The UCF men’s golf team, along with Texas Tech, co-hosted the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Windermere Oct. 18 through Oct. 20.
The three-day, 72-hole tournament was the team’s fourth event of the season. It was also the toughest test in terms of competitors that the team has faced all season.
UCF finished behind six teams ranked inside the NCAA’s Top 25 as it took 14th out of 15 teams. First-place finisher No. 3 Illinois and second-place finisher No. 8 Arizona State were separated by just four strokes.
Sophomore Manuel Elvira led the Knights, shooting 8-over par and finishing tied for 34th. Sophomore Juuso Kahlos was next best for the Knights as he tied for 37th with 9 over. Each finished ahead of South Carolina’s Carter Jenkins, who is currently the No. 6 player in NCAA men’s golf.
Freshman Donnie Trosper, who had led UCF in scoring in its previous three tournaments, tied for 63rd, shooting a 17-over par after a second-round score of 12 over set him back. Freshman Andrew Arft tied for 66th with a 19-over par. Freshman Thomas Le Berre rounded out the Knights in 72nd, shooting 21 over in the 75-player event.
The Knights will wrap up fall-semester action Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 in Estero, Florida at the Homewood Suites FGCU Invitational.
Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @JarrodHeil or email him at JarrodH@CentralFloridaFuture.com.