Men's Golf Races Out to Lead at C-USA Championship

April 19, 2009

Round One Results and Round Two Tee Times in PDF Format

SORRENTO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The No. 19 UCF men's golf team stormed onto the course and took a five stroke lead at the Conference USA Championship at the RedTail Golf Club Sunday. Four Knights finished the opening round under par, led by freshman Blayne Barber (Lake City, Fla.), who is tied for first at 4-under 68.

The Knights recorded a 9-under 279 team score. SMU (284, -4) sits in second place behind UCF after completion of day one.

The three-day event, which is being hosted by UCF and the Central Florida Sports Commission, continues Monday. Eleven C-USA teams are in action at the tournament. The Knights begin the second round at 9:15 a.m. Monday on the first tee.

Barber is tied for the lead with the UAB's Zack Sucher. UCF junior Simon Ward (County Monagahn, Ireland) registered a 3-under and is tied for third.

Senior David Johnson (Palm Bay, Fla.) and redshirt freshman Brian Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) ended the first round in a 12th-place tie at 1-under 71.

UCF is participating in the C-USA Championship for the fourth time. The Knights are leading the tournament for the first time in their history. In 2006, UCF recorded its best finish, when the Knights finished the championship in second place.

Admission is free to the C-USA Championship and play will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Live statistics are available at Golfstat.com.

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Team Leaders
1. UCF 279 = 279 (-9)
2. SMU 284 = 284 (-3)
3. UAB 286 = 286 (-2)
T4. Memphis 289 = 289 (+1)
T4. ECU 289 = 289 (+1)

UCF Individuals
T1. Blayne Barber 68 = 68 (-4)
T3. Simon Ward 69 = 69 (-3)
T12. Brad Schneider 71 = 71 (-1)
T12. David Johnson 71 = 71 (-1)
T27. Jed Dirksen 74 = 74 (+2)