UCF nets itself solid transfer in Arendell
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Central Florida lost its star from last year, Blayne Barber in arguably the highest profile transfer of this summer; Barber followed head coach Nick Clinard to Auburn, but will have to sit out the season. UCF recently got a pretty good transfer of its own, though.
Connor Arendell of Cape Coral, Fla., will debut in the Knights’ lineup for this weekend’s Wolf Run Intercollegiate. Arendell was No. 342 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings as a freshman at Louisville. Wolf Run will also be the first tournament for new UCF head coach Bryce Wallor.
Arendell had a good summer, advancing to the Round of 16 at this year’s U.S. Amateur. He tied for 32nd in stroke play thanks to a second-round 69 at Southern Hills, one of just four sub-par scores shot at that course by the 312-player field. He also finished fourth at the Dogwood Invitational and 18th at the Florida Amateur. Arendell has played in four consecutive U.S. Amateurs.
Arendell’s mop of platinum blond hair makes him resemble another South Floridian that went to Louisville, current PGA Tour player Derek Fathauer. Unlike Fathauer, Arendell is a Knight now.