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Eason's strong play for UCF peaks at right time

Greg Eason's strong play has peaked at the right time. Over the last three tournaments, he hasn't finished outside the top 10.
Greg Eason's strong play has peaked at the right time. Over the last three tournaments, he hasn't finished outside the top 10. ( Getty Images )

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Central Florida senior Greg Eason hasn’t been working specifically on his golf game. Instead, he's focusing on playing the game smarter.

“Avoiding bogeys, being more conservative, things like that,” said Eason, of Leicester City, England, and winner of two college tournaments this season.

It was this time last year he began his strong play, too. Over his last six tournaments during the 2012-13 season, Eason had six top-10 finishes, including the Knights first-ever NCAA Regional individual title in Tempe, Ariz.

This season, Eason has eight top 10s in nine events. He has three tournaments left. In his last three events, his finishes were T-10, second and first. For those counting at home, that's 16 top-10 finishes in 17 events over the last year.

Coincidence? Eason says no, just luck.

“The more I play, the better I get on,” Eason said. “It’s nice to be able to do it at this time of year.”

Eason doesn’t believe in setting goals, but he still aspires to contend in his remaining tournaments as a Knight – the American Athletic Conference Championship, and then possibly an NCAA Regional and the NCAA Championship.

He continued his strong play this week in Beaumont, Calif., site of the PGA Tour Canada Q-School.

If this week goes well – he's currently first through two rounds – he’ll play PGA Tour Canada over the summer and then hopefully earn his way onto the Web.com Tour in the fall.

As of now, he has no plans of going back to Europe to play and that mostly has to do with the weather over in England.

First things first, though, he wants to finish off his career as a Knight.