UCF Men's Golf Yearbook
The 2009-10 UCF Men's Golf Yearbook
� Unlimited access to the UCF Practice Facility, one of the country's top training venues. � Practice facility features hitting bays with state-of-the-art video system. � Annually competes against the top golf programs in the nation. � Alumni in the PGA TOUR. � The nation's third-largest university, providing opportunities for hundreds of academic fields. � Dedication to academic success for student-athletes. � Brand-new student housing located in the center of a growing athletics village. � Access to one of the world's most vibrant cities. ONE OF THE NATION'S BEST PROGRAMS UCF PRACTICE FACILITY Members of the UCF men's golf team have the opportunity to enhance their games close to campus at the UCF Practice Facility. Located at the Twin Rivers Golf Club in nearby Oviedo, the facility was opened to the Knights in 2007. Construction on the 2,880-square foot teaching building at the location concluded in 2009. The building features hitting bays and a state-of-the-art video system to analyze each player's swing. Also, the structure houses a player's lounge and offices for the UCF coaching staff. The facility is used exclusively by the men's and women's golf programs. The practice facility includes a six-acre short-game area, in addition to a driving range. The short-game area has a pair of putting greens and target greens. The area was designed and constructed by McCumber Golf, which was founded by former PGA TOUR player Mark McCumber. Twin Rivers is managed by The Golf Group, an Orlando-based company that operates six courses in the area. HITTING BAYS The practice facility includes two state-of-the-art hitting bays. Each hitting bay features digital video analysis that helps evaluate each Knights' swing. LOUNGE AREA The lounge features comfortable couches and chairs as well as a flat-screen TV, perfect for relaxing in before or after practice or sitting down for lunch. ROBERT DAMRON KNIGHTS IN THE PROS UCF has a proven track record of producing future professionals. Several former Knights are currently playing on the professional level including on the PGA TOUR. Cliff Kresge (1988-90) A successful player on the Nationwide Tour, Kresge has also shined on the PGA TOUR. He earned All-America honors as a senior for the Knights and led the squad to an appearance at the NCAA Championship in 1990. While at UCF, Kresge won a pair of tournaments. He has won four events on the Nationwide Tour. Kresge opened the 2007 PGA TOUR campaign by finishing tied for sixth at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. In 2008, he finished third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and fifth at the Verizon Heritage. He finished 10th at the 2009 FBR open. Ben Leong (2004-06) A native of Malaysia, Leong is currently competing on the Asian Tour. While in Orlando, Leong helped the Knights to the NCAA East Regional in 2005. That year, he garnered a spot on the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team. During his first year as a professional, Leong posted a victory at the 2007 Asian Tour Qualifying School. Several other Knights have played professionally, including Fred Brown (1999-01), Stephen Davis (2000-02), Jhared Hack (2008), Matt LeConche (1999-04) Sonny Nimkhum (2002-06) and Barry Roof (2002-04). ROBERT DAMRON (1991-94) The winner of the 2001 Byron Nelson Classic, Damron has spent 10 years playing on the PGA TOUR. A three-time All-America selection with the Knights, Damron is a member of the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame. He led UCF to the NCAA East Regionals twice and also guided the Knights to a trip to the NCAA Championship. He won five tournament titles while at UCF. He has more than $6 million in career PGA TOUR earnings. In 2003, he tied for 20th at the U.S. Open. ANDREAS HOEGBERG (2001-05) The former UCF standout is active on the European Tour. During his time in Orlando, Hoegberg played in a pair of NCAA Regionals and claimed the 2005 Atlantic Sun Championship title. A native of Sweden, he made his tour debut in 2008 at the Scottish Challenge. ISLEWORTH COUNTRY CLUB WHERE THE KNIGHTS PLAY The UCF men's golf team utilizes several courses in the Orlando area for practice and playing. Head coach Bryce Wallor's Knights have access to some of the top country clubs in the region. UCF has memberships at the Rio Pinar Country Club, North Shore Golf Club, Stonybrook East Golf Club and the Twin Rivers Golf Club, giving the Knights unlimited access to the courses. Twin Rivers is the home to the UCF Practice Facility, which opened in September 2007. The Knights also enjoying playing privileges at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club and the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Lake Nona is the home to some of the world's top golfers, including Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Annika Sorenstam. PREMIERE COURSES The site of the annual Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, the Isleworth Country Club is one of the finest courses in the state. The Knights have access to play at Isleworth several times per year. The country club is the home of some of the best players in the world, including Tiger Woods, Mark O'Meara and Stuart Appleby. The Rio Pinar Country Club is the primary home course for the Knights. The course previously served as the host site for the PGA TOUR's Citrus Open. The country club is the home of the Rio Pinar Invitational. Rio Pinar Country Club FACING THE BEST Each year, UCF plays one of the nation's top schedules. The Knights annually travel across the country, participating in premier event after premier event. The 2009-10 campaign includes play at some of the top courses in the United States, including the Club at PGA WEST Stadium Course in California, the Isleworth Golf and Country Club in nearby Windermere and the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. In the last two years, UCF has traveled to compete in 11 different states, including California, Illinois, Texas and Washington. A BIG-TIME EVENT Since the tournament's inception in 2004, the Knights have participated each year at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in nearby Windermere. The event always includes some of the top squads in the country. In 2009, the field included seven of the top-10 teams in the nation. Participants included Arizona State, Georgia, Oklahoma State and Stanford. REFLECTION POND UCF - THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME UCF is the university that seeks opportunities, creates opportunities and brings them to fruition. The school's culture of opportunity is driven by the diverse people it attracts, its Orlando environment, its history of entrepreneurship, and its youth, relevance and energy. Located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, UCF is among the fastest-growing research universities in the country. UCF offers degrees through its 12 colleges: College of Arts and Humanities College of Business Administration College of Education College of Engineering and Computer Science College of Graduate Studies College of Health and Public Affairs College of Medicine College of Nursing College of Optics and Photonics College of Sciences Rosen College of Hospitality Management The Burnett Honors College UCF RECREATION & WELLNESS CENTER One of Florida's 11 public universities, UCF opened its doors to students in 1968. The school has grown quickly and UCF now offers almost 200 bachelor's and master's degrees and 29 doctoral programs. UCF began offering a doctor of medicine degree program in 2009. The M.D. Program enrolled an initial class of 41 students and will eventually produce about 120 medical graduates each year. FORGING AHEAD With a total enrollment of 53,537, UCF has the thirdlargest student population in the country and has become a prominent player in undergraduate education nationwide offering innovative corporate partnerships, world-renowned faculty, and cutting-edge technology and undergraduate research opportunities. UCF STUDENT UNION UCF - THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME We have a talented and unique student body. UCF has a diverse student body, with students coming from 63 Florida counties, 50 states and 142 countries. University Profile Student Population: 53,537 Undergraduate Enrollment: 45,301 Graduate: 8,195 Student/Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1 We have connections. Internationally known companies such as Disney, Universal, Google, Marriott, Anheuser-Busch and many others recruit on the campus regularly and are partners with the university. We'll help you land a job. Our career services professionals help students gain practical work knowledge during their collegiate experience at schools, hospitals, hightech companies, local municipalities and in the entertainment industry. Students typically enjoy success in landing employment thanks to their due diligence, their preparation at UCF and the university's fine reputation among employers. CHARGING KNIGHT Don Reynolds' statue, "The Charging Knight," at the Insurance Office of America Plaza outside Bright House Networks Stadium, symbolizes UCF's excellence in academics, partnerships and athletics. UCF LEISURE POOL CAMPUS LIFE CF's 1,415-acre campus provides a safe, serene setting for learning with 600 acres of natural lakes and woodlands. At UCF, there is always something to do. Students attend Division I athletics events, concerts and shows at the UCF Arena and are offered a wide array of cultural events and opportunities. Personal development programs and activities in a broad range of educational, recreational and social-awareness topics allow students a chance to expand their understanding of the world. Among the items available to all students are an 85,000-square foot recreational fitness center, a 181,000-gallon outdoor recreational pool and nine sandy beach volleyball courts. UCF's exciting campus includes a variety of on-campus residential communities, and the addition of new housing, a new alumni center and a full-service medical clinic provides expanded opportunities for activities. U SPIRIT SPLASH UCF's Spirit Splash is one of the most unique Homecoming events in the nation. Once a year, thousands of students gather in the Reflection Pond at the center of campus for a pep rally and concert. DR. JOHN C. HITT � PRESIDENT John C. Hitt became the fourth president of the University of Central Florida on March 1, 1992, after nineteen years of administrative experience and a distinguished academic career. A native of Houston, Texas, he graduated cum laude in 1962 from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, earning a B.A. degree in psychology. He completed his M.S. degree in 1964 and his Ph.D. degree two years later, both in physiological psychology at Tulane University. His graduate study was supported by fellowships from the Danforth Foundation and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Hitt served as an assistant professor of psychology at Tulane before moving to Texas Christian University as an associate professor of psychology in 1969. Three years later, he became associate dean of the university. In 1974, he was appointed vice president of the Texas Christian University Research Foundation and was named dean of the graduate school in 1975. In 1977, Dr. Hitt left Texas Christian University to become provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of psychology at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. In 1987, he moved to the University of Maine as vice president for academic affairs and professor of psychology. In 1991, Dr. Hitt was named Maine's interim president. FIVE GOALS Early in his tenure, President Hitt outlined the following five major goals for UCF: � offer the best undergraduate education in Florida � achieve international prominence in key programs of graduate study and research � provide an international focus to the curricula and research programs � become more inclusive and diverse � become America's leading partnership university Under President Hitt 's leadership, enrollment at UCF has more than doubled, the number of doctoral degrees awarded each year has increased sevenfold, and research funding has increased from $6.2 million to $121 million a year. President Hitt has conferred more than 130,000 degrees during his presidency. One of President Hitt 's greatest achievements occurred when the Florida Board of Governors approved the UCF College of Medicine, and the Lake Nona Medical City was founded. This multi-billion dollar development includes new facilities for medical education, hospital care, and biomedical research. The Lake Nona Medical City will be a principal driver of the central Florida economy for decades to come. President Hitt 's current civic service includes membership on the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission Fundraising Campaign leadership cabinet and the MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando's Council of Governors. He serves on the boards of the American Heart Association, Central Florida Partnership, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, SunTrust N.A., and United Arts. President Hitt is a member of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment Leadership Circle. He is also a member, vice-chair, and chair-elect of the Conference USA Board of Directors. President Hitt is two-term past-chair of the State University Presidents Association, a member of the Florida Council of 100, and founder of the Florida High-Tech Corridor Council. He is a two-term past-president of the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities. He chaired the Governor's Select Task Force on Healthcare Professional Liability Insurance and was a member of the Florida Distance Learning Task Force. He was a member of the Orange County Chairman's Transportation Commission, and in 2008, he co-chaired the Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force. President Hitt is a former member of the boards of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, EDUCAUSE, Orlando Health, and the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a former member of the NCAA President's Commission and the former Chair of Board of the Atlantic Sun Athletics Conference. In recent years, the Central Florida community has honored President Hitt with a number of prestigious awards. He was the recipient of the 2008 Junior Achievement Spirit of Achievement Award. He has been listed for a number of years among the Orlando Sentinel's 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida and Orlando Magazine's 50 Most Powerful People. He received the Seminole Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement award in 2007. In 2006, he received the Orlando Business Journal's first-ever Legacy Award, and in 2005 he was named the Orlando Sentinel's Central Floridian of the Year. In 2002, he received the James B. Greene award from the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission; in 1999, he was awarded the Tree of Life from the Jewish National Fund and the Jack Halloway Star of Gratitude from United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida; and in 1998, he earned the John Young Award from the Greater Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. President Hitt is an avid fisherman and golfer. He has been married to the former Martha Halsted for 47 years, and they have two children and two grandchildren. KEITH R. TRIBBLE � DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS The thread that has bridged together nearly three decades working in and around the collegiate community has been Keith Tribble's history of building programs with strong foundations and dynamic structure. Since his start as Director of Athletics and Executive Vice President for the University of Central Florida Athletics Association on June 6, 2006, Tribble has quickly taken hold of the program's blueprints and promised to lead with a principle that everyone associated with the program will also share - to "finish." Keith Tribble is committed to the concept of the well-rounded studentathlete, emphasizing the importance of their academic prowess off the field as well as championship results on. COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE In addition, the other focal point of his concentration is the oversight of the construction, expansion and completion of the noted UCF Athletics Facilities Master Plan. When finished, the plan will touch all areas of the student-athletes' wellbeing, including residential housing, academic and mentoring support facilities and state-of-the-art performance venues where UCF fans and supporters can cheer on the Knights. To date, Tribble has overseen $150 million in new construction and improvements to UCF athletic facilities since his arrival. Through a renewed commitment, Tribble has been most proud of the record academic achievement of the UCF student-athletes during his time in Orlando. The Knights, for the third-straight year in 2008-09, placed the highest number of student-athletes on the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll with 224 representatives maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average or better. Much of UCF Athletics went from transitioning into Conference USA to competing for its titles in just a few short years. The football program has played for two C-USA titles since 2005, winning the championship and coveted AutoZone Liberty Bowl berth in 2007. In 2007-08, other programs such as women's soccer and softball, and members of women's track and field, claimed C-USA titles. In 2008-09, men's golf reigned over the league, in addition to a big Conference USA Tournament championship from women's basketball. Over half of the programs have competed in NCAA postseason tournaments the past three years. Successful student-athletes start with top-notch coaching and at UCF the commitment to coaching excellence has been evident. Among Tribble's transactions so far has been the renewal of several successful veteran coaches, including Amanda Cromwell (women's soccer), Renee Luers-Gillispie (softball), George O'Leary (football) and Kirk Speraw (men's basketball). Additionally, Tribble was instrumental in the hiring of several new head coaches, including Bryan Cunningham (men's soccer), Todd Dagenais (women's volleyball), Becky Frost (women's rowing), Stephanie Nickitas (women's tennis), Terry Rooney (baseball), Caryl Smith-Gilbert (women's track and field/cross country), Bryce Wallor (men's golf) and Joi Williams (women's basketball). Tribble attended the University of Florida where he played offensive guard for three bowl teams. He graduated in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in journalism (public relations and marketing). Tribble and his wife, Terri, have a daughter, Carlyn, and a son, Kyle. Jeff Ulmer David Chambers David Hansen SENIOR ADMINISTRATION Jessica Reo ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE In addition to excelling on the course, men's golfers at UCF are also succeeding in the classroom. Last year, six members of the team were named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. UCF student-athletes are supported by a nine-person professional staff of advisors and program coordinators from the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA). The ASSA mission is to support student-athletes' academic development while exceeding satisfactory progress toward their degrees. ASSA advisors coordinate tutoring, mentoring, study sessions, and priority class registration for all current student-athletes and assist new Knights through the recruitment process. UCF student-athletes receive specific academic and athletic information at orientation as well as study skills and time management instruction throughout the year. More than 50 computers are available for student-athlete's use anytime during the academic year. During the 2008-09 academic year, UCF placed a league-record 224 student-athletes on the conference academic honor roll. MAKING THE LIST In the last two years, 11 different UCF men's golfers have been named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll. Simon Ward was one of the Knights recognized in 2008-09. HITTING THE BOOKS The men's golf team was recognized in 2008-09 for having the top grade point average of any men's program at UCF. The team was honored for its accomplishments in the classroom during UCF's annual all-sports banquet at the UCF Arena. TOWERS AT KNIGHTS PLAZA Numerous UCF student-athletes reside on campus at the Towers at Knights Plaza, modern apartment-style dormitories on the north side of campus which allow student-athletes to live within close proximity to UCF's athletics facilities. The apartments feature common kitchen and living room areas as well as four single bedrooms with full-size beds. Each bedroom includes high-speed Internet access, cable television and local phone service. The Towers at Knights Plaza feature 100,000-square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Tenants include Barnes & Noble bookstore, Subway and Knightro's cafeteria, where UCF student-athletes dine. The apartments are located near the majority of the athletics facilities, including Bright House Networks Stadium, the UCF Arena, The Venue at UCF, Jay Bergman Field, the UCF Softball Complex and the UCF Track and Field and Soccer Complex. The Towers at Knights Plaza are also in close proximity to the Wayne Densch Sports Center and Nicholson Fieldhouse. APARTMENT-STYLE LIVING The apartments in the Towers at Knights Plaza feature common kitchen and living room areas as well as four single bedrooms with full-size beds. SHOPPING CONVENIENCE Students living in the Towers can dine and shop at establishments like Tailgaters Smoked-Grill Restaurant, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Knightro's Cafeteria, Red Brick Oven Pizza, Jimmy John's, Subway and Papa John's. WELCOME TO ORLANDO UCF students have easy access to one of the world's most vibrant cities � Orlando. Looking for theme parks, attractions, museums, world-class shopping, great restaurants, golf courses, jogging trails and nature preserves? You can find it all here in Orlando. Orlando is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. In 2007, 48.8 million visitors traveled to the region. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando and Sea World are just a short drive away from the UCF campus. The Kennedy Space Center, state parks and sandy beaches off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean are also all nearby. With top-notch events occurring year round, Orlando is a premier destination for sports fans. The Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association brought excitement to the city last season with a tremendous run to the NBA Finals. The area is also the home of several professional golf tournaments, including the PGA TOUR Children's Miracle Classic. CONFERENCE USA The Knights are a member of Conference USA, a league that features 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. The conference's footprint is concentrated with 12 members in nine states and a combined area population of nearly 17 million. Along with the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC, C-USA is one of the seven conferences having significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. C-USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation's top conferences. The league's charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. C-USA began a new chapter in 2005 when its current membership came together to form the new look of the league. MEN'S GOLF BRYCE WALLOR Head Coach � First Year � Rhode Island, 1998 Bryce Wallor was named UCF's head coach on July 23, 2009. He joined the program after five successful seasons as an assistant coach at Tennessee. During his time with the Volunteers, Wallor helped the program make five trips to the NCAA Regionals, with the squad advancing to the NCAA Championship on three occasions. In 2009, the Vols placed second at the NCAA Northeast Regional and then finished 12th at the NCAA Championship. In July 2008, Wallor was promoted to Tennessee's director of instruction/player development by head coach Jim Kelson. Tennessee claimed eight tournament championships during Wallor's tenure, including the Southeastern Conference title in 2007. In 2008-09, the Vols recorded five top-three finishes. The team concluded the year ranked 11th in the Golfstat NCAA Head-to-Head Standings. A pair of Tennessee golfers - David Holmes and Chris Paisley - earned PING All-America honors. Wallor mentored five All-America golfers at Tennessee. PERSONAL � Name: Bryce Wallor � Hometown: Cranston, R.I. After the 2007-08 campaign, he was selected as a finalist for the Jan Strickland Award, which is presented to the top assistant coach in the nation by the Golf Coaches Association of America. In 2009, Wallor was a semifinalist for the award. From 2000-02, Wallor served as the head coach at Connecticut, where he helped the Huskies improve 47 spots in the national polls. He also worked as an assistant coach at Davidson from 1999-00. Before starting his coaching career, Wallor was the director of golf instruction at the Narragansett Country Club in Narragansett, R.I., and the Highland Ridge Golf Center in Mansfield, Conn. Additionally, he served as the teaching professional at the Dana Radar Golf Institute in Charlotte, N.C., and as an assistant professional at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando. Wallor also spent time as a sales representative for the Golfers' Warehouse in Cranston, R.I. Wallor was a student-athlete at Rhode Island from 1993-98, helping the Rams qualify for the NCAA East Regionals four times. He was team captain as a senior and took medalist honors at the 1997 Bob Toski Invitational. Wallor, who worked as a volunteer assistant coach at Rhode Island in 2002-03, graduated with a bachelor's of arts in communications in 1998. After concluding his collegiate career, Wallor won the 2002 Rhode Island State Open and competed on the 2003 New England Professional Golf Tour. COLLEGIATE EXPERIENCE � Student-Athlete at the University of Rhode Island 1993-98 � Helped team qualify for NCAA East Regionals four times � Team captain as a senior � Medalist Honors at Bob Toski Invitational COACHING EXPERIENCE � Davidson College Assistant Coach, 1999-00 � University of Connecticut Head Coach, 2000-02 � University of Rhode Island Volunteer Assistant Coach, 2002-03 � University of Tennessee Assistant Coach, 2004-09 � University of Central Florida Head Coach, 2009-Present BRYCE WALLOR AND THE 2009-10 UCF MEN'S GOLF TEAM 15 UCF KNIGHTS GOLF STAFF Toby Ragland � Assistant Coach Toby Ragland is in his first year as an assistant coach at UCF. He joined head coach Bryce Wallor in Orlando in August 2009 after concluding an impressive collegiate career at Florida. Ragland participated in three NCAA Championships while with the Gators. As a senior in 2008-09, Ragland tied for the team lead with 32 rounds played. He recorded a pair of top-five finishes. The Jacksonville native helped Florida advance to the NCAA Championships by tying for 23rd at the NCAA Southwest Regional. During the year, he took medalist honors at the Gator Invitational. After the victory, he earned Golfweek Player of the Week honors and was also recognized as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Ragland also tied for third at the Golden Ocala Collegiate as a senior. During his time in Gainesville, Ragland competed in 41 tournaments. He posted a 73.74 career stroke average and had 37 rounds of even or under par. Ragland posted two top-10 performances as a junior. He competed in seven events and boasted a 73.35 stroke average. His sophomore campaign was capped by a strong performance at the NCAA Championships. He tied for 29th at the event. In 2006-07, Ragland recorded two top-20 showings, highlighted by a tie for 11th at the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate. Ragland played in 11 tournaments as a freshman. He began his collegiate career in style, tying for second at the Gary Koch Invitational to begin the season. The performance was one of four top-20 finishes for the rookie. Ragland earned his bachelor's degree in community health education. As a senior, he earned All-America Scholar recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America. He was named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll three times during his career. On the amateur circuit, Ragland had some strong showings during his college career. He finished 14th at the 2007 Players Amateur and earned a spot as a second alternate for the U.S. Open regional qualifying that same year. In 2004, he qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship. Ragland starred on the prep level for Bartram High School. In 2003, he won the Florida Class 2A state title. Kristy Belden � Academic Advisor Kristy Belden is in her seventh year at UCF, where she serves an associate director in the academic services for student-athletes office. She serves as the lead advisor for the men's and women's golf programs, in addition to the Knights' football team. In 2007, Belden received a National Academic Advising Association Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit. Belden was honored in 2006 with the UCF Excellence in Professional Academic Advising Award. While with the Knights, Belden has also assisted with the CHAMPS/ Life Skills program. She is an adjunct instructor with the UCF College of Education, teaching SLS 1501, a student life skills course for student-athletes. She recieved her bachelor's degree from St. John's. Belden was a member of the Red Storm track and field team, competing in the sprint events. Belden earned a master's degree in educational psychology/sport psychology from Florida State. While at Florida State, she researched perfectionism and procrastination tendencies among collegiate student-athletes. During that time, she also spent two years working as an assistant academic counselor in Florida State's athletic academic support department. Belden also served as a sport psychology consultant for the Seminoles' men's and women's swim programs. Ben Fleming � Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Fleming is in his second year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. He supervises the strength and conditioning programs for men's and women's golf, rowing, cross country, men's and women's tennis and cheerleading. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach (SCCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) of which he is also a member. He holds a level one coaching certification from USA Weightlifting as well as being Etcheberry Certified by Pat Etcheberry, one of the top tennis and golf strength and conditioning coaches in the world. Fleming earned a bachelor's of science in parks and recreation administration from Wingate where he was also a member of the soccer team. In 2009, he earned a master's degree in health/wellness and applied exercise physiology from UCF. 16 Andy Reber � Athletic Trainer Andy Reber is in his seventh year at UCF, where he serves as the athletic trainer for the men's golf team. He also works with the men's basketball program. Prior to his current position, he worked as a graduate assistant at UCF for two years, serving as the trainer for the school's cross country and track and field teams. During that time, Reber earned his master's degree in exercise physiology from UCF. The Hellertown, Pa., native received his bachelor's of science degree in physical education from West Virginia in 2001. As an undergraduate, he worked with the West Virginia Special Olympics and also completed an internship with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. Reber is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, an organization in which he was a two-time scholarship recipient. In addition to his UCF duties, Reber has also worked for Florida Hospital Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the UCF College of Education, teaching a human injuries course. Reber also has served on the sports medicine staff at the National Basketball Association Pre-Draft Camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. KNIGHTS ROSTER Name Connor Arendell Nuno Henriques Reid Martin Brad Schneider Devin Spies Simon Ward Ht. 5-9 5-10 6-4 5-6 6-3 5-11 Wt. 170 165 255 125 190 155 Cl. So. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. MEN'S GOLF Knights By Class: Seniors (2) Devin Spies Simon Ward Juniors (1) Nuno Henriques Sophomores (2) Connor Arendell Brad Schneider Freshmen (1) Reid Martin Hometown/High School (Previous School) Cape Coral, Fla./Mariner (Louisville) Funchal, Portugal/The Pendleton School - Bradenton, Fla. Mukilteo, Wash./Kamiak Valrico, Fla./Bloomingdale Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota (Brevard CC) County Monagahn, Ireland/Patrician (Ulster University) Head Coach: Bryce Wallor (Rhode Island 1998, first year at UCF) Assistant Coach: Toby Ragland (Florida 2009, first year at UCF) Strength and Conditioning Coach: Ben Fleming (Wingate 2006, second year at UCF) Athletic Trainer: Andy Reber (West Virginia 2001, seventh year at UCF) NUNO HENRIQUES NO Knights By State/Country: Florida (3) Connor Arendell Brad Schneider Devin Spies Washington (1) Reid Martin Ireland (1) Simon Ward Portugal (1) Nuno Henriques BRAD SCHNEIDER 17 UCF KNIGHTS KNIGHTS DEVIN SPIES Senior � 6-3 � 190 � Sarasota, Fla. � Sarasota � Brevard CC As a Junior (2008-09): Competed at the NCAA Championship in Toledo, Ohio... Helped the Knights take the title at the NCAA Regional in Sorrento, Fla... Tied for 38th at 213 (E)... In the first round carded a 4-under 67... Made his UCF debut at The Hummingbird Intercollegiate in Sapphire, N.C... Competed as an individual at the two-round event and tied for 12th (1 (144, +2)... Carded an even-par 71 in the final round. Prior to UCF: Earned National Junior College Athletic Association All-America Second Team honors at Brevard Community Pr Coll College in 2008... Tied for fifth at the NJCAA Championship in Huntsville, Ala... Helped Brevard to a sixth-place showing at the 2008 N NJCAA tournament... Earned team MVP honors as a sophomore... Finished second at the 2008 Elizabeth King Memorial in Fairhope Ala... Shared medalist honors at the 2008 Panther Invitational as a sophomore... In January 2008, tied for 15th on the Fairhope, Gateway Tour's Florida New Year's Open in Palm Bay, Fla... Advanced through the local U.S. Open qualifying in the spring of 2007... At the 2007 NJCAA Championship in Scottsdale, Ariz., helped Brevard to a sixth-place showing... Finished in 51st at the event... Finished second at the Platinum Coast Championship in Rockledge, Fla., in 2006 and 2007... Recorded a second-place finish at the Finish 2007 C of Sarasota Men's Championship ... Garnered all-area first team honors as a senior in high school... As a junior, guided City Sarasota High to the Florida Class 2A state title... Was the runner-up at the state championship... Won the 2005 Florida Class 2A Saraso Region 5 tournament. Persona Personal: Born in Alamosa, Colo... Son of Glenn and Margie Spies... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies. SIMON WARD Senior � 5-11 � 155 � County Monagahn, Ireland � Patrician � Ulster University � 2008-09 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year � 2008-09 All-Conference USA First Team � 2008-09 GCAA All-South Region Team � 2008-09 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll Recipient As a Junior (2008-09): Named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year... Earned a spot on the All-C-USA First Team... Garnered Golf Coaches Association of America All-Southeast Region honors... Received C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recognition... At the NCAA niti Championship in Toledo, Ohio, tied for 79th... Tied for 27th (211, -2) as the Knights claimed the title at the NCAA Regional in Sorrento, Fla... nal Carded a 4-under 67 in the second round... Earned medalist honors as UCF won the C-USA Championship in Sorrento, Fla... Finished the event . at 11-under 205... Carded a 2-under 69 in the opening round... Followed that performance with a pair of 3-under 68s... Tied for 27th at the UK d Bluegrass Invitational in Lexington, Ky... Carded a 213 (-3) at the Adminstaff ASU Invitational in Augusta, Ga., and tied for 26th... Tied for 22nd at h... the Hootie at Bulls Bay in Awendaw, S.C.... Opened the event with a 1-under 70... Helped UCF to the Rio Pinar Invitational title in Orlando, tying le for 11th at 217 (+1)... Tied for first at the SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville at 205 (-5)... Opened the event with a 2-under 68 and also -under posted a 3-under 67 in the final round... Earned C-USA Golfer of the Week honors after the performance in Gainesville... Helped the Knights claim the team title at The Hummingbird Intercollegiate in Sapphire, N.C... Tied for fourth (140, -2) at the two-round event... Carded a 4-under 67 in the second round... Participated in the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Fla... Tied for 11th at The Prestige at PGA e WEST in La Quinta, Calif... Finished the event at 220 (+4)... Carded a one-under 71 in the second and third rounds... Made UCF debut at the CF Olympia Fields Illini Invitational in Olympia Fields, Ill. Prior to UCF: Led Ireland to the 2007 European Team Championship title in Scotland... Qualified fourth in the stroke-play portion of orti the British Amateur in 2007... Recorded a second-place finish at the 2007 East of Ireland... Represented Ireland in the 2007 Carey 7 Cup against the Metropolitan Golf Association of New York... Won the 2006 South of Ireland Championship... Was a member er of the Irish Eisenhower Cup Team in 2006... Finished second at 2006 Irish Close Championship... A member of the Great Britain and Ireland U18 Team in 2006. Personal: Born in Dublin, Ireland... Son of Mary and Peter Ward... Earned his undergraduate degree in business studies from Ulster University... Pursuing his master's in business administration at UCF. 18 MEN'S GOLF NUNO HENRIQUES J Junior � 5-10 � 165 � Funchal, Portugal � The Pendleton School As a Junior (2008-09): Redshirted. Junio As a Sophomore (2007-08): Participated in seven events... Tied for 37th at the UK Bluegrass Invitational in Lexington, So Ky... Participated in the event as an individual and posted a 233 (+20)... Competed as an individual at the Rio Pinar P Invi onal in Orlando and tied for 62nd... As an individual at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational in Ponte Vedra Invitati Be Beach, Fla., tied for 25th (223, +7)... Competing at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Championship in Greensboro, N tied for 43rd... Tied for 41st at the Prestige at PGA WEST in Palm Springs, Calif., and posted an even-par 72 in N.C., the second round... Tied for 36th at the Olympia Fields Illini Invitational in Olympia Fields, Ill. As a Freshman (2006-07): Selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team... Played in eight events as a rookie... Recorded a 74.7 stroke average... Had two top-20 finishes... Was the Knights' top finisher at the NCAA East Regional in Alpharetta, Ga., tying for 28th at the event (5-over 221)... At the C-USA Championship in Texarkana, Ark., tied for 28th... Tied for 28th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Awendaw, S.C., at even-par 2 213... Opened the tournament with a 4-under 67... Placed 10th at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind... M Made his collegiate debut in the fall at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala., and tied for 46th... In Oc October, tied for 16th out of 208 golfers at the World Amateur Team Championships, competing for Portugal in South Afr Africa. Prio to UCF: Trained at the IMG Academy and graduated from the Pendleton School in Bradenton, Fla., in 2005... Prior Was a two-time winner on the Future Collegians World Tour and earned third-team All-America honors from the organization... Picked up a victory at an American Junior Golf Association preseason event... Registered three top-10 finishes on the AJGA circuit and finished second at the Southern Junior... Was a member of the Portuguese national amateur team. AJ Personal Born in Funchal, Portugal... Son of Norberto and Isabel Henriques... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies. Personal: BRAD SCHNEIDER Sophomore � 5-6 � 125 � Valrico, Fla. � Bloomingdale � 2008-09 Conference USA Freshman Team � 2008-09 All-Conference USA Second Team � 2008-09 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll Recipient ecipient As a Redshirt Freshman (2008-09): Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and the all-conference -conference second team... Earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Tied for 79th at the NCAA Championship in Toledo, Ohio... Placed second at 200 (-13) as the Knights won the NCAA Regional title in Sorrento, Fla... In the third round posted an 8-under 63... Helped UCF claim the C-USA Championship title, tying hip for 24th in Sorrento, Fla... Carded a 1-under 71 in the first round... Tied for 11th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay in ulls Awendaw, S.C... In the second round, posted a 4-under 68... Tied for 18th as the Knights claimed the title at the he Rio Pinar Invitational in Orlando, Fla... Finished third as the Knights claimed the team title at The Hummingbird Intercollegiate in Sapphire, N.C... Recorded a 139 (-3) at the two-round tournament... Competed at the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Fla... Carded an even-par 72 in the final round... Tied nd... for 49th at The Prestige at PGA WEST... Made collegiate debut at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga. As a Freshman (2007-08): Redshirted... Selected to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor c Roll... Following the season, competed in the Florida State Amateur Championship in Tequesta. Prior to UCF: Earned Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County First Team honors as a senior... Finished hed second at the Florida Class 2A-District 11 Tournament... An All-Western Conference First Team selection... As a junior, finished third in the district and sixth in the region... Posted a ninth-place finish at the state championship ... Named Hillsborough County golfer of the year as a sophomore... ... Finished second in the district, second in the region and 16th in the state as a sophomore... A twotime United States Junior Championship qualifier... Also qualified for the United States Amateur Championship... Won an event on the Future Collegians World Tour (USF Junior Golf Classic)... Ranked as high as 16th in the country by Golfweek. Personal: Born in Brandon, Fla... Son of Jim and Becky Schneider... Majoring in finance. 19 UCF KNIGHTS CONNOR ARENDELL Sophomore � 5-9 � 170 � Cape Coral, Fla. � Mariner � Louisville As a Freshman (2008-09): Competed in all 11 events at Louisville... Posted five top-20 performances... Tied for 27th at the NCAA Central ntral Regional at 223 (+7)... Tied for 19th at the BIG EAST Championship... At the Palisades Collegiate Classic, tied for 14th... Tied for 15th at 5th the Squire Creek Intercollegiate... Tied for 13th at the Memphis Intercollegiate... Began collegiate career by tying for 17th at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. Prior to UCF: Advanced to the round of 16 in match play at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur on three occasions... Placed eighth at the 2008 Florida State Amateur... Claimed the 2007 Southwest Florida Amateur... Placed in the top five in four Future Collegians World Tour events... Was a four-time team MVP at Mariner High School... Garnered All-Lee County Athletic Conference rence honors and all-area honors four times... Was a two-time district champion and two-time runner-up at the state regional championship... Won the 2007 Cape Coral City Championship... Placed 15th at a pair of U.S. Open state qualifiers... Was ranked in the top-50 nationally according ording to the Junior Golf Scoreboard. REID MARTIN Freshman � 6-4 � 255 � Mukiliteo, Wash. � Kamiak Prior to UCF: Was an all-conference selection all four years in high school... Competed for the all d United States at the 2008 Honda International Junior Golf Championship in Japan... Was n... also a member o the United States team that participated in an event in Scotland in of tland 2007... Won t International Junior Golf Tour Western Mid-Season Championship the pionship and the Fut Future Collegians World Tour La Cantera Open in 2008... Finished sixth at d the 2008 Washington Junior Golf Association State Championship... As a junior, took the title at the Washington Class 4A championship... Led Kamiak to state k team title... Named a Seatle Post-Intelligencer State All-Star... Won a pair of events in 20 on the Northwest Junior Golf Tour... Was the FCWT national champion 2008 al in 2007 and 2004... Earned FCWT All-America First Team honors in 2007 and s second team recognition in 2006. Personal: Born in Edmonds, Wash... Son of Ken and Renee Martin... Major is P arti undecided. 20 ALL-TIME ROSTER Kevin Altenhof Chris Anderson Travis Anstett Connor Arendell MEN'S GOLF 1988-90 2004-08 1999-01 2009-Pres. 1990-93 2003-07 1989-91 2008-09 1979-80 1992-93 1986-87 1996-98 1981-82 2000-01 1981-82 1982-84 1999-01 2004-08 1994-96 1983-84 1999-01 1980-82 1998-02 1988-90 1982-83 1998-99 2009 2007-09 1981-82 1979-81 1989-91 1991-94 2005-09 2000-02 1987-88 2000-01 1982-83 2008-09 2005-09 1986-87 2004-08 1979-83 1985-86 1986-87 1979-80 1989-90 1997-01 1980-81 2005-09 2001-04 1982-86 1998-01 1980-81 2007 1995-96 1985-86 1979-81 1997-99 2006-Pres. 1999-01 1980-85 1995-96 2001-05 2000-01 1986-89 Rick Hughes Claes Hvostadius Curt Ilg David Johnson Malcolm Joseph Kevin Kahle Neil Kindy Alan King Cliff Kresge Matt LeConche Scott Leduc Ben Leong Marcel Leroux Peter Little Chad Lytton Tim Mahoney Terry Martin Reid Martin Chris Maxson Jeff McPherson Jay McWilliams Jack Melnicoff Adam Merrill Mike Metzker Casey Middleton Rich Middleton Stan Mikalonis Jeff Millard James Morgan Andy Nelson Tom Nelson Paul Nilbrink Yngve Nilsson Sonny Nimkhum Par Norstrom John O'Leary J.D. O'Neal Brian Opal Jason Opal Ben Osbrach David Palm Iko Pasarell Conor Pato Steven Pierce Brian Pietsch David Popp Randy Popp Sean Quinlivan 1990-91 1993-94 1984-85 2007-09 1988-90 2000-02 1981-82 1998-00 1988-90 1999-04 1980-82 2004-06 1990-91 1989-90 1992-93 1980-81 1981-82 2009-Pres. 1981-82 1996-00 1986-89 1999-01 1998-99 1987-88 1986-87 1990-91 1986-87 1986-87 2003-04 1983-84 1981-82 1993-95 1983-87 2002-06 1986-89 1984-86 1990-91 1993-97 1994-97 1999-02 2006-07 1987-88 1998-99 1989-90 1983-84 1984-85 1984-85 1993-95 1983-84 1986-87 1983-84, 87-88 1987-88 1979-80 1987-91 1995-96 1990-91 2002-04 1986-87 1981-82 1996-00 2007-Pres. Alex Baillie Steven Bain Paul Bastien Blayne Barber John Beehler Bobby Bilbo Jeff Bogan Brian Bombard Phil Booth Nick Bos Bart Bradshaw Dave Brochu Fred Brown Preston Brown Jeff Brunelle Bill Byrne Chris Calvert Cap Caponi Tory Carli Robert Christensen Matt Christy Jeff Cleeter Andrew Clovin Kyle Cobb Kevin Connell Paul Cooke Jon Cowgill Robert Damron Kyle Davis Stephen Davis Tony De Maria Jordan Dempsey John DiMarco Jed Dirksen Nico Donaldson Curtis Donovan James Dunkley Brad Estes Rich Etscorn Tony Fick Wes Fisher Doug Flynn Stuart Fogartie Joe Foguth Greg Forest Jonathan Fransson Mike Freeman Mauricio Galindo Charlie Green Jhared Hack Morten Hagen Jon Hall Tom Hall Adam Hayes Nuno Henriques Josh Herron Scott Heuler David Hill Andreas Hoegberg Andy Hollis Jody Hrkach Richard Schnitzler Byron Seyeda Wesley Sheard Mike Sievers Ryan Sillery Todd Simpson John Skarky Jeff Skipper Joe Smith Scott Smith John Snizek Doug Snoap Jim Soloway Trey Sones Devin Spies Mike Stern Hans Strom-Olsen Giwon Suh Rick Sulzer Kristian Svalheim Brendan Takacs Tony Thorpe Mike Todd Eric Tuscan Adrian Wadey John Walbridge Brett Waldman Taylor Walsh Simon Ward 1986-87 1979-80 2003-04 1981-82 2001-02 1989-90 1984-86 1984-86 1980-82 1980-82 1984-85 1979-81 1990-91 1993-95 2008-Pres. 2006-09 1988-92 2004-08 1988-89 1995-99 2000-01 1992-93 1979-81 1992-95 1992-95 1983-84 1995-96 2000-01 2008-Pres. John Reeves Rolf Reichman Joe Regner Mike Regner Steve Reid Andrew Rice Troy Riordan Will Roberts Barry Roof Dana Rose John Rubich Simon Sainz Brad Schneider BARRY ROOF 21 UCF KNIGHTS UCF GOLF HISTORY 1979-80 Sunshine State Conference Champions Gerry Gergley started the men's golf program and the squad won the inaugural Sunshine State Conference tournament title. Wes Fisher, Doug Snoap and Brad Estes were named to the Sunshine State All-Conference Team. Estes and Snoap tied for 47th as individuals at the NCAA Championship. 1980-81 Sunshine State Conference Champions Under the direction of Wayne Mendel, the team won the Sunshine State Conference title for the secondconsecutive year. Brad Estes earned medalist honors. Estes, Joe Foguth and Doug Snoap were named to the Sunshine State All-Conference Team. Estes and Snoap tied for 72nd at the NCAA Championship. 1981-82 John DiMarco and Brad Estes were named to the on the season at the Embry-Riddle Intercollegiate in Joseph. Rice was also named a GCAA All-American Sunshine State All-Conference Tournament Team. Daytona Beach. Scholar. 1982-83 Joe Foguth led the UCF charge and earned medalist honors when the Knights won the team title at the Hatter Challenge in DeBary. 1983-84 Division II NCAA Championship John Reeves won Sunshine State Conference tournament medalist honors and was named to the all-conference team. In its final year in Division II, the team made its first trip to the NCAA Championship and placed sixth. Joe Regner finished 11th in the individual standings. 1984-85 In its first year in Division I, UCF registered one win 1985-86 John Weiss won two tournaments during the year - the Florida State Intercollegiate Championships in Tallahassee and the UCF Invitational in Orlando. 1991-92 NCAA East Regional NCAA Championship Under second-year coach Mike Shumaker, the UCF tradition of success continued with a third trip to 1986-87 the NCAA Championship and 15th-place finish. Hans UCF won its own tournament when it claimed top Strom-Olsen picked up three wins on the year and was honors at the UCF Spring Classic in Orlando. named second-team All-American. Robert Damron won the Sun Belt Conference Tournament and earned 1987-88 honorable-mention All-America honors. He was runnerIn 1987-88, UCF won the Florida State Intercollegiate up in balloting for national freshman of the year honors. Championship for the first time, while Joe Regner won two tournaments and Andrew Rice won one. Regner 1992-93 claimed the Pepsi-Budweiser USF Classic in Tampa and The Knights won the Florida State Intercollegiate the UCF Golf Classic. Rice was victorious at the Florida Championship title for the fourth time in six years. Fun-N-Sun Intercollegiate in Miami. Robert Damron took first at the prestigious John Hancock All-America Classic, an invitation-only event 1988-89 for top collegians, and qualified along with Hans NCAA East Regional Strom-Olsen for the NCAA East Regional as individual Under the direction of Dale Wilson, UCF won once and participants. Damron earned honorable-mention Allfinished in the top five nine times in 10 events en route America honors for a second time. to its first Division I appearance in the NCAA Regional. The team advanced to the east regional in North Myrtle 1993-94 Beach, S.C., and narrowly missed advancing to the NCAA East Regional NCAA Championship. The Knights claimed two tournament titles and qualified for the NCAA East Regional. Robert Damron earned 1989-90 All-Atlantic Sun honors and was named an honorable NCAA East Regional mention All-America for the third consecutive year. NCAA Championship Following the season, Damron announced he would The Knights won six tournaments, including five straight, forego his senior year in order to turn pro. The campaign and advanced to the NCAA East Regional for the second- marked UCF's first year as a member of the A-Sun. consecutive season. Ultimately, UCF advanced past the NCAA East Regional and into the NCAA Championship, 1994-95 where it finished 21st. The team peaked at No. 6 in Atlantic Sun Champions the national rankings and was voted the nation's most NCAA East Regional improved team. Malcolm Joseph tied for 49th at the A new trophy was added to the case as UCF won the NCAA Championship. Andrew Rice was named a GCAA Atlantic Sun Championship for the first time, earning All-American Scholar and Cliff Kresge was named a a spot in the NCAA East Regional. Jason Opal and second-team All-American. Trey Sones earned All-Atlantic Sun honors and Mike Shumaker won A-Sun Coach of the Year honors. 1990-91 NCAA East Regional 1995-96 NCAA Championship Atlantic Sun Champions Mike Shumaker became the fifth coach of the golf NCAA East Regional program, taking over for an ailing Dale Wilson. UCF UCF won its second Atlantic Sun Championship and won three tournaments and advanced to the NCAA Jason Opal garnered medalist honors. Opal, Eric Championship for the second year in a row and finished Tuscan and Jeff Brunell earned All-A-Sun honors. Mike 12th. Andrew Rice won one tournament and was Shumaker was named A-Sun Coach of the Year for the named a second team All-American along with Malcolm second-consecutive year. In its first year as a varsity program, UCF won the 1980 Sunshine State Conference title. 22 Malcolm Joseph and the Knights participated in the 1990 NCAA Championship. MEN'S GOLF according to the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. During his career Andrew Rice won three tournament titles. 1998-99 Adam Hayes and Kristian Svalheim earned second-team All-Atlantic Sun honors. Hayes tied the school record of 65 for lowest 18 holes by matching the mark at the Nation's Bank Gator Invitational in Gainesville. The Knights recorded top-10 finishes in six of the 11 events that they competed in. 1999-00 Brian Craig was named the seventh coach in program history. Despite a rocky start, UCF battled back with a strong showing in the spring and finished fourth at the Atlantic Sun Championship. 2000-01 With a young team of 17 players, Brian Craig led UCF from 10 bottom-half finishes to second place in the Atlantic Sun Championship. Freshman Andy Hollis was named the conference freshman of the year, while teammates Jordan Dempsey and Kevin Kahle also garnered all-freshman team honors. 2001-02 Nick Clinard was named the eighth coach in UCF history. Under the leadership of Clinard, UCF finished fourth in the Atlantic Sun Championship. Freshman Andreas Hoegberg had an outstanding season and was named to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team. Ben Osbrach earned GCAA All-America Scholar honors. 2002-03 Freshman Stefan Wistorf captured medalist honors to become just the third player in school history to win the conference title. Wistorf's three-day total of 203 was the lowest three-round total in Atlantic Sun history. UCF finished third as a team at the conference championship and Wistorf was named to the A-Sun First Team. Fellow freshman Sonny Nimkhum was named to the A-Sun AllFreshman Team. 2003-04 Atlantic Sun Champions NCAA West Regional A return to NCAA postseason play for the first time since 1996 was the reward for two wins and seven topthree finishes in 13 events. UCF earned a spot in the NCAA West Regional and narrowly missed advancing to the NCAA Finals. UCF picked up wins at the Birkdale Collegiate Classic and the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. Individually, Barry Roof was named the A-Sun's Golfer of the Year and earned all-southeast region honors as well. Nick Clinard was named the A-Sun Coach of the Year. He also had the distinction of signing the highest-rated recruiting class in the country in 2004 2004-05 NCAA East Regional A strong year on the course culminated in a secondconsecutive trip to an NCAA Regional for the Knights. UCF picked up one win on the year when it claimed the top spot on its home course at the Rio Pinar Intercollegiate. Senior Andreas Hoegberg made it a clean sweep when he won a playoff to capture medalist honors. Hoegberg earned first-team all-conference honors in the Atlantic Sun, was named a GCAA AllAmerica Scholar and also earned all-southeast region honors. Hoegberg was not the only player to have a successful year in the classroom as every member of the team earned A-Sun Academic All-Conference honors. Ben Leong and Giwon Suh were named to the A-Sun's All-Freshman Team. In the fall, the Knights hosted the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational at the Isleworth 2008-09 Country Club in nearby Windermere for the first time. Conference USA Champions Sixteen squads competed in the three-day tournament. NCAA Championship The Knights cemented one of the most impressive 2005-06 seasons in school history when they took the title at UCF posted a strong spring campaign during the 2005- the NCAA Regional in Sorrento, Fla. The team finished 06 season. Head coach Nick Clinard's squad finished at 18-under 818, 11 shots ahead of top-ranked Georgia, the fall season ranked 79th by Golfstat and charged all Arizona and South Carolina, who tied for second. The the way to 48th by the end of the spring season, which Knights tied for 10th out of 30 squads at the NCAA culminated with a runner-up finish at the Conference Championship in Toledo, Ohio. The showing was the USA Championship. Sonny Nimkhum did not qualify best in school history. The Knights claimed the crown at for any events in the fall, but wound up leading the the Conference USA Championship where Simon Ward team with a 72.95 stroke average by season's end and earned medalist honors. For the second-consecutive qualified as an individual for the NCAA East Regional, season, the Knights claimed the Rio Pinar Invitational which was held at Lake Nona in Orlando. Newcomers title. The team also finished first at The Hummingbird Kyle Davis (74.6) and Greg Forest (74.96) had strong Intercollegiate in North Carolina. The Knights finished rookie campaigns and earned spots on the C-USA All- in the top-five in nine of its 13 tournaments during Freshman Team. The season served as the Knights first the year. UCF spent nearly the entire season ranked in campaign in the conference. In the fall, the Isleworth- the top-25 nationally. The squad concluded the year UCF Collegiate Invitational field expanded to 18 teams. ranked 15th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. Blayne Barber was selected as the C-USA Golfer 2006-07 and Freshman of the Year. He also earned a spot on NCAA East Regional the PING All-America Second Team. Nick Clinard was A strong fall campaign helped the Knights receive an named the C-USA Coach of the Year. at-large bid to the NCAA East Regional. UCF opened the year with three impressive performances. After competing against Japanese and American college squads at the Topy Cup in Japan in early September, the Knights finished fourth at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate and third at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. As a result of its strong start, the team moved to No. 24 in Golfstat's national rankings on Oct. 11. In the spring, UCF finished fourth at both the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational and the Hootie at Bulls Bay. Following the Conference USA Championship, Nuno Henriques earned a spot on the league's all-freshman squad. The Knights were invited to the NCAA East Regional in Alpharetta, Ga., and finished 13th out of 27 squads. UCF concluded the year ranked 39th in the Golfstat poll. Following the season, Giwon Suh was selected as a GCAA All-America Scholar. 2007-08 NCAA West Regional The Knights spent the majority of the campaign in the top 25 of the national rankings. The squad entered the top 25 in late October and rose to 17th in the Golfweek/ Sagarin Performance Index and 19th in the Golfstat rankings in February. UCF won a pair of events - the Rio Pinar Invitational in Orlando (February) and the UK Bluegrass Invitational in Lexington, Ky. (April). Greg Forest and Mike Stern shared medalist honors at the Rio Pinar Invitational. David Johnson was named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year and was joined on the all-conference first team by Forest. Four Knights earned C-USA Player of the Week honors during the campaign. UCF received an invitation to the NCAA West Regional in Alpharetta, Ga., and earned the ninth seed in Bremerton, Wash. DAVID JOHNSON (2007-09) During his senior year, Johnson was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team. He finished in the top-three in the Hummingbird Invitational and the Prestige at PGA West. 23 UCF KNIGHTS UCF RECORDS Lowest 54 Holes Brad Schneider (200) NCAA Southeast Regional (May 14-16, 2009) Lowest 18 Holes Blayne Barber (62) NCAA Southeast Regional (May 16, 2009) Brad Schneider (63) NCAA Southeast Regional (May 16, 2009) Greg Forest (64) Rio Pinar Invitational (Feb. 25, 2008) Mike Stern (64) Rio Pinar Invitational (Feb. 25, 2008) Barry Roof (64) Fall Beach Classic (Oct. 27-28, 2003) Lowest Career Average (min. two years) Barry Roof, 2002-04 (72.59) Andrew Rice, 1987-91 (72.79) Robert Damron, 1991-94 (72.86) Kevin Altenhof, 1988-90 (72.87) Malcolm Joseph, 1988-90 (72.91) Lowest Single-Season Average Blayne Barber, 2008-09 (71.14) Andrew Rice, 1990-91 (71.79) Malcolm Joseph, 1990-91 (72.00) Cliff Kresge, 1989-90 (72.12) Barry Roof, 2003-04 (72.13) Most Victories in a Season Robert Damron, 1992-93 (3) Hans Strom-Olsen, 1991-92 (3) Wins in a Season: 6 (1989-90) Consecutive Single-Season Wins: 5 (1989-90) Lowest Single Day Scores 271, Fall Beach Classic (Oct. 27, 2003) 273, NCAA Southeast Regional (May 16, 2009) Top Match Scores 818, NCAA Southeast Regional (May 14-16, 2009) 838, Fall Beach Classic (Oct. 27-28, 2003) 842, Southeastern Intercollegiate (March 22-24, 1991) 845, Atlantic Sun Championship (March 19-21, 2004) Most Individual Tournament Victories Robert Damron (5): Sun Belt - St. Francisville, La. (April 19-22, 1992), John Hancock All-America Classic - El Paso, Texas (Oct. 26-28, 1992), State of Florida Champ. - Lakeland, Fla. (Nov. 5-7, 1992), Seminole Intercollegiate Tallahassee, Fla. (March 14-15, 1993), Stetson Intercollegiate - DeLand, Fla. (Oct. 10-12, 1993) Hans Strom-Olsen (5): Imperial Lakes Classic - Lakeland, Fla. (March 1-3, 1991), SE Intercollegiate - Montgomery, Ala. (March 22-24, 1991), Pepsi Invitational - Tampa, Fla. (March 13-14, 1992), SE Intercollegiate - Montgomery, Ala. (March 20-21, 1992), Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate - Auburn, Ala. (April 24-25, 1992) Joe Regner (3): UCF/Rosemont Intercollegiate - Orlando, Fla. (Nov. 5-7, 1993), Pepsi-Budweiser USF Classic - Tampa, Fla. (March 18-20, 1988), UCF Golf Classic - Orlando, Fla. (March 21-23, 1988) Andrew Rice (3): Florida Fun-N-Sun Intercollegiate - Miami, Fla. (Nov. 15-17, 1987), Forest Hills Invitational - Augusta, Ga. (March 31-April 1, 1990), State of Florida Championship - Ocala, Fla. (Nov. 4-5, 1990) Brad Estes (2): Sunshine State Champ. - Sebring, Fla. (Feb. 7-8, 1981), Stetson Intercollegiate - DeLand Fla. (Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 1982) Cliff Kresge (2): UCF Golf Classic - Orlando, Fla. (March 12-13, 1990), Music City Invitational - Nashville, Tenn. (April 13-16, 1990) Jason Opal (2): A-Sun Champ. - Charleston, S.C. (April 15-16, 1996), Ashworth Invitational - San Diego, Calif. (March 10-11, 1997) John Weiss (2): Miami Beach Sun & Fun - Miami, Fla. (Oct. 20-22, 1985), UCF Invitational - Orlando, Fla. (March 17-19, 1986) Barry Roof (2): Fall Beach Classic - Gulf Shores, Ala. (Oct. 27-28, 2003), A-Sun Champ. - Buies Creek, N.C. (April 19-21, 2004) Simon Ward (2): Sun Trust Gator Invitational - Gainesville, Fla. (Feb. 14-15, 2009), C-USA Champ. - Sorrento, Fla. (May 14-16, 2009) UCF Tournament Victories GREG FOREST Earned co-medalist honors at the Rio Pinar Invitational in 2008. 24 The 2010 UCF Men's Golf Yearbook was written and designed by Andrea Ciotti. Editorial assistance provided by Doug Richards, Joe Hornstein, Andrew Gavin, Brian Ormiston, Leigh Torbin and Sarah Tarasewicz. Covers designed by Andrea Ciotti and Doug Richards. Photographs provided by Sideline Sports (UCFphotos.com), PGA TOUR, Jay Hatch UCF University Marketing and the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 1979-80 (1) Sunshine State Conference Championship (Feb. 16-17) 1980-81 (1) Sunshine State Conference Championship (Feb. 7-8) 1982-83 (1) Hatter Challenge (March 25-26) 1983-84 (3) Stetson Intercollegiate (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) Embry-Riddle Intercollegiate (Oct. 25-26) UCF Rosemont Intercollegiate (Nov. 5-7) 1984-85 (1) Embry-Riddle Intercollegiate (Oct. 24-26) 1985-86 (1) UCF Invitational (March 17-19) 1986-87 (1) UCF Spring Classic (March 16-18) 1987-88 (1) Florida Intercollegiate (Nov. 5-7) 1988-89 (2) Florida International Fun-N-Sun Intercollegiate (Nov. 14-17) 1989-90 (6) State of Florida Championship (Nov. 6-7) Budget/UCF Golf Classic (March 12-13) Pepsi-USF Invitational (March 17-19) Southeastern Intercollegiate (March 23-25) Forest Hills Invitational (March 31-April 1) Music City Intercollegiate (April 13-16) 1990-91 (3) Tournament of Champions (Oct. 7-9) State of Florida Championship (Nov. 4-5) Southeastern Intercollegiate (March 22-24) 1991-92 (1) Pepsi Invitational (March 13-14) 1992-93 (1) State of Florida Championship (Nov. 5-7) 1994-95 (1) Atlantic Sun Championship (April 13-15) 1995-96 (1) Atlantic Sun Championship (April 15-16) 1996-97 (2) Ashworth Invitational (March 10-11) Lonnie D. 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