April 27, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Doug Richards
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The season is far from over for the UCF men's golf team. The Knights, who are ranked 21st nationally, should earn another invitation to the NCAA Regionals in late May, where head coach Bryce Wallor feels his squad can make some noise.
"We certainly feel like we belong in the national championship," Wallor said. "We have a talented group. We just need to limit our mistakes here and there. I feel like we can play with anyone in the country."
The Knights are coming off of an impressive second-place showing at the Conference USA Championship. UCF had a slow start, but thanks to strong play from individual champion Greg Eason, recovered to nearly take its fourth-consecutive league title. After the opening round in Texarkana, Ark., the Knights were in fourth place, eight shots behind first-place Memphis. UCF recovered and finished the tournament just two strokes away from first.
The manner in which the Knights finished the league championship should help the squad as it prepares for regional play.
"We had a good event. We will take a lot of confidence from this week and try to perform our best at regionals. It would have been great to win, but it was nice to make it interesting," Eason said.
Eason is certainly performing his best at the end of the year. He was hobbled by an injury in the fall, but is now exceling. In claiming medalist honors at the C-USA Championship, Eason carded an 8-under 208. Wallor spent ample time with Eason at the event, and the sophomore was glad that he could reward his coach with a strong performance.
"It is nice to come together. It is nice for the coaches. They have been working so hard. It is nice to give them something back at the end of the year," Eason said.