A Look Back at a Successful 2010-11 Season

July 30, 2011

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The 2010-11 campaign was filled with success for the UCF men's golf team. During head coach Bryce Wallor's second season at UCF, the Knights won three tournament titles, including the program's third-straight Conference USA Championship, and participated in the NCAA Regionals.

The Knights concluded the year ranked 33rd nationally in the Golfstat NCAA Head-to-Head Standings and 35th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

Team Highlights
? For the third-consecutive year, UCF won the Conference USA Championship title. The Knights finished the 11-team event in Texarkana, Ark., at 862 (-2), two shots ahead of second-place Memphis. The Knights posted an impressive comeback to win the championship as the team was tied for eighth after 18 holes. UCF was led by Greg Eason, who placed second at 6-under 210. He was joined in the top 10 by Brad Schneider, who concluded the tournament at 1-under 215.
? The Knights earned the No. 6 seed at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Ocala, Fla. UCF played in the regionals for the fifth-consecutive year.
? UCF competed in seven events during the spring, and recorded five top-five team finishes. In March, the Knights took the team title at the UCF Rio Pinar Invitational in Orlando. The home tournament victory was the fourth in a row for the Knights, who finished at 841 (-23).
? UCF also recorded a pair of top-five finishes in the fall, highlighted by the title at the Adams Cup of Newport in Rhode Island in September. Led by a first-place finish from Greg Eason, UCF concluded the 17-team tournament at 868 (+4), 18 shots ahead of second-place West Florida.

Individual Highlights
Nuno Henriques
? Played in 10 tournaments, and recorded five top-20 finishes
? Tied for seventh t 4-under 212 at the UCF Rio Pinar Invitational
? At the Prestige at PGA West, tied for 11th with an even 216
? Tied for fourth at the Adams Cup of Newport at 219 (-3)

Connor Arendell
? Selected to the PING All-Southeast Region Team
? Earned a spot on the All-Conference USA First Team
? Appeared in all 11 events
? Recorded a 72.6 stroke average and registered four top-10 finishes
? Claimed medalist honors at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate, concluding the event at 5-under 208

Brad Schneider
? Appeared in all 11 of the team's tournaments
? Recorded a 73.9 stroke average and posted three top-20 finishes
? Tied for seventh at the Conference USA Championship at 1-under 215
? Tied for sixth at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate (217, +4)

Reid Martin
? Played in six events during the campaign
? Tied for fourth at the Adams Cup of Newport
? Recorded a 219 (+3) at the tournament

Greg Eason
? Selected as the Conference USA Freshman of the Year, and was also named to the All-C-USA Second Team and the league's all-freshman squad
? Played in all 11 events, recording seven top-10 finishes
? Led the team with a 72.2 stroke average
? Finished second at the C-USA Championship (6-under 210) and second at the USF Invitational (9-under 207)
? Claimed medalist honors at the Adams Cup of Newport at 2-under 214

Hojin Kang
? Played in three events
? Made collegiate debut at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate

Kyle Wilshire
? Played in four events, including the NCAA Regionals
? Competed at the Conference USA Championship
? Tied for 18th at the Rio Pinar Invitational, recording a 216 (E)
? Made collegiate debut at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate

Academic Highlights
? Five Knights, including Nuno Henriques, Hojin Kang, Brad Schneider and Kyle Wilshire, earned Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll status with at least a 3.0 grade point average during the year.