Knights prevail at USF Invitational
Thursday, March 8, 2012
DADE CITY, Fla. – The Central Florida men’s team came close to a huge victory last week at the John Hayt Invitational before succumbing by four shots to Southeastern Conference member Arkansas, a top-10 team. UCF rebounded quite well Tuesday, holding off SEC foe Georgia for a wire-to-wire win at the USF Invitational.
The Knights, No. 19 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, shot consistent rounds of 284-285-285 to finish at 10-under 854, six shots ahead of the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club. It was UCF’s third title of the season and its third consecutive top-4 finish of the spring. The Knights won the Northern Invitational and the Adams Cup of Newport in the fall.
Kentucky finished third at 4-over 868, followed by host South Florida (874) and North Carolina (876).
Brad Schneider led UCF with a 4-under 212, good for third place individually. He was joined in the top 15 by teammates Jose Joia (T-5) and Ricardo Gouveia (T-12).
Louisville’s Justin Dorward and Arkansas State’s Chris Pledger shared medalist honors at 5-under 211.