No. 7 Trojans To Wrap Up Fall Slate At CordeValle Collegiate

Nov. 3, 2006

The USC men's golf team, currently ranked No. 7 by Golfword.com and featuring Golfweek.com's No. 1 rated golfer in freshman Jamie Lovemark, will look for its third top two finish in four tournaments when it plays at the CordeValle Intercollegiate at the CordeValle G.C., in San Mateo, Calif., Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 6-7).

Lovemark has been USC's top golfer during the fall slate of events. Already on the watch list for the 2007 Ben Hogan Award, which goes to the nation's top men's golfer, Lovemark won his first career collegiate title with an eight-stroke win at the 2006 Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge in October. The title was USC's first since Ben Hayes won to kick off the 2004-2005 season and was Troy's first by a freshman since Hunter Mahan won back-to-back events in the fall of 2000.

Lovemark was also third at the Inverness Intercollegiate and tied for 13th at The Prestige at PGA West. He has already posted two rounds in the 60s this season, a 66 at The Prestige and a 67 at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge.

Senior Jordan Nasser has finished in the top 30 in each event this season. He tied for 29th in the opener, tied for 27th at PGA West and tied for 28th most recently. Five of his nine rounds have been 74 or lower.

Senior Joshua Wooding is coming off his best finish of the season, a tie for 11th at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge. He has four rounds of 74 or lower in his last six, including a season-low 71 at The Prestige.

Freshman Rory Hie tied for 20th at the Inverness, tied for 48th at The Prestige and tied for 37th most recently.

Sophomore Tom Glissmeyer posted a season-best fifth in USC's win at the Inverness Intercollegiate. His season-low 70 came at The Prestige and he tied for 39th at USC's most recent tournament.

The field for this year's CordeValle Collegiate is as follows, with USC's head-to-head record this year against each school in parentheses: No. 4 UCLA (0-2), Arizona, Arkansas, Augusta State, California (1-0), No. 15 Coastal Carolina (1-0), Lamar, Northwestern (1-0), Notre Dame (1-0), Oklahoma, Pepperdine, Santa Clara, South Carolina, No. 10 Stanford (1-1), No. 24 Texas Christina, USC and No. 25 Washington (1-0).

Play will begin with a 36-hole shotgun start at 7 a.m. (PST) on Monday (Nov. 6). Teams will begin play 18 holes of play off the 1st and 10th tees at 7 a.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 7). Host UCLA won the event last year.

Results will be available at Golfstat.com.

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