USC In Third At ASU Thunderbird
April 14, 2007
Freshman Rory Hie carded a 69 to remain tied for third while the No. 5 USC men's golf team ended the second round alone in third at the 2007 ASU Thunderbird Invitational on Saturday (April 14) at the Karsten G.C. in Tempe, Ariz.
USC, one stroke back after the first round, fell a bit off the pace with a combined 285 for a two-day combined 563 (-13), but still within reach of first-place Oregon. The Ducks extended their first-day lead to five strokes with a combined 556 with Texas A&M in second (561). Host and No. 18 Arizona State and 2006 event winner Arizona are tied in fourth (564).
Hie followed his first-round 67 with a second-round 69 for a two-day 136 (-8). He posted five birdies on the day, including three on the back 9. He is five shots back of Oregon's Derik Sipe (131) and three behind New Mexico's Charlie Beljan (133). He is tied with San Diego State's Aaron Goldberg.
Sophomore Ryan Linton, entered in the draw as an individual whose results do not count toward USC's team totals, is tied for 23rd at 143 (-1). He turned in a second-round 73 that included three birdies.
Sophomore Tom Glissmeyer improved two strokes with a second-round 1-under 71 for a two-day 144 (E) that left him tied for 30th. He had four birdies on the day, a double bogey on the 18th hole the only real misstep.
Senior Jordan Nasser is tied for 45th after a second-round 74 gave him a two-day 146 (+2). He had three birdies on the afternoon.
Play concludes Sunday at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start.