Hie 62 Breaks USC Single-Round Record At UH-HILO Intercollegeate

Feb. 7, 2008

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Sophomore Rory Hie fired a school-record 62 while fellow second-year Trojan Jamie Lovemark is tied for first place at 9-under after a second-round 65 to lead the USC men's golf team on the second day of the 18-team, 54-hole UH-Hilo Intercollegiate at the Waikoloa (Hawaii) G.C. on Thursday (Feb. 7).

USC is in third place with a combined 544 (274-270), six strokes back of first-place Stanford (538) and one back of second-place Arizona State (543).

Hie's 62 breaks the USC school record of 63, shared by Lovemark (2007 NCAA Championships West Regional at Karsten G.C.) and Hunter Mahan (2000 Jerry Pate Intercollegiate at Old Overton G.C.). Former Trojan Dick Cunningham also posted a 63 at the 1949 Catalina Island Tournament, but it was on a par 64 course. Hie moved into a tie for seventh-place at 7-under 133 (71-62).

The Pac-10 record for lowest round is shared at 60 by Washington's Brock Mackenzie (2003, Eugene C.C.) and Arizona State's Paul Casey (1999, Broadmoor G.C.)

Lovemark followed his first-round 66 with a 65 (his two lowest rounds of the season) for a two-day 131. He is tied for first with Arizona State's Jesper Kennegard, whose shot a second-round 63.

Freshman Matthew Giles (68-73), playing in his first event as a Trojan, is tied for 43rd with junior teammate Tom Glissmeyer (69-72) at 1-over 141. Freshman Tim Sluiter is tied for 70th at 5-over 145 (74-71).

Competition wraps up on Friday.

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