Men's Golf Opens Play at USF Invitational

March 4, 2011

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By Doug Richards

DADE CITY, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's golf team opened play at the USF Invitational at the Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club Friday, and the Knights are tied for ninth after 18 holes. UCF carded a 293 (+5) in the first round at the 21-team event.

Play at the three-day, three-round event will resume Saturday morning.

UCF freshman Greg Eason (Leicester City, England) recorded a 4-under 68 and is tied for fifth individually.

Middle Tennessee State is atop the team leaderboard at 14-under 274. North Texas is second at 280 (-8), followed by Villanova (283, -5).

A pair of Knights - junior Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) and sophomore Reid Martin (Mukilteo, Wash.) - are tied for 35th at 74 (+2). Junior Connor Arendell (Cape Coral, Fla.) is tied for 74th after posting a 77 (+5), and senior Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal) is tied for 84th (78, +6).

The tournament is serving as UCF's third event of the spring.

On Tuesday, the Knights finished fourth at one of the nation's premier events - the John Hayt Invitational in Ponte Vedra Beach. The tournament included several nationally-ranked squads.

Team Leaders
1. Middle Tennessee State 274 (-14)
2. North Texas 280 (-8)
3. Villanova 283 (-5)
4. Florida Gulf Coast 285 (-3)
T9. UCF 293 (+5)

UCF Golfers
T5. Greg Eason 68 (-4)
T35. Reid Martin 74 (+2)
Brad Schneider 74 (+2)
T74. Connor Arendell 77 (+5)
T84. Nuno Henriques 78 (+6)