Knights Show Improvement in California

Oct. 10, 2011

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By Doug Richards

LA QUINTA, Calif. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's golf team posted a solid second round Monday to move up at The Prestige at PGA WEST at the Greg Norman Course. The Knights carded a 2-under 286 to jump from 15th to 12th at the challenging tournament.

The event features five of the top-30 ranked teams in the country, including the No. 6 Knights. Through 36 holes, UCF sits at 583 (+7). The Knights recorded a 297 (+9) to open the event Sunday.

Four of UCF's five golfers lowered their scores Monday. The tournament will conclude Tuesday with 18 holes.

No. 2 Oregon is first at 552 (-24), followed by Washington (557, -19). San Diego State is third at 18-under 558. Top-ranked Stanford will enter the final round fourth at 562 (-14).

The event is the third of four tournaments for the Knights this fall.

After entering the day tied for 28th, UCF sophomore Kyle Wilshire (Georgetown, Ky.) carded a 69 (-3) to move to a tie for 17th (141, -3). Fellow sophomore Ricardo Gouveia (Almancil, Portugal) moved from 49th to a tie for 35th at 144 (E). He posted a 2-under 70 Monday.

Sophomore Jose Joia (Lagoa, Portugal) is tied for 55th at 148 (+4), and senior Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) is tied for 67th (150, +6).

UCF competed in La Quinta a year ago, but Schneider is the lone Knight making a return appearance.

Team Leaders
1. Oregon 279-273=552 (-24)
2. Washington 280-277=557 (-19)
3. San Diego State 284-274=558 (-18)
4. Stanford 280-282=562 (-14)
12. UCF 297-286=583 (+7)

UCF Golfers
T17. Kyle Wilshire 72-69=141 (-3)
T35. Ricardo Gouveia 74-70=144 (E)
T55. Jose Joia 75-73=148 (+4)
T67. Brad Schneider 76-74=150 (+6)
83. Hojin Kang 78-81=159 (+15)