Men's Golf Finishes Second At The Ridges Intercollegiate

Sept. 9, 2001

Johnson City, Tenn. - Junior David Oh shot a career-low 208 to lead the USC men's golf team to a second place finish at The Ridges Intercollegiate held at The Ridges Golf Club in Johnson City, Tenn., on Sept. 8-9.

USC, the defending Pac-10 champion, shot a 13-under-par 851 to finish 10 strokes back of team title winner Texas Christian (841). The Trojans were paced by a tourney-record-tying 274 in the second round. Oklahoma was third (857), followed by South Carolina (858) and Auburn (860).

Oh shot a career-low 65 in the second round and finished eight under on his way to a fifth-place showing in the individual standings. It's the first career top five tournament finish for the junior from Cerritos, Calif., who ended just four strokes back of individual champ Steve Shuert of Texas Christian (204). Adam Robinson, also of Texas Christian, was second (206), followed by Martin Flores of Oklahoma (207) and Bill Haas of Wake Forest (207).

The Trojans also picked up strong showing from junior Chris Botsford, who wound up 10th (his first-ever top 10 finish) with a score of 213, including a career-low 68 final round. Meanwhile, three USC freshman had stellar debuts: Ben Hayes tied for 13th, shooting two rounds of 70 to finish with a total of 215, while fellow Nico Bollini tied for 37th with a score of 220 (including a 68 second round) and James Choi tied for 48th with a score of 223.

USC is next in action at the University of New Mexico's Tucker Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, NM, on Sept. 21-22.

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