Vogel 63 Leads Troy At USC Collegiate
March 1, 2010
Freshman T.J. Vogel fired an 8-under second round to heat up a cold Southern California night, claiming first place and leading the USC men's golf team during a 36-hole, 10-hour first day of the 2010 USC Collegiate Invitational at the North Ranch C.C. in Westlake Village, Calif., on Monday (March 1).
Host USC, helped by Vogel's strong finish, moved into a fourth-place tie with UCLA at 2-under 566 (283-283), 10 shots behind first-place Oregon (556). Arizona State was second (561) with Pepperdine third (565).
Vogel finished the first day at 9-under 133 (70-63). His first round included five birdies and set up a big second round that featured nine birdies and an eagle on the par-5 eighth. He began the second round on the 13th hole and birdied four of his first six holes. He added one more birdie and a bogey before his eagle on eight. He then followed the eagle with four straight birdies to close his season-best round.
The 63, two off the course record, is USC's lowest score since junior Matt Giles carded the same score last April.
Sophomore Steve Lim carded a 2-under 69 in the first round and followed it with a 2-over 73 second round to tie for 17th at par 142. Lim had three birdies against one bogey in the first round.
Giles finished tied 39th at 4-over 146 (69-77) while junior Bo DeHuff tied for 59th at 7-over 149 (75-74). Rounding out the scoring fivesome was freshman Martin Trainer, who tied for 64th at 8-over 150 (77-73).
Playing as individuals, freshman Sam Smith tied for 54th at 6-over 148 (71-77) while junior Daniel Park (76-73) and freshman Stewart Hagestad (80-69) tied for 59th at 7-over 149. For Hagestad, his 69 was a season-low and his second 2-under round in as many events.
Action concludes Tuesday, beginning at 7:30 a.m.