Men's Golf Tied For 10th After First Day of NCAA Regionals

May 16, 2002

The No. 7 USC men's golf team finished tied for 10th (with Pacific) with a total of 294 after the first day of the 2002 NCAA West Regional Championships on Thursday (May 16) at the University of New Mexico's Championship Course (Par 72, 7,368 yards) in Albuquerque, N.M.

USC senior Kevin Stadler, the 2002 Pac-10 Men's Golfer of the Year, was Troy's highest finisher on Thursday, shooting a par 72 that included five birdies. Junior Chris Botsford was one back of Stadler with a 73 that featured five birdies.

Junior David Oh shot a 74, sophomore Scott Oxandaboure shot a 75 while freshman Ben Hayes shot a 76.

Texas finished the first day in first at 285 with San Diego State at 289.

Individually, Stadler finished tied for 18th while Botsford was tied for 27th and Oh was tied for 36th.

The top 10 teams and top two individuals from the 54-hole tournament will advance to the 2002 NCAA Championships to be held in Columbus, Ohio, on May 29-June 1.

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