Two Knights Taking Part in U.S. Amateur

GO KNIGHTS Ricardo Gouveia
Ricardo Gouveia

Aug. 9, 2013

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By Andy Seeley

ORLANDO, Fla. ( – Two UCF Knights will be taking part in the U.S. Amateur Championship, which begins Monday and runs through August 18, at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

UCF seniors Ricardo Gouveia and Greg Eason will each be taking part in the prestigious event.

Gouveia reached the quarterfinals of the match play portion of the 2012 U.S. Amateur and therefore received an exemption into this year’s tournament. The native of Portugal is slated to tee off at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Eason received an exemption to this year’s United States Amateur based on his World Amateur Golf Ranking. He is currently rated No. 34 among the world’s top amateur golfers. Eason, an All-America performer for UCF last season, finished tied for eighth at the NCAA Championship back in May. He is slated to take the course at 8:50 a.m. Monday.

In the U.S. Amateur, there are two days of stroke play qualifying to determine the 64 players who will advance to match play. From there, players are seeded according to their stroke play finish and the match-play bracket is determined.

The UCF men’s golf team opens its 2013-14 season Sept. 6-8 at the Northern Intercollegiate in Sugar Grove, Ill.



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