Men's Golf Announces 2008-09 Slate

Aug. 7, 2008

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ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - UCF men's golf head coach Nick Clinard announced the Knights' 2008-09 schedule Thursday, and the slate includes some of the nation's premier tournaments. The Knights, who spent the majority of last season in the top-25 nationally, will compete in five events in the fall and six spring tournaments.

The fall schedule begins with the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Dalton, Ga., on Sept. 12. The following week, UCF heads to Illinois to participate in the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational for the second-consecutive year.

In October, the Knights will compete in two of the country's top events: the Prestige at PGA WEST in Palm Springs, Calif., and the UCF-Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, which the team will host in nearby Windermere.

UCF made its debut at the Prestige at PGA WEST in 2007. The event is played on the Greg Norman Course and is hosted by Stanford and UC-Davis.

The three-day UCF-Isleworth Collegiate Invitational begins on Oct. 26 and includes 18 of the nation's top teams. The top-six squads in the country from a year ago, led by defending national champion UCLA, are all in the field for the fifth-annual tournament.

Clinard's squad will conclude the fall at the WCU Intercollegiate in Cashiers, N.C., from Nov. 3-4.

"We consistently play one of the best schedules in the country. The strong schedule helps us prepare for the NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championship, which are our goals each year," said Clinard.

The Knights, who appeared in the NCAA West Regional in 2008, open play in the spring on Feb. 14 at the Gator Invitational in nearby Gainesville, Fla. From Feb. 23-24, UCF will host the Rio Pinar Invitational in Orlando. Last year, the Knights won the event and two UCF players - senior Greg Forest (Palm City, Fla./Martin County) and junior Mike Stern (Miami, Fla./Killian) - shared medalist honors.

UCF will compete in one event in March: the Hootie at Bulls Bay in Awendaw, S.C. April consists of three events, including the Augusta State Invitational in Georgia and the Bluegrass Invitational in Lexington, Ky.

The team will not have to travel far for the Conference USA Championship. The event will be held at the Red Tail Club in Sorrento, which is located just north of Orlando.

The Knights won a pair of tournaments in 2007-08 and were ranked as high as 17th nationally during the season. Eight players are back from last year's squad.

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