ith several exci ng academic programs W to choose from, a breathtaking campus and na onally-recognized athle cs facili es, UCF oﬀers a college experience unlike any other. And the men’s golf program has always helped to lead the way. Here’s the simple rundown of what the program has accomplished since 1979.
- In 31 seasons, the Knights have won the conference championship seven mes and made 14 NCAA tournament appearances.
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Table of Contents/Quick Facts ..................................... 1 Team Roster/2010-11 Schedule ................................... 2 Head Coach Bryce Wallor ............................................ 3 Assistant Coach Toby Ragland/Support Staﬀ .............. 4 Player Bios ................................................................5-8 Golf Records ...........................................................9-10
- UCF par cipates in the most pres geous collegiate golf event in the country, the Isleworth Collegiate Invita onal in Windermere, Fla. - The program annually hosts the Rio Pinar Invita onal and has won the tournament tle for three consecu ve years. - UCF is home to one of the top training facilia es in the na on in the UCF Golf Prac ce Facility.
Golf History................................................................ 11 Where the Knights Play ........................................12-13
- The UCF Prac ce Facility features hi ng bays and a state-of-the-art video system to analyze each player’s swing, as well as a six-acre short-game area, plus a driving range. UCF’s Conference Championships (7) Sunshine State (2) 1980 - 1981 Atlan c Sun (3) 1995 - 1996 - 2004 Conference USA (2) 2009 - 2010 UCF’s NCAA Tournaments (14) 1984 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1994 1995 - 1996 - 2004 - 2005 - 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2010
CREDITS The 2010-11 UCF men’s golf yearbook was wri en and edited by Andrea Cio . Editorial assistance provided by Doug Richards. Photography courtesy of Todd Drexler (UCFphotos.com) and UCF archives.
QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Loca on ................. Orlando, Fla. 32816 Founded ....................................... 1963 Enrollment ................................. 56,235 Nickname ..................................Knights Colors ...............................Black & Gold Aﬃlia on ......................NCAA Division I Conference .................Conference USA President .......................Dr. John C. Hi Director of Athle cs ..... Keith R. Tribble
TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach .............Bryce Wallor (2nd) Alma Mater........... Rhode Island (1998) Associate Coach.........Toby Ragland (2nd) Alma Mater.........................Florida (2009) ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Associate Director ......... Doug Richards Oﬃce Phone .................(407) 823-2142 E-Mail .......drichards@athle cs.ucf.edu
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2010-11 Schedule Date
9.11 - 9.12
Wolf Run Intercollegiate
9.20 - 9.21
Adam’s Cup of Newport
10.10 - 10.12
The Pres ge at PGA WEST
La Quinta, Calif.
10.24 - 10.26
Isleworth Collegiate Invita onal
2.12 - 2.13
Gator Invita onal
2.27 - 3.1
John Hayt Invita onal
Ponte Verda Beach, Fla.
3.4 - 3.6
USF Invita onal
3.14 - 3.15
Rio Pinar Invita onal
4.4 - 4.5
4.24 - 4.26
Conference USA Championship
5.19 - 5.21
5.31 - 6.4
S llwater, Okla.
Knights Roster Name Connor Arendell Greg Eason Nuno Henriques Hojin Kang Han Kim Reid Mar n Brad Schneider Kyle Wilshire
Ht. 5-9 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-4 5-6 5-10
Wt. 170 220 165 170 185 255 125 180
Year JR FR SR FR FR SO JR FR
Hometown/Last School Cape Coral, Fla./ Louisville Leicestershire, England/ Stephenson College Funchal, Portugal/ The Pendleton School (Bradenton, Fla.) Lake Mary, Fla./Lake Mary Chicago, Ill./ Lake Mary Mukilteo, Wash./ Kamiak Valrico, Fla./ Bloomingdale Georgetown, Ky./ Sco County
Head Coach: Bryce Wallor (Rhode Island, 1998) - Second season at UCF Assistant Coach: Toby Ragland (Florida, 2009) - Second season at UCF
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Bryce Wallor Head Coach - Second Season with the Knights Bryce Wallor was named UCF’s head coach on July 23, 2009. Less than one year later, Wallor had the Knights back in the postseason, compe ng at the NCAA Regionals in Santee, Calif. Wallor’s first campaign at UCF was clearly a success. His team, which featured several new contributors, came together at the right me, playing its best golf at the end of the 2009-10 season. The Knights won their home tournament in March, posted a domina ng performance in winning the Conference USA Championship tle and concluded the year with a strong showing at the NCAA Regionals. UCF used a total team eﬀort and hard work to achieve its success. Six diﬀerent Knights recorded top-10 finishes during the campaign and three diﬀerent golfers garnered individual accolades from C-USA for their play. The hard work paid oﬀ for the team at its home event, the Rio Pinar Invita onal. UCF concluded the 18-team tournament in Orlando at 850 (-14), 19 strokes ahead of second-place Charlo e. Four Knights finished the event in the top-10 individually, led by Brad Schneider, who ed for second at 5-under 211. The field included seven of the top-75 squads in the na on. Two events later, Wallor’s team led from wire-to-wire at the C-USA Championship in nearby Sorrento. The Knights finished the event at 6-under 858, 18 shots ahead of Rice and Southern Miss, who ed for second place. With the tle, the Knights earned the league’s automa c bid to the NCAA Regionals. Three Knights – Schneider, Nuno Henriques and Connor Arendell – ed for second individually as four of the five UCF golfers recorded top-10 finishes. UCF finished the year with an impressive performance at the regionals. In its fourthstraight postseason appearance, the team finished sixth out of 13 squads in California. Devin Spies, who ed for 14th, and Schneider, who ed for 18th, posted top-20 showings. Both Henriques and Schneider were named to the All-C-USA Second Team following the league championship. Reid Mar n was also recognized by the conference when he earned all-freshman team honors. Wallor took over the helm of the UCF program a er five successful seasons as an assistant
coach at Tennessee. During his me 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 instruc on/player development by head coach Jim Kelson. Tennessee claimed eight tournament championships during Wallor’s tenure, including the Southeastern Conference tle in 2007. In 2008-09, the Vols recorded five top-three finishes. The team concluded the year ranked 11th in the Golfstat NCAA Head-toHead Standings. A pair of Tennessee golfers – David Holmes and Chris Paisley – earned PING All-America honors. Wallor mentored five AllAmerica golfers at Tennessee. A er 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 na on by the Golf Coaches Associa on of America. In 2009, Wallor was a semifinalist for the award. From 2000-02, Wallor served as the head coach at Connec cut, where he helped the Huskies improve 47 spots in the na onal polls. He also worked as an assistant coach at Davidson from 1999-00.
2009-10 Season Highlights • Knights claimed the tle at the Conference USA Championship, recieving an automa c bid to the NCAA Regionals. • The Knights won their thirdconsecu ve tle at their home event, the Rio Pinar Invita onal. • Five Knights earned Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll Status. • Two Knights - Nuno Henriques and Brad Schneider - were named to the All-Conference USA Second Team. • Reid Mar n was selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.
Before star ng his coaching career, Wallor was the director of golf instruc on at the Narraganse Country Club in Narraganse , R.I., and the Highland Ridge Golf Center in Mansfield, Conn. Addi onally, he served as the teaching professional at the Dana Radar Golf Ins tute in Charlo e, N.C., and as an assistant professional at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando. Wallor also spent me as a sales representa ve 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 mes. He was team captain as a senior and took medalist honors at the 1997 Bob Toski Invita onal. Wallor, who worked as a volunteer assistant coach at Rhode Island in 2002-03, graduated with a bachelor’s of arts in communica ons in 1998. A er concluding his collegiate career, Wallor won the 2002 Rhode Island State Open and competed on the 2003 New England Professional Golf Tour.
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Toby Ragland Assistant Coach - Second Season with the Knights A er joining the UCF staﬀ as an assistant coach in August 2009, Toby Ragland helped the Knights achieve immediate success. The Knights peaked at the right me during the 2009-10 campaign, claiming the Conference USA Championship tle and earning a spot in the NCAA Regionals.
UCF led from wire-to-wire at the C-USA Championship in nearby Sorrento. The squad concluded the event at 6-under 858, 18 shots ahead of Rice and Southern Miss, who ed for second place. With the tle, UCF received C-USA’s automa c bid to the NCAA Regionals. The Knights competed in the postseason in Santee, Calif., and posted an impressive sixth place finish at the 13-team tournament. UCF used a total team eﬀort and hard work to achieve its success during the season. Six diﬀerent Knights recorded top-10 finishes during the campaign and three diﬀerent golfers garnered individual accolades from C-USA for their play. The Knights won two tournament tles during the year. In addi on to taking the league crown, UCF also took first place at its home event, the Rio Pinar Invita onal. Ragland mentored two All-C-USA Second Team performers – Nuno Henriques and Brad Schneider. He also worked with Reid Mar n, who was recognized by the conference when he earned all-freshman team honors. Ragland joined head coach Bryce Wallor in Orlando a er concluding an impressive collegiate career at Florida. Ragland par cipated in three NCAA Championships while with the Gators. As a senior in 2008-09, Ragland ed for the team lead with 32 rounds played. He recorded a pair of top-five finishes. The Jacksonville na ve helped Florida advance to the NCAA Championships by tying for third at the NCAA Southwest Regional. During the year, he took medalist honors at the Gator Invita onal. A er the victory, he earned Golfweek Player of the Week honors and was also recognized as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Ragland also ed for third at the Golden Ocala Collegiate as a senior. While in Gainesville, Ragland competed in 41 tournaments. He posted a 73.74 career stroke average and had 37 rounds of even or under par.
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Kristy Belden - Academic Advisor Ragland posted top two-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 ed for 29th at the event. In 2006-07, Ragland recorded two top-20 showings, highlighted by a e 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 Invita onal to begin the season. The performance was one of four top-20 finishes for the rookie.
Andy Reber - Athle c Trainer
Ragland earned his bachelor’s degree in community health educa on. As a senior, he earned All-America Scholar recogni on from the Golf Coaches Associa on of America. He was named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll three mes 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 Jacksonville. In 2003, he won the Florida Class 2A state tle.
B.J. Faulk - Strength and Condi oning Coach
Nuno Henriques Sr. • 5-10 • 165 • Funchal, Portugal/ The Pendleton School As a Redshirt Junior 2009-10 • Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team • Par cipated in all 12 events and led the team with a 73.4 stroke average • Posted nine rounds of par or be er and had four top-10 performances • Competed at the NCAA Regionals in Santee, Calif. • Tied for second at 214 (-2) as the Knights won the C-USA Championship crown in Sorrento, Fla. • Placed third at 4-under 214 at the Rio Pinar Invita onal in Orlando • Tied for seventh at the SunTrust Gator Invita onal at 214 (+4), and concluded second round with an even par-70. • Tied for 25th at the Isleworth Collegiate Invita onal in Windermere, Fla. • Earned Conference USA Player of the Week Honors at the Pres ge at PGA WEST in La Quinta, Calif., a er tying for 14th, 218 (+2). • At the Adam’s Cup of Newport in Newport, R.I., ed for 27th (225, +9) • Tied for seventh at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind., recording a 214 (+1)
As a Junior 2008-09 • Redshirted
As a Spohomore 2007-08 • Par cipated in seven events • Tied for 37th at the UK Bluegrass Invita onal in Lexington, Ky.; par cipated in the event as an individual and posted a 233 (+20) • Competed as an individual at the Rio Pinar Invita onal in Orlando and ed for 62nd • As an individual at the John Hayt Collegiate Invita onal in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., ed for 25th (223, +7) • Compe ng at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Championship in Greensboro, N.C., ed for 43rd • Tied for 41st at the Pres ge at PGA WEST in Palm Springs, Calif., and posted an even-par 72 in the second round • Tied for 36th at the Olympia Fields Illini Invita onal in Olympia Fields, Ill.
As a Freshman 2006-07 • Selected to the All-Conference USA 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 Alphare a, Ga., tying for 28th at the event (five-over 221) • At the C-USA Championship in Texarkana, Ark., ed for 28th • Tied for 28th at the Hoo e at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Awendaw, S.C., at even-par 213 • Opened the tournament with a four-under 67 • Placed 10th at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind. • Made his collegiate debut in the fall at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala., and ed for 46th • In October, ed for 16th out of 208 golfers at the World Amateur Team Championships, compe ng for Portugal in South Africa
Prior to UCF • Trained at the IMG Academy and graduated from the Pendleton School in Bradenton, Fla., in 2005 • Was a two- me winner on the Future Collegians World Tour and earned thirdteam All-America honors from the organiza on • Picked up a victory at an American Junior Golf Associa on preseason event • Registered three top-10 finishes on the AJGA circuit and finished second at the Southern Junior • Was a member of the Portuguese na onal amateur team
Personal • Born in Funchal, Portugal • Son of Norberto and Isabel Henriques • Majoring in business
Connor Arendell Jr. • 5-9 • 170 • Cape Coral, Fla./ Louisville
As a Sophomore 2009-10
• Appeared in all 12 events and posted a 74.2 stroke average • Had five rounds of par or be er • Tied for 39th at 10-over 226 at the NCAA Regionals in Santee, Calif. • Compe ng at the Golden Ocala Invita onal in Ocala, Fla., ed for 15th (1-over 145) • Tied for second at the Conference USA Championship in Sorrento, Fla., helping UCF claim the tournament tle • Finished the event at 2-under 214 • At the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate in Madison, Miss., ed for 17 (217, +1) • Tied for 36th with a 12-over 222 at the SunTrust Gator Invita onal in Gainesville, Fla. • Competed at the Isleworth Collegiate Invita onal in Windermere, Fla. • Tied for 31st at the Pres ge at PGA WEST in La Quinta, Calif., at 222 (+6) • Competed at the Adam’s Cup of Newport at the Newport Na onal Golf Club • Made his debut with the Knights at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind.
• Tied for 13th at the Memphis Intercollegiate • Began collegiate career by tying for 17th at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate
As a Freshman 2008-09
• Competed in all 11 events at Louisville • Posted five top-20 performances • Tied for 27th at the NCAA Central Regional at 223 (+7) • Tied for 19th at the BIG EAST Championship • At the Palisades Collegiate Classic, ed for 14th • Tied for 15th at the Squire Creek 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- me team MVP at Mariner High School • Garnered All-Lee County Athle c Conference honors and all-area honors four mes • Was a two- me district champion and two- me 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 na onally according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard
• Son of Ron and Denise Arendell • Majoring in interdisciplinary studies
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Brad Schneider Jr. • 5-6 • 125 • Valrico, Fla./ Bloomingdale As a Sophomore 2009-10
• Earned a spot on the All-Conference USA Second Team • Played in all 12 events • Recorded a 73.5 stroke average, the secondbest mark on the squad • Had 10 rounds of par or be er and posted four top-10 finishes • At the NCAA Regionals in Santee, Calif., ed for 18th at 222 (+6) • In the opening round, carded a 72 (E) • Helped lead the Knights to their second-straight C-USA Championship in Sorrento, Fla. • Tied for second at the tournament at 2-under 214 • At the Hoo e at Bulls Bay in Awendaw, S.C., ed for 10th (211, -2) • Guided UCF to the team tle at the Rio Pinar Invita onal in Orlando by finishing second at 5-under 211 • Competed in the SunTrust Gator Invita onal, and posted a 1-over 71 in the final round • Tied for 29th at the Isleworth Collegiate Invita onal in Windermere, Fla. • Competed in the Pres ge at PGA WEST in La Quinta, Calif. • At the Adam’s Cup of Newport in Newport, R.I., ed for 31st (227, +11) • Tied for 10th at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind., recording a 217 (+4)
As a Red Shirt Freshman 2008-09 • Named to the All-Conference USA Freshman Team and the all-conference second team • Tied for 79th at the NCAA Championship in Toledo, Ohio • Placed second at 200 (-13) as the Knights won the NCAA Regional tle in Sorrento, Fla. • Helped UCF claim the Conference USA Championship tle, tying for 24th in Sorrento, Fla. • Carded a 1-under 71 in the first round • At the UK Bluegrass Invita onal in Lexington, Ky., ed for 33rd • Tied for 39th at the Adminstaﬀ ASU Invita onal in Augusta, Ga., at 212 (-1) • Tied for 11th at the Hoo e at Bulls Bay in Awendaw, S.C, in the second round, posted a 4-under 68 • Tied for 18th as the Knights claimed the tle at the Rio Pinar Invita onal in
Orlando • Finished third as the Knights claimed the team tle at The Hummingbird Intercollegiate in Sapphire, N.C.; recorded a 139 (-3) at the two-round tournament • Competed at the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invita onal in Windermere, Fla., and carded an even-par 72 in the final round • Tied for 49th at The Pres ge at PGA WEST; posted a one-under 71 in the final round • 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 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 second at the Florida Class 2A-District 11 Tournament • An All-Western Conference First Team selec on • As a junior, finished third in the district and sixth in the region • Posted a ninth-place finish at the state championship • Named the 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 two- me 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
Reid Martin So. • 6-4 • 255 • Mukilito, Wash./ Kamiak As a Freshman 2009-10
• Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team • Played in seven events during the campaign • Competed at the C-USA Championship in Sorrento, Fla., helping UCF claim the team tle • Tied for sixth as UCF won the championship at the Rio Pinar Invita onal, concluding the tournament at 1-under 215 • Par cipated in the SunTrust Gator Invita onal in Gainesville, Fla. • Competed in the Isleworth Collegiate Invita onal in Windermere, Fla.
Prior to UCF
• Was an all-conference selec on all four years in high school • Competed for the United States at the 2008 Honda Interna onal Junior Golf Championship in Japan • Was also a member of a the United States team that par cipated in an event in
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Scotland in 2007 • Won the Interna onal Junior Golf Tour Western Mid-Season Championship and the Future Collegians World Tour La Cantera Open in 2008 • Finished sixth at the 2008 Washington Junior Golf Associa on State Championship • As a junior, took the tle at the Washington Class 4A championship • Led Kamiak to state team tle • Named a Seatle Post-Intelligencer State All-Star • Won a pair of events in 2008 on the Northwest Junior Golf Tour • Was the FCWT na onal champion in 2007 and 2004 • Earned FCWT All-America First Tea honors in 2007 and second team recogni on in 2006
Personal_ • Born in Edmonds, Wash. • Son of Ken and Renee Mar n
Greg Eason Fr. • 6-2 • 200 • Leicester, England/Stephenson College Prior to UCF • • • • •
Played on England’s squad at the 2010 European Boys’ Team Championship in Turkey Par cipated with England at the Boys’ Home Interna onals in 2010 Claimed the 2010 Leicesterhire County Amateur Matchplay tle In 2010, finished second at the Darwin Salver and third at the Peter McEvoy Trophy Advanced to the third round of the 2009 Bri sh Boys’ Amateur Championship
Personal • Born in Leicester City, England • Son of Paul and Julie Eason
Hojin Kang Fr. • 6-1 • 170 • Lake Mary, Fla./ Lake Mary Prior to UCF • • • • • • • • •
Ranked as one of the top-200 players in the country by the Junior Golf Scoreboard A er senior season at Lake Mary, earned Orlando Sen nel All-Central Florida Second Team honors Finished third at the Rio Pinar Country Club Tournament in 2009 in Orlando Tied for 29th at the Cliﬀs at Walnut Cove in Arden, N.C., in 2009 Tied for second in the Orange County Na onal in Orlando in 2009 Competed in the 2009 Boys Junior Championship in West Palm Beach Named to the Orlando Sen nel All-Central Florida First Team in 2008 Awarded Golfer of the Year honors for Seminole County in 2008 Finished as runner-up at the Florida Class 2A state championship
Personal • Born in Talladega, Ala. • Son of Charlie and Diona Kang
Han Kim Fr. • 6-0 • 187 • Chicago, Ill./ Lake Mary Prior to UCF • • • • • • • •
Rated as one of the top-20 golfers in Florida by the Junior Golf Scoreboard Claimed the Florida Class 2A state tle as a senior Led Lake Mary to the team tle and finished the tournament at 9-under 135 Tied a state record with a 65 in the second round Selected as the Orlando Sen nel All-Central Florida Boys Golfer of the Year In 2009, placed ninth at the Florida Junior Tour event at the Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando Placed eighth at 2009 Nemacolin Junior Open, an American Junior Golf Associa on event Also registered two other top-20 finishes at AJGA tournaments
Personal • Born in Chicago, Ill. • Son of Sean and Won Sun Kim
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Kyle Wilshire Fr. • 5-10 • 180 • Georgetown, Ky./ Scott County Prior to UCF • • • • • • • • •
Listed as one of the top-110 golfers in the country by the Junior Golf Scoreboard Claimed the 2010 Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship Placed in the top-20 with lowest score at the Kentucky High School Regional in 2009 Finished third at the 2009 Bubba Conlee Na onal Junior Golf Tournament Posted an 11th-place showing at the Kearney Hill Golf Links in 2009 Finished eighth at the 2008 Kentucky Junior Amateur Was an individual qualifier at the Kentucky High School Athle c Associa on in 2008 Tied for third at the Junior All-Star at Petersburg in 2008 Finished first at the Kearney Hill Golf Links in 2007
Personal • Born in Lexington, Ky. • Son of Don and Laura Wilshire
(L to R): Assistant Coach Toby Ragland, Brad Schneider, Nuno Henriques, Kyle Wilshire, Connor Arendell, Hojin Kang, Han Kim, Greg Eason, Reid Mar n, Head Coach Bryce Wallor.
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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 tle. Wes Fisher, Doug Snoap and Brad Estes were named to the Sunshine State AllConference Team. Estes and Snoap ed for 47th as individuals at the NCAA Championship. 1980-81 Sunshine State Conference Champions Under the direc on of Wayne Mendel, the team won the Sunshine State Conference tle for the secondconsecu ve year. Brad Estes earned medalist honors. Estes, Joe Foguth and Doug Snoap were named to the Sunshine State All-Conference Team. Estes and Snoap ed for 72nd at the NCAA Championship. 1981-82 John DiMarco and Brad Estes were named to the Sunshine State All-Conference Tournament Team. 1982-83 Joe Foguth led the UCF charge and earned medalist honors when the Knights won the team tle at the Ha er 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 on the season at the Embry-Riddle Intercollegiate in Daytona Beach. 1985-86 John Weiss won two tournaments during the year the Florida State Intercollegiate Championships in Tallahassee and the UCF Invita onal in Orlando. Malcolm Joseph and the Knights par cipated in the 1990 NCAA Championship.
1986-87 UCF won its own tournament when it claimed top honors at the UCF Spring Classic in Orlando. 1987-88 In 1987-88, UCF won the Florida State Intercollegiate Championship for the first me, while Joe Regner won two tournaments and Andrew Rice won one. Regner claimed the Pepsi-Budweiser USF Classic in Tampa and the UCF Golf Classic. Rice was victorious at the Florida Fun-N-Sun Intercollegiate in Miami. 1988-89 NCAA East Regional Under the direc on of Dale Wilson, UCF won once and finished in the top five nine mes in 10 events en route to its first Division I appearance in the NCAA Regional. The team advanced to the east regional in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and narrowly missed advancing to the NCAA Championship. 1989-90 NCAA East Regional NCAA Championship The Knights won six tournaments, including five straight, and advanced to the NCAA East Regional for the second-consecu ve season. Ul mately, UCF advanced past the NCAA East Regional and into the NCAA Championship, where it finished 21st. The team peaked at No. 6 in the na onal rankings and was voted the na on’s most improved team. Malcolm Joseph ed for 49th at the NCAA Championship. Andrew Rice was named a GCAA All-American Scholar and Cliﬀ Kresge was named a second-team All-American. 1990-91 NCAA East Regional NCAA Championship Mike Shumaker became the fi h coach of the golf program, taking over for an ailing Dale Wilson. UCF won three tournaments and advanced to the NCAA Championship for the second year in a row and finished 12th. Andrew Rice won one tournament and was named a second team All-American along with Malcolm Joseph. Rice was also named a GCAA AllAmerican Scholar. 1991-92 NCAA East Regional NCAA Championship Under second-year coach Mike Shumaker, the UCF tradi on of success con nued with a third trip to the NCAA Championship and 15th-place finish. Hans Strom-Olsen picked up three wins on the year and was named second-team All-American. Robert Damron won the Sun Belt Conference Tournament and earned honorable-men on All-America honors. He was runner-up in ballo ng for na onal freshman of the year honors. 1992-93 The Knights won the Florida State Intercollegiate Championship tle for the fourth me in six years. Robert Damron took first at the pres gious John Hancock All-America Classic, an invita on-only event for top collegians, and qualified along with Hans Strom-Olsen for the NCAA East Regional as individual par cipants. Damron earned honorable-men on AllAmerica honors for a second me. 1993-94 NCAA East Regional The Knights claimed two tournament tles and qualified for the NCAA East Regional. Robert Damron earned All-Atlan c Sun honors and was named an honorable men on All-America for the third consecu ve year. Following the season, Damron
During his career Andrew Rice won three tournament tles. announced he would forego his senior year in order to turn pro. The campaign marked UCF’s first year as a member of the A-Sun. 1994-95 AtlanƟc Sun Champions NCAA East Regional A new trophy was added to the case as UCF won the Atlan c Sun Championship for the first me, earning a spot in the NCAA East Regional. Jason Opal and Trey Sones earned All-Atlan c Sun honors and Mike Shumaker won A-Sun Coach of the Year honors. 1995-96 AtlanƟc Sun Champions NCAA East Regional UCF won its second Atlan c Sun Championship and Jason Opal garnered medalist honors. Opal, Eric Tuscan and Jeﬀ Brunell earned All-A-Sun honors. Mike Shumaker was named A-Sun Coach of the Year for the second-consecu ve year. 1996-97 Kipp Minter became the sixth coach in UCF men’s golf history and led the Knights to two tournament wins. Jason Opal, Jeﬀ Brunell and Simon Sainz earned AllAtlan c Sun honors. 1997-98 Jeﬀ McPherson won the tournament tle at the Ron Smith Invita onal in Tampa. 1998-99 Adam Hayes and Kris an Svalheim earned secondteam All-Atlan c Sun honors. Hayes ed the school record of 65 for lowest 18 holes by matching the mark at the Na on’s Bank Gator Invita onal 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 ba led back with a strong showing in the spring and finished fourth at the Atlan c Sun Championship. 2000-01 With a young team of 17 players, Brian Craig led UCF from 10 bo om-half finishes to second place in the
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UCF Golf History Atlan c 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 Atlan c 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 tle. Wistorf’s three-day total of 203 was the lowest three-round total in Atlan c 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 All-Freshman Team. 2003-04 AtlanƟc Sun Champions NCAA West Regional A return to NCAA postseason play for the first me since 1996 was the reward for two wins and seven top-three 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 Atlan c 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 dis nc on of signing the highest-rated recrui ng class in the country in 2004 according to the Na onal Junior Golf Scoreboard. 2004-05 NCAA East Regional A strong year on the course culminated in a secondconsecu ve 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 allconference honors in the Atlan c Sun, was named a GCAA All-America Scholar and also earned allsoutheast 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 Invita onal at the Isleworth Country Club in nearby Windermere for the first me. Sixteen squads competed in the three-day tournament. 2005-06 UCF posted a strong spring campaign during the 2005-06 season. Head coach Nick Clinard’s squad finished the fall season ranked 79th by Golfstat and charged all the way to 48th by the end of the spring season, which culminated with a runner-up finish at the Conference USA Championship. Sonny Nimkhum did not qualify for any events in the fall, but wound up leading the team with a 72.95 stroke average by season’s end and qualified as an individual for the NCAA East Regional, which was held at Lake Nona in Orlando. Newcomers Kyle Davis (74.6) and Greg Forest (74.96) had strong rookie campaigns and earned spots on the C-USA All-Freshman Team. The season served as the Knights first campaign in the conference. In the fall, the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invita onal field expanded to 18 teams. 10
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2006-07 NCAA East Regional A strong fall campaign helped the Knights receive an at-large bid to the NCAA East Regional. UCF opened the year with three impressive performances. A er compe ng 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 na onal rankings on Oct. 11. In the spring, UCF finished fourth at both the John Hayt Collegiate Invita onal and the Hoo e 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 Alphare a, 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 AllAmerica Scholar.
second. The Knights ed for 10th out of 30 squads at the NCAA Championship in Toledo, Ohio. The showing was the best in school history. The Knights claimed the crown at the Conference USA Championship where Simon Ward earned medalist honors. For the second-consecu ve season, the Knights claimed the Rio Pinar Invita onal tle. The team also finished first at The Hummingbird Intercollegiate in North Carolina. The Knights finished in the top-five in nine of its 13 tournaments during the year. UCF spent nearly the en re season ranked in the top-25 na onally. The squad concluded the year ranked 15th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. Blayne Barber was selected as the C-USA Golfer and Freshman of the Year. He also earned a spot on the PING AllAmerica Second Team. Nick Clinard was named the C-USA Coach of the Year.
2007-08 NCAA West Regional The Knights spent the majority of the campaign in the top 25 of the na onal 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 Invita onal in Orlando (February) and the UK Bluegrass Invita onal in Lexington, Ky. (April). Greg Forest and Mike Stern shared medalist honors at the Rio Pinar Invita onal. 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 invita on to the NCAA West Regional in Alphare a, Ga., and earned the ninth seed in Bremerton, Wash.
During head coach Bryce Wallor’s first season with the Knights, UCF claimed the Conference USA tle in Sorrento, Fla., and received the league’s automa c bid to the NCAA Regionals. The Knights finished the 11-team conference event at 6-under 858, 18 shots ahead of Rice and Southern Miss. who ed for second. Junior Nuno Henriques and sophomore Brad Schneider both ed for second individually pos ng a 214 (-2). The Knights earned the No. 6 seed at the NCAA Regionals in Santee, Calif., and finished sixth out of 13 squads in the tournament. The squad claimed the program’s third-consecu ve tle at their home event, the Rio Pinar Invita onal in Orlando at 850 (-14), 19 strokes ahead of second-place Charlo e. Four Knights finished the Rio Pinar in the top-10 individually. Henriques and Schneider were named to the All-C-USA Second Team, and Reid Mar n was a conference all-freshman team selec on.
2008-09 Conference USA Champions NCAA Championship The Knights cemented one of the most impressive seasons in school history when they took the tle at the NCAA Regional in Sorrento, Fla. The team finished at 18-under 818, 11 shots ahead of top-ranked Georgia, Arizona and South Carolina, who ed for
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Head coach Bryce Wallor and the 2009-10 Conference USA Championship team.
UCF Golf Records 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 Invita onal - 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 Invita onal - 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 Invita onal - Nashville, Tenn. (April 13-16, 1990) Jason Opal (2): A-Sun Champ. - Charleston, S.C. (April 15-16, 1996), Ashworth Invita onal - San Diego, Calif. (March 10-11, 1997) John Weiss (2): Miami Beach Sun & Fun - Miami, Fla. (Oct. 20-22, 1985), UCF Invita onal - 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 Invita onal - Gainesville, Fla. (Feb. 14-15, 2009), C-USA Champ. - Sorrento, Fla. (May 14-16, 2009)
UCF Tournament Victories
Budget/UCF Golf Classic (March 12-13) Orlando, Fla.
1979-80 (1) Sunshine State Conference Championship (Feb. 16-17) Orlando, Fla.
Pepsi-USF Invita onal (March 17-19) Tampa, Fla.
1980-81 (1) Sunshine State Conference Championship (Feb. 7-8) Sebring, Fla. 1982-83 (1) Ha er Challenge (March 25-26) DeBary, Fla. 1983-84 (3) Stetson Intercollegiate (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) DeBary, Fla. Embry-Riddle Intercollegiate (Oct. 25-26) Daytona Beach, Fla. UCF Rosemont Intercollegiate (Nov. 5-7) Orlando, Fla. 1984-85 (1) Embry-Riddle Intercollegiate (Oct. 24-26) Daytona Beach, Fla. 1985-86 (1) UCF Invita onal (March 17-19) Orlando, Fla. 1986-87 (1) UCF Spring Classic (March 16-18) Orlando, Fla. 1987-88 (1) Florida Intercollegiate (Nov. 5-7) Daytona Beach, Fla. 1988-89 (2) Florida Interna onal Fun-N-Sun Intercollegiate (Nov. 14-17) Miami, Fla. 1989-90 (6) State of Florida Championship (Nov. 6-7) Miami, Fla.
Southeastern Intercollegiate (March 23-25) Montogmery, Ala. Forest Hills Invita onal (March 31-April 1) Augusta, Ga. Music City Intercollegiate (April 13-16) Nashville, Tenn. 1990-91 (3) Tournament of Champions (Oct. 7-9) Knoxville, Tenn. State of Florida Championship (Nov. 4-5) Ocala, Fla.
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 Invita onal (Feb. 25, 2008) Mike Stern (64) Rio Pinar Invita onal (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, Atlan c Sun Championship (March 19-21, 2004)
Atlan c Sun Championship (April 19-21) Buies Creek, N.C.
Southeastern Intercollegiate (March 22-24) Montgomery, Ala.
2004-05 (1) Rio Pinar Intercollegiate (Feb. 14-15) Orlando, Fla.
1991-92 (1) Pepsi Invita onal (March 13-14) Tampa, Fla.
2007-08 (2) Rio Pinar Invita onal (Feb. 25-26) Orlando, Fla.
1992-93 (1) State of Florida Championship (Nov. 5-7) Lakeland, Fla.
UK Bluegrass Invita onal (April 13-14) Lexington, Ky.
1994-95 (1) Atlan c Sun Championship (April 13-15) Perry, Ga. 1995-96 (1) Atlan c Sun Championship (April 15-16) Charleston, S.C. 1996-97 (2) Ashworth Invita onal (March 10-11) San Diego, Calif. Lonnie D. Small Intercollegiate (April 7-8) Buies Creek, N.C. 2003-04 (2) Birkdale Collegiate Classic (March 13-14) Cornelius, N.C.
2008-09 (4) The Hummingbird Intecollegiate (Nov. 3-4) Sapphire, N.C. Rio Pinar Invita onal (Feb. 23-24) Orlando, Fla. Conference USA Championship (March 19-21) Sorrento, Fla. NCAA Southeast Regional (May 14-16) Sorrento, Fla. 2009-10 (2) Rio Pinar Invita onal (March 15-16) Orlando, Fla. Conference USA Championship (April 25-27) Sorrento, Fla
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UCF PRACTICE FACILITY Members of the UCF men’s golf team have the opportunity to enhance their games close to campus at the UCF Prac ce Facility. Located at the Twin Rivers Golf Club in nearby Oviedo, the facility was opened to the Knights in 2007. Construc on on the 2,880-square foot teaching building at the loca on concluded in 2009. The building features hi ng bays and a state-of-the-art video system to analyze each player’s swing. Also, the structure houses a player’s lounge, locker room and oﬃces for the UCF coaching staﬀ. The facility is used exclusively by the men’s and women’s golf programs. The prac ce facility includes a six-acre short-game area, in addi on to a driving range. The shortgame area has a pair of pu ng greens and target greens. The area was designed and constructed by McCumber Golf, which was founded by former PGA TOUR player Mark McCumber. Construc on began in March 2007. Twin Rivers is managed by The Golf Group, an Orlando-based company that operates six courses in the area.
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WHERE THE KNIGHTS PLAY The UCF men’s golf team u lizes several courses in the Orlando area for prac ce 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 Rives Golf Club, giving the Knights unlimited access to the courses. Twin Rivers is the home to the UCF Prac ce Facility, which opened in September 2007. The Knights also enjoy playing privileges at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club and the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Lake Nona is the home of some of the world’s top golfers, including Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Annika Sorenstam. The site of the annual Isleworth Collegiate Invita onal, the Isleworth Country Club is one of the finest courses in the country. The Knights have access to play at Isleworth several mes 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 site for the PGA TOUR’s Citrus Open. The country club is the home of the Rio Pinar Invita onal.
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