By Sean Martin, Golfweek
Greg Eason was one poor tee shot from making history for Central Florida on Friday.
The UCF junior from England made nine birdies and no bogeys on his first 17 holes at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. He would've shot a new school record if he had parred his final hole, the par-4 ninth. A birdie would've given him a 10-under 60.
Instead, he hit his tee shot in the water, made double-bogey and finished with a 63.
Eason has a six-shot lead over teammate Ricardo Gouveia in the individual race. Eason is at 12-under 128 after shooting 65-63. He has only two over-par holes in his first two rounds at Karsten. He made bogey at the par-4 15th in the first round, and double-bogey at his final hole Friday. Eason had birdied Nos. 7 and 8 before closing his round with double at No. 9.
Gouveia is in second place after shooting 68-66 in the first two rounds. UCF's 272 Friday was the low team score of the day even though Eason and Gouveia were the only two Knights to break par Friday.
"We had 24 birdies among our four scores that counted," Central Florida head coach Bryce Wallor said. "That's a lot of quality shots and good putts. We did a lot of good stuff today. We were fortunate that we went out at 7 a.m. with fresh greens and no wind."