Trojans Shatter Team Scoring Record On Way to Third Place At Waikoloa Intercollegiate

Feb. 12, 2005

Waikoloa, Hawaii - The No. 11 USC men's golf squad shot a third-round 267 on Friday to finish with a school-record score of 810 (-54) over 54 holes while placing third at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate held at Waikoloa Golf Club.

The score shattered the record of 832 (-32) set at the 2003 Thunderbird Invitational.

Oklahoma State won the team title, nine strokes ahead of USC at 801. Georgia Tech was second (808), Washington was fourth (816) and Arkansas fifth (826).

The Trojans shot a 265 in the first round, which was the lowest round by a USC team in over 10 years.

USC junior Taylor Wood shot a final-round 67 to complete the best individual performance of his career. Wood fired a 65 and a 68 in the first two rounds and ended up at 16 under par (200)--a career-low score for 54 holes. He ended up sixth in the individual race, five strokes behind Tyler Leon of Oklahoma State (195).

Every member of the USC squad had career highlights, as sophomore Joshua Wooding shot a personal-low 203, including rounds of 67 and 66 to finish tied for 11th. Senior Ben Hayes shot a career-low 205, with rounds of 68, 68 and 69, to tie for 19th. Junior Tyler Ley shot a career-low 65 in the final round and ended up tied for 24th (207), while junior Bradley Shaw also nailed a career-low 65 in the first round on his way to a tie for 54th (212).

The Trojans are next in action at the USC Intercollegiate at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif., on Feb. 28-March 1.

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