Knights Began Play at Tough Isleworth Event

Oct. 24, 2010

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By Doug Richards

WINDERMERE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Play began Sunday at the nation's premier college tournament, and the UCF men's golf team is 13th after 18 holes at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational. The 15-team event at the Isleworth Golf and Country Club features 10 of the top-30 squads in the country.

The Knights posted a 307 (+19) during Sunday's first round. TCU and No. 18 Stanford are tied for first at 2-over 290. Fifth-ranked Alabama (291, +3) is third, followed by 12th-ranked LSU (293, +5).

Freshman Greg Eason (Leicester City, England) had the best performance among the five UCF golfers in action at the event Sunday. He posted a 72 (E) and is tied for 13th. Senior Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal) is tied for 32nd after recorded a 4-over 76.

The Knights are two shots behind No. 1 Florida as the Gators are 12th at 305 (+17). Texas, ranked fifth nationally, is tied for 14th with Tennessee at 309 (+21).

Arizona's Tarquin McManus leads the field after 18 holes. He posted a 3-under 69 Sunday.

The Knights will tee off Monday starting at 8:50 a.m.

The event will conclude Tuesday. The tournament is not open to the public, but live statistics are available on Golfstat.com. Texas Tech is hosting the event.

Team Leaders
T1. TCU 290 (+2)
T1. Stanford 290 (+2)
3. Alabama 291 (+3)
4. LSU 293 (+5)
13. UCF 307 (+19)

UCF Golfers
T13. Greg Eason 72 (E)
T32. Nuno Henriques 76 (+4)
T59. Reid Martin 79 (+7)
T66. Connor Arendell 80 (+8)
T66. Brad Schneider 80 (+8)