UCF Moves to 17th Nationally in Golfweek/Sagarin Poll

March 4, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's golf team continues to rise in the national polls. Head coach Nick Clinard's Knights are 17th in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

UCF is moving up nationally thanks to its Feb. 24 title at the Rio Pinar Invitational in Orlando. The Knights finished ahead of 20 squads, including several top-50 programs, at the two-day event. The tournament served as the Knights' second event of the spring.

Freshman Blayne Barber (Lake City, Fla.) won individual medalist honors at Rio Pinar. He concluded play at 12-under 204. He was one of three UCF golfers who finished in the top 10, joining sophomore Jed Dirksen (Hampton, Iowa), who placed third as an individual, and senior David Johnson (Palm Bay, Fla.), who posted a fourth-place showing.

Dating back to the fall, UCF has won two championship titles and has posted four total top-five finishes this season.

UCF will return to action on March 29 at the Hootie at Bulls Bay in Awendaw, S.C.

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Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index Top 25
1. Georgia
2. Southern California
3. Oklahoma State
4. Clemson
5. Stanford
6. Florida
7. Texas Tech
8. Illinois
9. Arizona State
10. South Carolina
11. Alabama
12. Georgia Tech
13. Indiana
14. Texas
15. Washington
16. Arkansas
17. UCF
18. Tennessee
19. TCU
20. LSU
21. Colorado State
22. UCLA
23. California
24. Michigan State
25. Texas A&M