Lovemark Leads Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge After 36 Holes
Oct. 23, 2006
The USC men's golf team, currently ranked No. 14 by Golfweek.com, was led by No. 10 ranked golfer Jamie Lovemark on a long first day of the 2006 Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge on Monday (Oct. 23) at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore.
Lovemark led the 60-man field with a par 142 (70-72) after 36 holes, which took about 11 hours to complete. His opening round 70 tied for tops in the first round. Lovemark holds a three-stroke lead over Wisconsin's Jeff Kaiser (75-70, 145, +3). The Trojan frosh finished third in USC's first tournament of the season and 13th in the second.
The Trojans are tied for third overall with a 600 (+32) after rounds of 295 and 305, the latter of which was made difficult by strong winds. UCLA leads with a 594 and is followed by Wisconsin (596) and tied USC and Stanford. Washington is fifth (302).
The tournament will finish with an 18-hole round beginning with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 24).
Complete results will be available at www.goducks.com.