UCF Opens Play in California

Oct. 11, 2009

By Doug Richards

LA QUINTA, Calif. (UCFAthletics.com) - Playing far from home, the UCF men's golf team is tied for eighth after one round of play at The Prestige at PGA WEST. The Knights posted a 9-over 297 to open the tournament Sunday.

UCLA leads the field at 280 (-8). UCF is tied for eighth with No. 4 Washington and Pepperdine. Seventh-ranked Southern Cal is three shots ahead of the three teams in seventh.

The 13-team tournament includes five of the nation's top-40 squads.

A pair of Knights, junior Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal) and sophomore Connor Arendell (Cape Coral, Fla.), are tied for 22nd at 1-over 73. Sophomore Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) is tied for 43rd (745, +3).

Johan de Beer of TCU and Sihawan Kim of Stanford are tied for first individually at 4-under 68.

Play at the three-day, three-round event will resume Monday.

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Team Leaders
1. UCLA 280 (-8)
2. Stanford 282 (-6)
3. Vanderbilt 285 (-3)
4. UC Davis 287 (-1)
T8. UCF 297 (+9)

UCF Individuals
T22. Connor Arendell 73 (+1)
Nuno Henriques 73 (+1)
T43. Brad Schneider 75 (+3)
T51. Simon Ward 76 (+4)
75. Devin Spies 80 (+8)