No. 25 UCF Men's Golf Ready for the Adams Cup of Newport

Sept. 16, 2011

By Brandon Naidus

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com)-- After a first-place finish this past weekend at the Northern Intercollegiate, the No. 25 UCF men's golf team plays at the Adams Cup of Newport/Cleveland Golf Classic at the Newport National Golf Club and Carnegie Abbey Club this upcoming week. The field will play 36 holes Monday at the Newport National Golf Club. The final 18 holes will be played the following day at the Carnegie Abbey Club.

The 2011 Adams Cup field includes 19 teams from 12 different conferences. The field consists of Boston College, Brown, Bryant, Central Connecticut, Connecticut, Dartmouth, DePaul, Georgia, Hartford, Holy Cross, Nova Southeastern, Rhode Island, Rollins, Saint Joseph's, Temple, Texas Tech, UCF, Villanova and Yale. Rhode Island is hosting the tournament.

Playing in his first tournament of the season, junior Reid Martin (Mukilteo, Wash.) looks to repeat his fourth-overall finish from last year. Senior Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) is the only other Knight in the lineup that played in the tournament last year. Schneider finished tied for 21st. After tying for first in last weekend's Northern Intercollegiate, Schneider was named C-USA Golfer of the Week this past week.

Sophomores Kyle Wilshire (Georgetown, Ky.), Jose Joia (Lagoa, Portugal) and Ricardo Gouveia (Almancil, Portugal) will be playing in this tournament for the first time. After transferring from Lynn, Joia and Gouveia had strong showings in their Knights' debut last weekend, as both finished in the top 10.

Last season, UCF took first place at the Adams Cup by 18 shots. Sophomore Greg Eason (Leicester City, England) took first-place in the tournament and subsequently was named C-USA Golfer of the Week.

UCF head coach Bryce Wallor returns to Rhode Island after a long history with the program. Wallor was a student-athlete on the Rhode Island golf team from 1993-98. He helped the Rams qualify for the NCAA East Regionals four times. Wallor was a volunteer assistant coach with the Rams in 2002-03.