Knights Make Big Move at C-USA Championship

April 25, 2011

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By Doug Richards

TEXARKANA, Ark. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's golf team recorded an impressive second round Monday at the Conference USA Championship, helping the Knights move to third with 18 holes to play at the Texarkana Country Club. The three-day, three-round tournament will conclude Tuesday.

On Monday, the Knights posted a 1-over 289. UCF entered the second round tied for eighth after posting a 5-over 293 Sunday. The Knights enter the third round with a two-round total of 582 (+6).

Tulsa leads the field at 577 (+1), followed by Memphis (580, +4). East Carolina is in fourth, two shots behind UCF at 8-over 584.

Three Knights shot even par Monday - freshman Greg Eason (Leicester City, England), junior Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) and freshman Kyle Wilshire (Georgetown, Ky.). Eason enters Tuesday tied for third at 3-under 141. Schneider (145, +1) began the day tied for 23rd, and moved to a tie for 13th. Wilshire (154, +10) is now tied for 43rd. He concluded the opening round tied for 54th.

UCF junior Connor Arendell (Cape Coral, Fla.) is tied for 25th at 148 (+4), and senior Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal) is tied for 31st (149, +5).

The Knights are seeking their third-straight C-USA Championship title. A year ago, Henriques, Arendell and Schneider all tied for second at the C-USA Championship in Sorrento, Fla. In total, four Knights recorded top-10 finishes.

Eason enters the final round just one stroke behind Jonathan Fly of Memphis and John Young Kim of Tulsa. The pair is tied for first at 140 (-4).

Team Leaders
1. Tulsa 289-288=577 (+1)
2. Memphis 281-299=580 (+4)
3. UCF 293-289=582 (+6)
4. East Carolina 289-295=584 (+8)

UCF Golfers
T3. Greg Eason 69-72=141 (-3)
T13. Brad Schneider 73-72=145 (+1)
T25. Connor Arendell 75-73=148 (+4)
T31. Nuno Henriques 76-73=149 (+5)
T43. Kyle Wilshire 82-72=154 (+10)