The Knights fired on all cylinders through the three-day FAU Slomin Autism Invite in Lake Worth, and came out on top of the pack as they recorded their first win of the 2014-15 season.

UCF sophomore Ryan Stovash led the Knights for the third-consecutive event, but this time he led the entire field as well. He carded a 5-under 208 through the 54-hole event, three strokes fewer than the second-place finisher.

Five Knights, including Stovash, combined for a final score of 11-over to take home the win.

Sophomore Federico Zucchetti and senior Linus Vaisanen each finished within the top-20 in the 114-player tournament. Zucchetti tied for 10th at 3-over 216 and Vaisanen's 6-over par was good enough to put him in a tie for 17th.

Freshman Manuel Elvira finished one stroke back of his latter teammate at 7-over 220, which put him into a tie at 26th.

Senior Jose Joia rounded out the Knights tied for 47th with an 11-over 224.

UCF's previous-best finish came during its second tournament of the season. It placed second at the Hartford Hawks Invitational in South Kent Conn on Sept. 23.

The Knights will travel to Augusta, Georgia, April 4 to take part in the 36-hole 3M Augusta Invitational. It's their final tournament before the American Athletic Conference Championships begin on April 26.


Jarrod Heil is a Senior Staff Writer for the Central Florida Future. Find him on Twitter@JHeil11.