Cougars Find Tough Competition at USC Collegiate Invitational

March 6, 2007

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - After a promising first day of play junior Jordan Mason did not compete in the second day of competition for the Cougars in the USC Collegiate Invitational played at the par-71, 6,900 yards North Ranch Community College golf course.

Freshman Kevin Tucker achieved the highest finish for the Cougars in a tie for 58th. Tucker shot a season low of 75 in the third round of play to give him a final score of 15-over 228. Senior Chris Collins finished the tournament in a tie for 61st. Collins completed the second day of competition with an overall score of 17-over 230.

The final two Cougar participants, freshmen Austin Hurt and Nick Grigsby, finished in 75th and 80th respectively. The Cougars faced remarkable opponents in the tournament, including first-ranked Stanford and fifth-ranked USC.

The Cougars finished the tournament in 15th place following a final round score of 322 that landed them at 70-over 922. Stanford dominated the field while holding onto its lead throughout the final 18 holes. The Cardinal took the team title finishing at 4-under 848. USC placed second at 1-over 853.

The men's team returns to action at the Border Olympics at Houston, Texas, March 16-17.

USC Collegiate Invitational
March 5-6, 2007
Par-71, 6,900 yards
North Ranch Community College golf course
Westlake Village, Calif.
Rounds 3 of 3

WSU Results: T58. Kevin Tucker (76-77-75--228, +15), T61. Chris Collins (72-75-83--230, +17), 75. Austin Hurt (79-79-77--235, +22), 80. Nick Grigsby (83-75-87--245, +32)

Top Five Players: 1. Rory Hie, USC (69-68-71--208, -5), T2. Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount (69-67-74--210, -3), T2. Jamie Lovemark, USC (72-64-74--210, -3), T4. James Allenby, Oregon State (69-73-69--211, -2), T4. Philip Pettitt, University of Tennessee (67-70-74--211, -2), T4. Daniel Summerhays, BYU (72-71-68--211, -2)

Team Results: 1. Stanford (284-285-279--848, -4), 2. USC (291-277-285--853, +1), 3. University of Tennessee (284-290-294--868, +16), 4. UCLA (281-289-300--870, +18), 5. BYU (291-295-287--873, +21), 6. Coastal Carolina (294-299-285--878, +26), 7. University of California (288-297-295--880, +28), T8. Pepperdine (288-301-294--883, +31), T8. University of Oklahoma (292-298-293--883, +31), 10. TCU (297-293-294--884, +32), 11. Texas Tech (299-296-292--887, +35), 12. Oregon State (294-298-298--890, +38), 13. University of Oregon (294-305-292--891, +39), 14. Loyola Marymount (292-299-301--892, +40), 15. WSU (303-297-322--922, +70)

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