UCF Earns NCAA Invite, Will Compete in California

May 7, 2012

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The No. 22 UCF men's golf team was rewarded for its impressive regular season Monday with an at-large invitation to the NCAA Regionals. The Knights, who will be competing in the regionals for the sixth-consecutive year, will play in the Stanford Regional in California.

The Knights will be making their third-straight regional appearance under head coach Bryce Wallor. Play at the three-day regional in Stanford, Calif., will begin May 17.

"We are very honored and excited to have received a spot in the regionals," UCF head coach Bryce Wallor said. "The university has provided us with so much support and we are running a first-class program. We have established ourselves as an NCAA Tournament team and we are ready to take the next step."

UCF is one of 13 squads that will compete in the Stanford Regional. Other teams playing at the Stanford Golf Course include host Stanford, California, San Diego State, LSU, Tennessee and Oregon State. The Knights will be looking to advance to the NCAA Championship, which is set for May 29-June 3 in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

UCF's successful 2011-12 campaign has included three tournament titles and seven total top-three team finishes. The Knights have spent the entire campaign in the top-25 nationally and were ranked as high as No. 6.

Wallor's team has received solid contributions from several golfers this year, including Conference USA Newcomer of the Year Ricardo Gouveia, All-C-USA First Team pick Brad Schneider and All-C-USA Second Team selections Greg Eason and Jose Joia. In late April, Eason claimed medalist honors at the C-USA Championship.

The trip to the regionals will serve as the 15th postseason appearance in program history.