Men's Golf Signs Two For 2002-2003

Nov. 21, 2001

Los Angeles - Prep All-Americans Taylor Wood and Tyler Ley have signed letters of intent to attend USC, director of golf Kurt Schuette announced today.

Wood, who hails from Laguna Niguel, Calif., was the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times Player of the Year as a junior at Rancho Santa Margarita High. He also earned American Junior Golf Association All-American honors and is currently ranked 20th in the junior Golfweek/Titleist Rankings. Highlights of his young career include winning first place at the U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying at Glendora Country Club in June, 2001, where he shot a course record 62 in the first round. He has five top 10 finishes under his belt on the AJGA national junior tour and six Southern California PGA junior tour wins. Wood chose USC over UCLA, UNLV, Arizona and Arizona State.

Ley, from Santa Barbara, Calif., is another AJGA All-American and a member of the San Marcos High squad that won the state championship last June. In the CIF finals last April, Ley took second individually with a score of 67. He also won the AJGA La Purisima tournament in July with a 54-hole score of 214 (72-73-69). In August, he tied for fourth at the AJGA San Diego tournament. Ley chose USC over UCLA and UC Santa Barbara.

Said Schuette: 'We're very pleased with both signings. We feel these are both players that will compete for traveling spots next year and will be great additions to our already talented and deep team. We feel fortunate to have signed both of these players, since they were recruited by many of the top schools in the West. We feel both of these players will add to the character and chemistry of the team. They are both quality students and individuals, in addition to being great competitors.'

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