Men's Golf In First After Two Rounds Of Cleveland Golf Classic

March 4, 2002

Westlake Village, Calif. - Freshman Ben Hayes shot two rounds of even-par 71 on Monday to lead the No. 10 USC men'sgolf team into the top spot with one round to go at the 25th annual Cleveland Golf Classic held at North Ranch Country Club.

The Trojans shot a two-round total of 581, two strokes ahead of Oregon (583). Washington is third (586), followed by Fresno State (587) and California (592).

Hayes is tied for second individually with Nick Watney of Fresno State with a score of 142, three strokes behind overall leader Brock Mackenzie of Washington. Senior Kevin Stadler shot a second-round 68 to draw even with Pepperdine's Jason Allred in fourth place with a score of 143.

Also for USC, junior David Oh is tied for 27th (150), junior Chris Botsford is tied for 32nd (151) and freshman Nico Bollini is tied for 42nd (152).

The Trojan 'Gold' team is in 16th place overall with a score of 636. Sophomore Roderick Staunton is tied for 53rd (154), junior Scott Oxandaboure is tied for 70th (158), freshman James Choi is tied for 72nd (159), junior Gordon Fraser is in 78th (165) and sophomore John Callaghan is 80th (169).

The most exciting highlight of the day was by David Schultz of New Mexico, who sank a hole-in-one on the 17th tee of the first round.

The Cleveland Golf Classic finishes up on Tuesday, Mar. 5, with the final round beginning with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start off the 1st and 10th tees.

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