Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational Live Journal - Day 3

Oct. 28, 2008

WINDERMERE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Eighteen of the nation's top teams will conclude play at the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday. Throughout the tournament, members of the UCF athletics communications staff will be offering insight from the event on this page.

7:05 a.m.
The first two days of the tournament featured ideal golf weather with temperatures in the 70s. That should not be the case today. The temperature is listed at 47 degrees and the high is expected to be 65. The third round will get underway at 8 a.m.

7:16 a.m.
The final breakfast of this year's tournament has been served. Buffet options include eggs, bacon, grits, hash browns, biscuits and gravy. Made-to-order smoothies are also available, as is hot tea.

7:19 a.m.
After two rounds of play, defending champion Georgia paces the field at 571 (-5). Indiana (574, -2) is second in the team standings. Russell Henley of Georgia is tops individually at 6-under 138. He is one stroke ahead of Indiana's Jorge Campillo (139, -5).

7:41 a.m.
Georgia is looking to win its second-straight tournament this year. On Oct. 13, the Bulldogs claimed the title at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship in Macon, Ga. Since the inception of the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational in 2004, Georgia has won three of the four tournament titles.

8:06 a.m.
The final round is underway. Texas' Dylan Frittelli began the day by teeing off from hole one.

8:08 a.m.
The cold weather has not creeped away yet. Weather.com lists the current temperature as 47 degrees.

8:19 a.m.
Sean Martin from Golfweek watched the second round yesterday and wrote about Georgia's rise to the top spot. To read the article, visit:

8:30 a.m.
Tuesday is a windy day in Windermere. The wind is currently gusting at 20 miles per hour. Today's scores should be higher than the previous round's output.

8:55 a.m.
For live statistics during the tournament, visit:

8:59 a.m.
The official tournament web site is located at

9:03 a.m.
Monday, Oklahoma State's Mark Johnson recorded a hole-in-one at 15. His final round is not off to as good of a start. He just carded a 10 on a par-5 hole three.

9:19 a.m.
The annual tournament dinner was held last night at the Isleworth clubhouse. ESPN football analyst Lou Holtz served as the keynote speaker. Highlights from the buffet included crab legs and shrimp, turkey burger sliders and mini lobster rolls.

9:51 a.m.
The temperature is slowly increasing. Weather.com lists the current number as 50 degrees. The fireplace inside the clubhouse is going and the golfers are sure to enjoy the warmth once they finish their round.

10:03 a.m.
With Georgia's Russell Henley in the lead, the Bulldogs are looking for their third-straight individual title at the event. Harris English was victorious in 2007. Two years ago, Brian Harman claimed the title. English and Harman are both in action this year.

10:43 a.m.
All of the groups are currently on the course. The final group - Tarquin MacManus (Arizona), Andy Winings (Kentucky) and Greg Forest (UCF) - were scheduled to start at 10:10 a.m., but were delayed until 10:32 a.m.

10:46 a.m.
With all of the groups in action, starters Brent Carli and Erik Kohler are done for the tournament. The pair was dressed appropriately for the weather Tuesday. Kohler wore a sports coat and dress pants, while Carli donned a suit. Kohler is UCF's public address announcer for football, basketball and baseball.

11:04 a.m.
The Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational is one of two events that the Knights host each year. In February, the team will host the Rio Pinar Invitational in Orlando. In 2008, the Knights claimed the title at the event.

11:09 a.m.
The wind is a factor at Isleworth. The wind is coming from the north northwest at 13 miles per hour.

11:25 a.m.
The day's final pairing includes the three players heading into the final round occupying the top three spots in the race for individual medalist. The second round leader Russell Henley of Georgia (-6) is in a pairing that also includes Indiana's Jorge Campillo (-5) and Alabama's Matthew Swan (-4).

11:51 a.m.
Several media members are covering the event. Representatives from The Golf Channel are in attendance today, as are members of UCF's sports video staff. Expect to see a story about the tournament on the next edition of UCF SportsKnight.

12:02 p.m.
On Sunday and Monday, the tournament trophies were on display on a table between the first and 10th tees. Due to the weather today, the trophies have been moved indoors. Tournament organizers will bring the awards outside following the completion of play.

12:05 p.m.
The host Knights are at 3-under as team for the day and have moved from 18th into a tie for 12th.

1:03 p.m.
The final lunch of the tournament featured Mexican favorites: chili, fajitas, tacos and shrimp quesadillas. Desert items included churros and flan. A few American dishes were offered as well: chicken sandwiches, hamburgers and seasoned waffle fries.

1:12 p.m.
Georgia is even on the day and has increased its lead by eight shots over Indiana. The Hoosiers' Jorge Campillo has three birdies through his first six holes Tuesday and leads the field by four strokes. Teammate Alex Martin and Georgia's Russell Henley are tied at 4-under 68.

1:31 p.m.
The final group of the day is through nine holes. Indiana's Jorge Campillo made the turn in 4-under 32 and leads by five strokes. He currently sits at nine under overall.

1:37 p.m.
With its late October date, the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational is usually one of the last tournaments of the fall. The event is serving as Georgia's last tournament of 2008. The host Knights will conclude the fall Nov. 3-4 at The Hummingbird Intercollegiate in North Carolina.

1:39 p.m.
The first group has finished their round in five hours and 36 minutes.

2:05 p.m.
Representatives from Nike Golf are on hand to day to provide tournament sponsors with a chance to sample their products. The golfers had a chance to try out some of Nike's new equipment following the practice round on Saturday.

2:13 p.m.
Oklahoma State sophomore Rickie Fowler just turned in the first under par round of the day with a one-under par 71. He finished the tournament with a three-day total of three-over par 219. Fowler made the cut at the 108th U.S. Open in June 2008, finishing 60th at Torrey Pines.

2:54 p.m.
The championship trophies are now set up outside in front of the final scoreboard. The trophy presentation will be held as soon as play ends.

3:05 p.m.
Two of the par threes proved to be difficult tests for the field in the final round. The second hole, a 228-yard par three, was played at 60-over par today. The 11th hole, listed at 194 yards over Eagle Pond, was also played at 60-over par by the field.

3:49 p.m.
With play set to conclude soon, the temperature is now 63 degrees. Today's high was expected to be 65.

4:18 p.m.
The tournament is over. Georgia claimed the team title at 867 (+3), and the Bulldogs' Russell Henley claimed the individual title (212, -4). He finished two strokes ahead of Indiana's Jorge Campillo.