Trojans Fire Lowest Round Of Kurt Schuette Era To Take Third After 36 Holes Of Waikoloa Intercollegiate

Feb. 10, 2005

Waikoloa, HI - The USC golf team shot a combined 265 in round one on Monday--the lowest team round at USC in at least 10 years--then followed up with a 278 on Tuesday as the No. 11 USC men's golf team moved into third place after 36 holes of the Waikoloa Intercollegiatte held on Waikoloa Golf Course.

USC has a total of 543, nine strokes behind Oklahoma State (534). Washington is second (542), Georgia Tech is fourth (546) and Arkansas is fifth (550).

Junior Taylor Wood shot a career-low 65 on Monday, then added a 68 in Tuesday's second round to tie for fourth (133) heading into the final 18 holes.

Six of USC's 10 individual rounds have been in the 60s.

Senior Ben Hayes has two of those rounds--a pair of 68s that tied him for 16th (136) after 36 holes.

Sophomore Joshua Wooding shot a first-round 67 and is tied for 18th along with junior Bradley Shaw, who shot a career-low 65 in the first round.

Junior Tyler Ley is tied for 50th at 142.

Oklahoma State golfers hold the top three individual spots. Tyler Loen is first (130), then Ryan Posey (131) and Alex Noren (132).

The tourney wraps up on Friday with the final 18 holes.

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