UCF Closes Prestige at PGA WEST on Strong Note

Oct. 12, 2010

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By Doug Richards

LA QUINTA, Calif. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's golf team closed the Prestige at PGA WEST on a strong note Wednesday as the Knights finished seventh at the 15-squad tournament. Thanks to solid performances from two veterans, UCF closed the three-day event at 885 (+21).

The tournament featured five top-25 teams, including tournament champion Cal. The 22nd-ranked Bears finished at 864 (E), and were followed by No. 7 Washington and No. 21 Stanford, who tied for second at 3-over 867.

UCF junior Connor Arendell (Cape Coral, Fla.) was the Knights' top finisher. He placed 10th at 215 (-1) after posting a 72 (E) on the final 18. He was followed by senior Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal) who tied for 11th (216, E).

The Knights posted a 4-over 292 during Tuesday's final round. UCF finished six shots in front of No. 12 Pepperdine. The Waves tied for eighth with UNC-Wilmington.

UCF junior Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) tied for 32nd at 224 (+8). Sophomore Reid Martin (Mukilteo, Wash.) tied for 59th at 230 (+14) and freshman Greg Eason (Leicester City, England) tied for 74th (235, +19).

UCF's next event, the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in nearby Windermere, will serve as the Knights' final tournament of the fall. The tournament begins on Oct. 24.

Team Leaders
1. Cal 286-289-289=864 (E)
T2. Stanford 294-281-292=867 (+3)
Washington 294-286-287=867 (+3)
4. San Diego 294-290-286=870 (+6)
7. UCF 301-292-292=885 (+21)

UCF Individuals
10. Connor Arendell 71-72-72=215 (-1)
T11. Nuno Henriques 76-68-72=216 (E)
T32. Brad Schneider 74-76-74=224 (+8)
T59. Reid Martin 80-76-74=230 (+14)
T74. Greg Eason 85-76-74=235 (+19)