Golf: UCF Captures Team Title
The UCF men’s golf team put together the best round of the day at the Northern Intercollegiate at Rich Harvest Farms. That super Sunday was good enough to vault the Knights all the way to the team title at the event after starting the final round in fourth place.
UCF put together a 283 (-5) on the final day of action at its season-opening event to finish with a total team score of 866 (+2). That was one stroke better than Virginia, which posted an 867 (+3) to take runner-up honors. UCF also vaulted over Houston, which led the first two rounds but finished third with a +5 score of 869. In all, the Knights bested 14 other squads.
Individually, Greg Eason made the biggest move for the Knights and helped lead the charge up the team leaderboard as well. Eason was tied for 47th with a 5-over 77 in the first round. The 2012-13 All-America performer’s first-round total didn’t even count in the Knights’ team score. But his Saturday and Sunday scores of 68 and 67, respectively helped the UCF final tally. They also vaulted him all the way into the runner-up position by the end of the event. His 212 (-4) final tally was just one stroke off the pace set by Roman Robiedo of Houston, who took medalist honors with a 211 (-5).
Ricardo Gouveia finished the tournament 1-under and in seventh place for UCF after putting up a +1 score of 73 in the final round. Kyle Wilshire rebounded in a big way in Sunday’s third round, posting a 70 (-2) after back-to-back rounds of 76. He finished tied for 22nd at 222 (+6). Meanwhile, freshman Ryan Stovash carded a 73 (+1) Sunday to finish at 223 (+7) and tied for 24th. Linus Vaisanen rounded out the team scoring for the Knights with a 76 (+4) on Sunday. He wrapped up play tied for 29th at 224 (+8).
Freshman Federico Zuchetti took part as an individual for UCF. He finished tied for 22nd. He put together a 1-under 71 on Sunday to finish the tournament at 222 (+6).
This is the second victory in the last three years for UCF at the Northern Intercollegiate. The Knights also took the team title in 2011.
UCF is back in action again Sept. 16-17 at the Adams Cup in Newport, R.I. The Knights have won that tournament in each of the past three years.
- UCF 290-293-283=866 (+2)
- Virgina 289-291-287=867 (+3)
- Houston 279-293-297=869 (+5)
- Liberty 281-296-294=871 (+7)
- Kentucky 286-303-294=883 (+19)
- 2. Greg Eason 77-68-67=212 (-4)
- 7. Ricardo Gouveia 68-74-73=215 (-1)
- T22. Federico Zuchetti* 74-77-71=222 (+6)
- T22. Kyle Wilshire 76-76-70=222 (+6)
- T24. Ryan Stovash 73-77-73=223 (+7)
- T29. Linus Vaisanen 73-76-76=224 (+8)