Men's Golf Seeking Third-Straight C-USA Title

April 23, 2011

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By Andrea Ciotti

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF will go for a three-peat starting this weekend in Texarkana, Ark., at the 2011 Conference USA Men's Golf Championship. This three-day, three-round tournament begins play on Sunday at the Texarkana Country Club.

The winner will gain the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals.

The Knights are currently ranked 33rd in the Golfweek/Sagarin national poll and will face a field of 10 competitors from C-USA, three of which are ranked with UCF in the top-75 nationally. East Carolina (34), Tulsa (54) and Memphis (64) all have prominent spots in the polls.

Seeking the third-straight C-USA championship for UCF are senior Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal), juniors Connor Arendell (Cape Coral, Fla.) and Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.), and freshmen Greg Eason (Leicester City, England) and Kyle Wilshire (Georgetown, Ky.)

In only their first year at UCF, Eason and Wilshire have had a strong impact to the success of the team. Wilshire finished in the top-20 at the Rio Pinar Invitational, leading the Knights to a team title earlier this year. Eason has competed in every event this season and earned C-USA Player of the Week honors three times.

Henriques, Arendell and Schneider tied for second at the 2010 C-USA Championship in Sorrento, Fla., leading UCF to a first-place finish. Following the championship the Knights headed to Santee, Calif., where they finished sixth among a field of 13 teams at the NCAA Regionals.

Live statistics for the championship will be available at Golfstat.com.