Men's Golf to Face Challenging 2010-11 Schedule

Aug. 10, 2010

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By Doug Richards

2010-11 UCF Schedule

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - After winning its second-consecutive Conference USA Championship title this past spring, the UCF men's golf team will face a challenging schedule this season. Head coach Bryce Wallor announced the Knights' 2010-11 slate Tuesday, and the schedule features some of the top tournaments in the nation.

The schedule includes five events in Florida, including two in the Orlando area. UCF will again play in the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in nearby Windermere. The tournament, which is recognized as the most prestigious in the country, is set for Oct. 24-26. In the spring, UCF will again host the Rio Pinar Invitational (March 14-15) in Orlando.

The Knights, who won two total events and participated in the NCAA Regionals last year, will begin the season on Sept. 11 at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind. The fall slate consists of four tournaments, including the Adam's Cup of Newport in September in Rhode Island and The Prestige at PGA WEST, which will be played in California in October.

UCF will begin the spring close to home at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville Feb. 12. The squad will then play in three-straight tournaments in Florida: the John Hayt Invitational in Ponte Vedra Beach, the USF Invitational in Tampa and the Rio Pinar Invitational. The Knights will conclude their regular season April 4-5 at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate in Mississippi.

"I think that this year's schedule is every bit as competitive as last season's schedule, given the fact that we return some amazing talent on our team," Wallor said. "We also bring in a bunch of freshmen. I think the schedule is a good opportunity for us to travel around the country and to play and practice on some different types of grasses and in different types of climates. We can build throughout the year, like we did last year, and grow as a team and be ready to peak at the end of the season."

The location for the C-USA Championship, which will begin April 24, will be announced at a later date.

UCF has made four-consecutive postseason appearances and will attempt to advance to the 2011 NCAA Championship, which is set for May 31-June 5 in Stillwater, Okla. NCAA Regionals are set for late May.

Wallor's squad returns four letterwinners from a year ago. Senior Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal) and juniors Connor Arendell (Cape Coral, Fla.) and Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) all tied for second at the league championship in 2010, and sophomore Reid Martin (Mukilteo, Wash.) was a C-USA All-Freshman Team selection.