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).

Senior Joshua Wooding is positioned for his best finish of the season, tied for 14th with a 151 (78-73, +9) while fellow senior Jordan Nasser is tied for 20th with a 152 (73-79, +10).

Sophomore Tom Glissmeyer and freshman Rory Hie finished with identical rounds of 76 and 81 for a 157 (+15), tied for 40th.

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.

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