DADE CITY, Fla. — No. 16 UCF won the South Florida Invitational on Tuesday. The Knight’s 854 (-10) was good enough for a six-stroke lead on second-place No. 22 Georgia.
Third-place Kentucky finished 14 strokes behind the Knights. UCF held the lead at the end of play each day.
For the second-consecutive tournament, Brad Schneider posted the Knight’s best individual score. Schneider’s 212 (-4) earned him third place. He finished one stroke behind co-medalists Justin Dorward of Louisville and Chris Pledger of Arkansas State.
Bouncing back in day three was Jose Joia with a bogey-free final 12 holes, which included three birdies. The performance helped Joia finish at 70 (-2) for the day. He posted the best round of any Knight on Tuesday and finished the tournament tied for fifth.
Ricardo Gouveia and Greg Eason both shot a 71 (-1). Each recorded a team-high six birdies.
Showing great resiliency was Kyle Wilshire. Three of his four bogeys were succeeded by birdies.