Lovemark's 66 Leads Troy At The Prestige
Oct. 17, 2006
Freshman Jamie Lovemark's 6-under 66 was the low round of the day among a 15-team field as he again led the No. 1 Trojans in the final round at The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., on Tuesday (Oct. 17).
USC finished with a combined 877 (294-303-280, +13), tied for fifth, its final round tying tournament winner Stanford for low team round. Stanford won the event with a 54-hole 849 (-15).
Lovemark was USC's highest finisher for the second straight tournament. After finishing third at the Inverness Intercollegiate, he tied for 13th this week in part thanks to his final round 66 that was USC's lowest 18-hole score since Joshua Wooding's 66 on Feb. 10, 2005, at the Taylor Made Intercollegiate.
Lovemark, rated No. 1 by Golfweek.com heading into this week, began play on the 9th hole and, after a bogey on the 10th, was near flawless. He birdied the 11th, 12th and 13th holes as well as the 18th, 2nd, 6th and 8th holes.
He finished with a combined 214 (-2), seven shots back of Stanford's Zack Miller (207).
Senior Jordan Nasser was USC's next highest finisher, tying for 27th (222, +6) after a tournament-best 71 to close out play.
Sophomore Tom Glissmeyer and Wooding tied for 44th (226, +10). Glissmeyer improved upon his first- and second-round 78s with a final-round 70 (-2) while Wooding rebounded from his second-round 82 with a third-round 73 (+1). Glissmeyer, teeing off on the 12th hole to start play, was 2-over after eight holes, but birdied four of the next 10.
Freshman Rory Hie rounded out the Trojans' efforts with a 77 for a three-day 228 (+12), tying for 48th.