History was made Saturday at the University of Central Florida after UCF student became the first Knight ever to win an individual NCAA Regional title.
UCF junior Greg Eason took home the title at the NCAA Tempe Regional, held at Arizona State’s Karsten Golf Course. In addition to Eason’s victory, the Knights tied for second as a team to advance to the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year and the sixth in program history.
“I picked a lot of good targets and was lucky enough to hit the targets,” Eason said. “I putted really well out there. With no wind, the ball goes a long way out here. I was a little conservative today, but tried to be aggressive as well. I managed to hit a lot of good shots and holed a lot of putts on the first two days.”
The UCF men’s golf coach said Eason has been working and playing well and performed well at the regional event.
“Greg has been building all spring,” UCF head coach Bryce Wallor said. “He just continues to play well. He had a great round of golf yesterday and a very steady day today.”
The Knights will move on the NCAA Championship, which will be held May 28-June 2 in Atlanta, Ga.
NCAA Tempe Regional Championship
1. UCLA 268-273-269=810 (-30)
t2. UCF 280-274-273=827 (-13)
t2. Georgia 280-272-275=827 (-13)
4. Texas A&M 280-277-272=829 (-11)
5. Arizona State 284-274-274=832 (-8)
1. Greg Eason 65-63-70=198 (-12)
t2. Ricardo Gouveia 69-69-64=202 (-8)
t30. Kyle Wilshire 71-73-68=212 (+2)
t41. Jose Joia 76-70-69=215 (+5)
t68. Michael Visacki 78-76-72=226 (+16)