Aug 12, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Andy Seeley
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – Two UCF senior golfers are in good shape after one round at the U.S. Amateur Championship, which began Monday and runs through Sunday, at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.
Ricardo Gouveia carded a 2-under 68 Monday and is in a five-way tie for seventh place. He is just three strokes off the lead. Meanwhile, Greg Eason fired an even-par 70 and is tied for 19th place with one round of stroke play remaining.
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. 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.
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.