Men's Golf Races Out to Lead at Rio Pinar

March 15, 2010

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's golf team started its home event, the Rio Pinar Invitational, in strong fashion Monday, and has a big lead after two rounds at the 18-team tournament. UCF posted a 569 (-7) and is 15 strokes ahead of Charlotte and North Texas, who are tied for second.

UCF carded a 279 in the opening round, and followed that with a 290.

The tournament will conclude with one round Tuesday. Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. The tournament is free and open to the public.

Four Knights are listed in the top-10 individually, led by sophomore Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) who is tied for first with Olafur Loftsson of Charlotte at 141 (-3). Both senior Simon Ward (County Monaghan, Ireland) and junior Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal) are tied for third at 2-under 142.

Freshman Reid Martin (Mukilteo, Wash.) carded a 146 (+2) and is tied for eighth. UCF's other golfer, sophomore Connor Arendell (Cape Coral, Fla.), is tied for 21st (148, +4). Senior Devin Spies (Sarasota, Fla.) is competing in the event as an individual. He is tied for 40th at 7-over-151.

UCF is seeking its third-straight crown at the tournament.

Charlotte and North Texas both posted 8-over-584s on Tuesday.

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Team Leaders
1. UCF 279-280=569 (-7)
2. Charlotte 291-293=584 (+8)
North Texas 291-293=584 (+8)
4.North Florida 293-297=590 (+14)
5. Liberty 295-299=594 (+18)