Men's Golf Fall Recap

Nov. 22, 2010

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By Andrea Ciotti

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com)- The UCF men's golf team had an impressive fall campaign featuring a pair of top-five finishes at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate and the Adams Cup of Newport. Following their final tournament the Knights moved to No. 31 nationally in the GolfStat collegiate rankings.

The Knights will return to action this spring at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville on Feb. 12.

Team Honors The Knights recorded two top-five finishes this fall, tying for second with Ball State at the first event of the season, the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. The Knights then went on to earn the team title at the Adams Cup of Newport, 18 shots ahead of second-place West Florida. The win at the Adams Cup proved to be the third team title for head coach Bryce Wallor since taking over the program prior to the start of last season.

Stand out Freshman
In only his first year playing at a collegiate level, freshman Greg Eason (Leicester, England) participated in all four events for the Knights. Eason finished first during his second collegiate event at the Adams Cup of Newport. He carded a 1-under 71 on the final 18 holes and finished at 214 (-2). Following the Adams Cup, the freshman earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors.

Connor Arendell
Junior Connor Arendell (Cape Coral, Fla.) earned medalist honors in his first event at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind., leading the Knights to a second-place win. His notable achievement earned him the Conference USA Player of the Week award. The tournament title was the first collegiate career victory for Arendell, and his first player of the week honor. He competed in all four events of the fall and placed within the top-20 for each, and shot a low score of 67 on par 72 at Isleworth. Following the final event of the season Arendell is currently ranked at No. 50 for collegiate individuals according to the golfweek/sagarin rankings.

Top Finishers
Members of the team had several high finishes throughout the fall campaign. Junior Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) tied for sixth overall at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate, while Reid Martin (Mukilteo, Wash.) and Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal) both tied for fourth at the Adams Cup of Newport.