to the event, no Knight had taken medalist honors at a tournament since 2005.

The C-USA honor is the third of Forest's career and the first for Stern. UCF players have garnered weekly honors from the league on three occasions in 2007-08. A week ago, junior David Johnson (Palm Bay, Fla./Melbourne) was recognized by the conference office.

Following the tournament victory, the Knights moved to 20th in the Golfstat national rankings. The UCF Rio Pinar Invitational served as the second event of the spring campaign for the team.

The Knights will not be in action again until March 23, when they compete at the Hootie at Bulls Bay in South Carolina.

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