Trojans Finish 2nd At CordeValle Intercollegiate
Nov. 7, 2006
The No. 7 USC men's golf team posted its third top two finish in four starts this season, freshman Jamie Lovemark turned in his third top three finish and senior Joshua Wooding tied his lowest round ever as USC combined to go 19-under on the final day of the CordeValle Intercollegiate at the CordeValle G.C., in San Mateo, Calif., on Tuesday (Nov. 7).
The Trojans finished with a combined 836 (-28) after a team round of 269 (-19) on Tuesday. As hot as USC was, Stanford was one stroke hotter on the day and enabled the Cardinal to improve upon its second-round lead and finish with a first-place 822 (-42). Arizona completed the Pac-10 sweep of the top three spots with an 841 (-23) for third.
Lovemark complemented his first-round 69 and his second-round 68 with a 5-under 67 on Tuesday for a 54-hole 204 (-12) to finish third. Stanford teammates Rob Grube and Zach Miller tied for first at 202.
Lovemark, ranked first in the nation by Golfweek.com, turned in his third, fourth and fifth sub-70 rounds for the young season. He had seven birdies and two bogeys on the day and birdied the 16th hole for the third time in three tries.
Wooding out-did Lovemark on Tuesday, firing a 7-under 65, which included eight birdies and an eagle on the 15th hole for the second round in a row. The 65, tying his previous USC best set during his freshman season, gave him a three-round 213 (-3), and helped Wooding rise from a tie for 63rd to a tie for 19th. The finish gave him back to back top 20 results.
Sophomore Tom Glissmeyer and freshman Rory Hie tied for 12th at 211 (-5), giving each of them their second top 20 finishes on the year. Glissmeyer carded his second 69 (-3) in a row after an opening round 73 while Hie finished with a 4-under 68 to go with his first-round 72 and second-round 71. Hie had five birdies today, Glissmeyer four.
Senior Jordan Nasser rounded out the Trojans' efforts with a 74 (+2) for a three-day 218 (+2), tied for 43rd in the 87-person season.