Trojans Seventh After Pac-10 Championships First Day
April 27, 2009
Senior Tom Glissmeyer is 2-over after 36 holes to lead USC's No. 3 men's golf team on the first day of the 2009 Pac-10 Championships at the Seattle (Wash.) G.C. on Monday (April 27).
USC, seeking its 19th conference title, has its work cut out for it for the next two days after finishing the day's first two rounds in seventh place at 25-over 745 (371-374) in the six-count-five format. Troy was in fifth after the first round at 11-over 371 and was within a shot of first early in the second round, but fell back toward the end of day.
Host Washington, enjoying a home-course advantage, leads the field at 5-over 725 (365-360) while fellow Northwest schools Oregon (9-over 729, 366-363) and Oregon State (15-over 735, 364-371) are second and third, respectively. ASU is fourth (737), Stanford is fifth (737), Cal is sixth (741), USC is seventh (745), Arizona and UCLA are tied for eighth (749) and Washington State (768) is 10th.
Also in play are five points in the Lexus-Gauntlet competition, the year-long, all-sports battle between USC and UCLA. The team that finishes highest at the Pac-10 Championships will secure five points for their respective school. Troy currently leads 50-40.
Glissmeyer proved USC's most consistent day-one golfer. His 2-over 146 (71-75) included USC's best round of the day.He had three first-round birdies against two bogeys and was above par on only five holes during the day.
Junior Jamie Lovemark is tied for 22nd at 4-over 148 (76-72), his 72 the best for the Trojans in the second round. Par through the front 9 of the first round, he was 4-over on the back 9. His second round featured a pair of birdies on the front 9 and two bogeys on the back.
Sophomore Matt Giles (75-75) and freshman Steve Lim (74-76) are tied for 31st at 6-over 150. Giles, the top-ranked golfer in the country, had unusual trouble finding his groove on Monday, a pair of birdies in both rounds highlighting his day. Lim had strong front 9s in both rounds, going 1-under in the first and 2-under in the second, but he was a combined 9-over on his two back 9s.
Rounding out the group was sophomore Bo DeHuff, who is tied for 48th at 10-over 154. He had six birdies on the day to offset other troubles.
Action continues Tuesday and Wednesday.