Men’s Golf Wraps Up Action at Big 12 Match Play Tournament

by Justin Wilson

HOCKLEY, Texas – The UCF men’s golf team wrapped up play in the Big 12 Match Play Tournament on Wednesday with a close loss against West Virginia, 2-1-2, as nearly each match was decided on the final hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks.

Freshman Gustav Andersson was dominant in his match against West Virginia’s Kaleb Wilson, earning a 4&3 win to give the Knights an early lead. Starting on the 17th hole, the match was tied after the seventh hole, but Andersson won holes eight through 11 to lead by four holes and clinched the win after the 13th hole.

Each of the remaining four matches came down to the wire with West Virginia claiming a pair of 1UP wins and two ending in a tie. Jackson Davenport led UCF’s Garret Ebbert by as many as four, but the freshman came storming back to narrow the deficit to one after winning holes 11, 12 and 13. Both fired the same score on No. 14 and 15 to give Davenport the win.

It was nearly the opposite in Hans Risvaer’s match against Carson Kammann, as Risvaer jumped out to a big lead, but Kammann fought back to have the match end in a tie. Kammann won the last two holes of the match to earn a tie against Risvaer.

Egor Eroshenko and WVU’s Todd Duncan were locked in a tight battle throughout their match, as neither led by more than three holes. Eroshenko held a one-hole lead going into the last hole, but Duncan won the final hole to have the match end in a tie.

Max Green gave West Virginia the deciding point with a 1UP win over Nicholas Estrada, as Green grabbed the lead after the 13th hole and didn’t relinquish it.

UCF returns to action this weekend at the Fallen Oak Collegiate Invitational in Biloxi, Mississippi, at the Fallen Oak Golf Club. Play will begin on Sunday and conclude on Tuesday with 18 holes each day.

West Virginia def. UCF, 2-1-2
Jackson Davenport (WVU) def. Garret Ebbert (UCF), 1UP
Carson Kammann (WVU) tied Hans Risvaer (UCF)
Gustav Andersson (UCF) def. Kaleb Wilson (WVU), 4&3
Todd Duncan (WVU) tied Egor Eroshenko (UCF)
Max Green (WVU) def. Nicholas Estrada (UCF), 1UP