Men's Golf In 13th At Sun Trust Gator Invitational After Two Rounds


GO KNIGHTS Freshman David Palm turned in a pair of 74's on Saturday
GO KNIGHTS
Freshman David Palm turned in a pair of 74's on Saturday
GO KNIGHTS

Feb. 10, 2007

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF men's golf team sits in 13th place after two rounds of the Sun Trust Gator Invitational being played at the University Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla., this weekend. Each squad in the 14-team field played 36 holes on Saturday as the Golden Knights posted back-to-back rounds of 297 for a 594 (+34) total.

Wake Forest leads the event by one stroke over tournament host and No. 1 Florida. The Demon Deacons fired rounds of 280 and 288 to post a leading score of 568 (+8). The top four teams are only separated by four strokes entering the 18-hole final round on Sunday.

Florida junior Manuel Villegas holds a two-stroke lead in the individual standings after posting rounds of 67 and 68 for a five-under total of 135. The top Golden Knight performer was junior Giwon Suh (Orlando, Fla./Olympia), who opened the tournament with an even-par score of 70 before posting a 75 in his second 18 holes. Suh stands in a tie for 29th with a two-round total of 145.

Suh's 70 in the first round was the low round of the day for a Golden Knight. Freshman David Palm (Jacksonville, Fla./Bartram Trail) posted back-to-back rounds of 74 and is in a tie for 48th.

UCF concludes its spring season-opener on Sunday. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights, tickets or apparel, log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF athletics.

Team Leaderboard
Rank Team                    R1	R2	Total
1 	Wake Forest             280 	288 	568 (+8)
2 	Florida                 280 	289 	569 (+9)
3 	Georgia Southern        286 	284 	570 (+10)
4 	Florida State           284 	287 	571 (+11)
5 	Coastal Carolina        290 	284 	574 (+14)
6 	UAB                     287 	289 	576 (+16)
7 	Georgia State           292 	286 	578 (+18)
8 	Tulsa                   290 	290 	580 (+20)
9 	Ohio State              283 	300 	583 (+23)
10 	North Florida           293 	292 	585 (+25)
11 	Kentucky                295 	293 	588 (+28)
12 	LSU                     296 	295 	591 (+31)
13 	UCF                     297 	297 	594 (+34)
14 	Purdue                  299 	303 	602 (+42)

Individual Leaderboard Rank Player (Place) R1 R2 Total 1 Manuel Villegas, Florida 67 68 135 (-5) 2 Jonas Blixt, Florida State 70 67 137 (-3) T3 Zack Byrd, Coastal Carolina 71 67 138 (-2) T3 Bryan Jones, Georgia Southern 70 68 138 (-2) 5 Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest 71 68 139 (-1)

UCF Individual Statistics (Top four scores of each round count towards team score) Player (Place) R1 R2 Total Giwon Suh (T29) 70 75 145 (+5) David Palm (T48) 74 74 148 (+8) Kyle Davis (T54) 79 72 151 (+11) Greg Forest (T63) 76 76 152 (+12) Preston Brown (T66) 77 79 156 (+16)


 

 

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