Giles, Sluiter Tie For Fourth At U.S. Intercollegiate
April 19, 2009
USC began and finished the day in second. Troy combined for the second-lowest round of the day and finished the 54-hole event at 21-under 819 (277-268-274). The Trojans, who have finished outside the top five only once this year, couldn't overcome a blazing Washington team that won with a 36-under 804.
In the final event before the conference championships, it was fitting that the top 6 teams were all from the Pac-10. Behind Washington and USC, ASU was third (824) with host Stanford fourth (829), UCLA fifth (831) and Cal sixth (842).
Giles, who carded his eighth and ninth rounds in the 60s on Saturday, finished at 8-under 202 (68-63-71) after a 1-over final round. The tie for fourth was his sixth top 7 finish of the season and fifth in the top 4.
Sluiter, who entered the event with two rounds in the 60s this season, carded three this weekend to finish at 8-under 202 (69-67-66). His final round included six birdies, including four on a 3-under back 9.
Senior Tom Glissmeyer (70-69-69) and freshman Steve Lim (70-70-68) tied 18th at 2-under 208. Glissmeyer, in his fifth top 20 finish, opened on fire and was 4-under after 9 holes before finishing 1-under. Lim was 1-under both going out and coming home in his third top 20 finish.
Junior Jamie Lovemark tied for 34th at 2-over 212 (70-69-73).
The 2009 Pac-10 Championships are set for April 27-29 at the Seattle (Wash.) G.C.