Trojans Need To Make Charge Following NCAA Chanpionships First Round
May 26, 2009
Senior Tom Glissmeyer and sophomore Matt Giles both turned in 3-over 74s to lead the USC men's golf team, which faces an uphill battle after the first day of the 2009 NCAA Championship on Tuesday (May 26) at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.
USC is tied for 22nd after a combined 21-over 305, 17 strokes out of first place. Upon completion of 54 holes, the top eight teams in the 30-team field will advance to a match-play tournament to decide the national champion. The Trojans are currently 11 strokes outside the top 8.
Troy had the unfortunate luck of being among the final teams to start and finish play. While weather was fairly mild most of the day, USC was among the schools that had to battle increasing winds toward the end of the first round.
Glissmeyer and Giles are tied for 41st. Giles was 2-under after five holes and was only 1-over with four holes to go before finishing 3-over.
Glissmeyer opened with eight straight pars before a bogey on his ninth hole. He was 2-over on the way back.
The Trojans will be paired with South Carolina and Stanford on Wednesday (May 27) for the second day in row and will tee off at 8:35 a.m. EDT. Rains are expected throughout the day in Toledo.