No. 10 Men's Golf Hosts 25th Annual Cleveland Golf Classic

March 1, 2002

THE FACTS--The No. 10 USC men's golf team will host the Cleveland Golf Classic on Mar. 3-4 at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif. In addition to defending Pac-10 champion USC, the other 14 teams in the tournament are No. 9 Fresno State, No. 14 Washington, No. 17 New Mexico, No. 20 Pepperdine, Alabama-Birmingham, Arizona State, Arkansas, Brigham Young, California, Houston, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford and UCLA. Play begins with 36 holes on Monday, Mar. 3, beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start and concludes on Tuesday, Mar. 4, with the final round beginning at 7:30 a.m. off the first and 10th tees.

LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT--Arizona State won the Cleveland Golf Classic for the second straight year, shooting 581 in a rain-shortened tournament to finish six strokes ahead of TCU. David Yarnes of Oregon State won the individual title with a two-under-par 142.

SO FAR THIS YEAR--The Trojans are off to a good start in 2001-2002, with three second place finishes under their belts, along with three other top 10 finishes. Senior Kevin Stadler leads the team with a 71.3 stroke average, followed by junior David Oh at 72.0 and freshman Nico Bollini at 72.6.

LIVE SCORING--The Cleveland Golf Classic will feature live scoring and can be monitored through either Golfstat.com or usctrojans.com.

ABOUT THE CLEVELAND GOLF CLASSICOne of the premier tournaments in collegiate golf, the Cleveland Golf Classic is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The prestigious North Ranch Country Club, which hosted the 1988 NCAA Championship, is a par-71 course with a course rating of 73.0. Tournament director C.W. Johnson oversees the event, which has seen the participation of some of the biggest names in golf, including Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, John Daly, Billy Mayfair, Willie Wood, Andrew Magee, Dan Forsman, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Bob Tway, Duffy Waldorf, Scott Verplank, Brian Henninger and Tiger Woods.

Golfweek Top 20 Teams1 Georgia Tech2 Wake Forest3 Clemson4 Oklahoma State5 Florida6 Texas7 Tennessee8 Texas Christian9 Fresno State10 USC11 Auburn12 Georgia13 Oklahoma14 Washington15 Toledo16 South Carolina17 New Mexico18 Virginia Tech19 Baylor20 Pepperdine

* as of 2/25/02

Golfweek Top 20 Individuals1 D. J. Trahan, Clemson2 Bill Haas, Wake Forest3 Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech4 Hunter Mahan, Okla. St.5 Ryan Hybl, Georgia6 Graeme McDowell, UAB7 Camilo Villegas, Florida8 Bubba Dickerson, Florida9 Brendan De Jonge, Va Tech.10 Oliver Wilson, Augusta St.11 David Skinns, Tennessee12 Nick Watney, Fresno State13 Kevin Haefner, Auburn14 Anders Hultman, Okla. St.15 Dustin Bray, North Carolina16 Jason Hartwick, Texas17 Geoffrey Harris, Old Dominion18 Kris Mikkelsen, Georgia Tech19 Lee Williams, Auburn20 Kevin Stadler, USC

USC Championships Under Kurt Schuette

TeamApr. 29, 2001 Pac-10 Championships (Stanford, CA)Jan. 30, 2001 Ping Arizona Intercollegiate (Tucson, AZ)Oct. 10, 2000 Taylor Made Red River Classic (Dallas, TX)Feb. 1, 2000 Univ. of Arizona 'Ping Intercollegiate (Tucson, AZ)April 26, 1997 U.S. Intercollegiate (Palo Alto, CA)April 8, 1997 Southwestern Intercollegiate (Westlake Village, CA)March 4, 1997 Aldila Collegiate Classic (San Diego, CA)Feb. 4, 1997 Ping Arizona Intercollegiate (Tucson, AZ)Sept. 30, 1995 Fresno Lexus Golf Classic (Fresno, CA)April 11, 1995 Western Intercollegiate (Santa Cruz, CA)

IndividualNov. 11, 2001 Long Cove Invitational, (Hilton Head, SC) David Oh - 68-69-69--206Jan. 30, 2001 Ping Arizona Intercollegiate (Tucson, AZ) Alex Kuyumjian - 68-67-71--206Oct. 10, 2000 Taylor Made Red River Classic (Dallas, TX) Hunter Mahan - 72-65-67--204Oct. 3, 2000 Windon-Memorial Classic (Lake Forest, Ill) Hunter Mahan - 72-68-73--213March 11, 1997 Oregon Duck Invitational (Eugene, OR) Chad Wright - 73-71--144 (playoff)March 4, 1997 Aldila Collegiate Classic (San Diego, CA) Chad Wright - 66-73-74--213 (playoff)Feb. 4, 1997 Ping Arizona Intercollegiate (Tucson, AZ) Roger Tambellini - 73-66-66--205Oct. 29, 1996 Savane College All-America Golf Classic (El Paso, TX) Chad Wright - 72-69-71--212 (playoff)Feb. 14, 1996 Mauna Kea Invitational (Kohala Coast, HI) Roger Tambellini - 65-72-69--206Sept. 16, 1995 USA vs. Japan 'Topy Cup' (Tanagura, Japan) Brian Hull - 67-74-71--212

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