Glissmeyer Tied For 8th Halfway Through NCAA Championships

May 31, 2007

NCAA Championship Results at Golfstat.com.

Sophomore Tom Glissmeyer is tied for eighth after firing a second-round 1-under 69, again leading the No. 5 USC men's golf team as the Trojans reached the halfway point of the 2007 NCAA Championships final at the Golden Horseshoe G.C. in Williamsburg, Va., on Thursday (May 31).

USC combined for a second day 286 for a 36-hole, 15-over 575, tied for 22nd for the second day in a row. Stanford maintained its first-round lead and now stands at 7-under 553, one stroke ahead of second-place Minnesota. USC is five shots back of 15th-place Michigan State, which is of note because only the top 15 teams out of the 30-school field advance to the final round on Saturday.

The Trojans, who won the 2007 Pac-10 team title and tied for third at the NCAA West Regional, were never able to make an uphill push on the leaderboard during the second round after being one of the first teams to tee off on Thursday.

As he did on Wednesday. Glissmeyer was USC's top performer, turning in his fourth straight sub-70 round and the 11th on the season. Starting on the 10th hole with the rest of the squad, Glissmeyer posted all pars on the front 9. He bogeyed the 10th hole but came back to birdie 6 and 8 for his 1-under.

With a 3-under 137 through 36 holes, he is five strokes behind individual leader Bronson LaCassie (132) of Minnesota and three back of second-place Jon Curran (134) of Vanderbilt.

Freshmen Rory Hie and Jamie Lovemark both carded 1-over 71s on Thursday. Hie is tied for 44th at 2-ver 142 (71-71) while Lovemark is tied for 58th at 3-over 143 (72-71).

Hie was par on his front 9 after starting his day with a pair of bogeys, only to get the strokes back with birdies on 13 and 17. He remained at par until the 7th hole, which he birdied, but a double bogey a hole later sent him to 1-over for the round.

Lovemark was sluggish on the front 9 with three bogeys and a double bogey, offset only by a birdie on 13. But the freshman, ranked No. 1 by Golfweek.com, settled down somewhat on the back 9, knocking in an eagle on the par 5 6th hole in addition to birdies on the 4th, 8th and 9th hole. He also bogeyed twice more to finish the back 9 at 3-under, 1-over for the round and maintaining his streak of 12 straight rounds of 72 or lower.

Senior Jordan Nasser is tied for 150th at 13-over 153 after a second-round 75 while senior Joshua Wooding is 153rd at 154 after a second-round 76. Both were only 1-over after the front 9, but neither could get much going on the back 9.

Play continues at 7 a.m. (EDT) on Friday (June 1). USC is paired with Arizona State and Tulsa, starting at 1:07 p.m. (EDT).

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