No. 24 Men's Golf Fifth After Two Rounds of SunTrust Gator Invitational


GO KNIGHTS Simon Ward is tied for seventh after two rounds in Gainesville.
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Simon Ward is tied for seventh after two rounds in Gainesville.
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Feb. 14, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Led by a two-under-par showing by Simon Ward (County Monagahn, Ireland), the No. 24 UCF men's golf team stands in fifth place out of 14 competing schools following the first two rounds of competition at the SunTrust Gator Invitational at the par-70 Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.

As a team, UCF fired a 566 (+6) over Saturday's opening two rounds of play. No. 15 Florida is presently in first place on its home course with a 545 (-15). The tournament includes 10 squads ranked in the top 50 of the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings.

Ward paced the Knights by firing a 68 and a 70 to tie for seventh overall at 138 (-2). Blayne Barber (Lake City, Fla.) was second for UCF and 24th overall with a 142 (+2). Jed Dirksen (Hampton, Iowa) carded a 143 (+3) to tie for 30th overall, Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) was 42nd overall with his 145 (+5) while David Johnson (Palm Bay, Fla.) rounded out the Knights finishers on Saturday with a 146 (+6). Competing as an individual, Mike Stern (Miami, Fla.) matched Johnson's 146.

Play at the three-round event at the Mark Bostick Golf Course will conclude Sunday.

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PL. TEAM RND1 RND2 RND3 TOTAL +/-
1. Florida 269 276 545 -15
2. Ole Miss 274 281 555 -5
3. Duke 279 284 563 +3
4. Coastal Carolina 279 286 565 +5
5. UCF 281 285 566 +6

 

 

PL. PLAYER RND1 RND2 RND3 TOTAL +/-
T7. Simon Ward 68 70 138 -2
T24. Blayne Barber 71 71 142 +2
T30. Jed Dirksen 70 73 143 +3
T42. Brad Schneider 74 71 145 +5
T49. David Johnson 72 74 146 +6
IND. Mike Stern 70 76 146 +6
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