Trojans Fourth After Mauna Lani First Round
Feb. 3, 2010
The No. 16 USC men's golf team, led by junior Matt Giles, finished in fourth place out of 22 teams after the first round of the 20th annual Mauna Lani Invitational in Kohala Coast, on Wednesday (Feb. 3).
USC combined for a 5-over 293 in the opening round, only five strokes back of first-place UCLA (288). Oregon and Washington were tied for second (291) with Texas Tech in fifth (296).
Giles led the Trojans, tying for seventh with an even round of 72 while sophomore Steve Lim tied for 12th at 1-over 73.
Freshman Sam Smith and junior Bo DeHuff tied for 19th at 2-over 74 while freshman Martin Trainer rounded out USC's scoring unit at 7-over 79. Freshman Stewart Hagestad, playing as an individual, is also 7-over.
Giles had four birdies against two bogeys and a double during his par round. Smith opened his round with a triple-bogey, but used five birdies against three bogeys the rest of the way to finish with a solid day. DeHuff's round featured an eagle on the 521-yard par 5 second hole.
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