The UCF men's golf team is composed of eight players representing six countries. Three members of the worldly team flocked to the United Kingdom on Monday to participate in the 120th British Amateur Championship.

Graduating senior Linus Vaisanen and juniors Federico Zucchetti and Ryan Stovash were among the 288 players invited to the prestigious tournament which is rooted back to 1885.

The first round consisted of stroke-play, with 64 players who posted the lowest scores through two 18-hole rounds advancing to the first round of match-play.

Stovash was the only Knight to make the 64-player cut and did so by shooting 1-over and tying for 49th. He recorded a 5-over 77 before evening out his play, shooting a 4-under 66 in the second round.

The No. 691 amateur golfer in the world, according to the World Amateur Golf Ranking, was one of 12 Americans invited to the tournament and one of five to make the cut.

Stovash fell 3&2, which means he was down three holes with just two remaining, in the first round of match-play to Scotland-native Greig Marchbank, who is the No. 166 amateur golfer in the world.

Vaisanen and Zucchetti both tied for 210th, carding 9-over through 36 holes.

The Finnish native, Vaisanen, is the No. 194 amateur golfer in the world and led UCF in scoring average during the 2014-15 season with 72.7 strokes per 18 holes.

Zucchetti is the No. 262 amateur golfer in the world. The Italian native is a recent recipient of the 2015 St. Andrews Links Trophy and the Giuseppe Silva Trophy after earning back-to-back wins during the first week of June.

The Knights swing back into action in September.


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