Wood Leads Trojans At Big 10-Pac-10 Challenge

Oct. 3, 2005

The USC men's golf team, led by senior Taylor Wood's 2-under performance, is in 11th place after the first day of the Big Ten-Pac-10 Challenge at the Glen Club in Glenville, Ill., on Monday (Oct. 3).

Play was suspended due to darkness before all 14 teams completed play on Monday, though the Trojans were among the teams to finish. The remainder of the second round will begin Tuesday's action before the final round commences.

USC shot rounds of 293 and 297 for a combined 590, 17 shots back of leaders Minnesota and Arizona State, though the Gophers still must complete the second round.

Wood carded rounds of 73 (+1) and 69 (-3) to finish tied for eighth overall at 142. Fellow senior Bradley Shaw posted a 72 (even) and a 75 (+3) for a 147 (tied for 28th) while senior Tyler is tied for 50th after rounds of 74 and 76 (150, +6).

Wood's first round featured four birdies and five bogeys, though two of the birdies were on 16 and 18. Combine that with three birdies among 15 pars in the second round, Wood was 5-under on his final 21 holes. Shaw was +2 after 15 holes in the first round but eagled the 16th hole to draw to par.

Freshman Ryan Linton made his USC debut, shooting rounds of 75 and 77 for a 152 (+8), tied for 55th. Junior Joshua Wooding posted a 74 in the first round, but didn't compete in the second.

For complete results, go to www.golfstat.com.

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