Vogel Pac-10 Co-Freshman Of The Year
May 3, 2010
USC freshman T.J. Vogel, who has posted top 10 finishes in three of his past five events and top 22 finishes in his last five events, has been selected as 2010 Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year, the Pac-10 Conference announced on Monday (May 3).
Vogel was also an All-Pac-10 first team selection while sophomore teammate Steve Lim was named a second teamer.
Vogel shared Co-Freshman of the Year honors with Washington's Chris Williams. Nick Taylor of Washington and Eugene Wong of Oregon were named Pac-10 Co-Golfers of the Year while Oregon coach Casey Martin has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year. Awards are voted on by Pac-10 coaches.
Vogel, from Cooper City, Florida, has come on strong in the spring semester, including back-to-back second-place finishes at one point. He finished alone in second at the USC Collegiate, where he carded a 9-under 204 (70-63-71). His second-round score was two off the tournament record and USC's lowest of the season. He followed it with a tie for second at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, where he finished 4-over 220 (71-72-77). His tie for eighth came at the Stanford Intercollegiate, where he carded a 2-under 208 (74-65-69). In the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, he won three of his four matches. Overall in nine starts, he has seven finishes in the top 30 and his stroke average of 72.07 leads the team.
Lim has been steady all season for the Trojans and boasts USC's second-best stroke average (72.77), has a team-best nine rounds in the 60s and has two top 10 finishes and two more ties for 13th. He tied for USC's second-highest individual finish this year, a tie for third at The Prestige at 4-under 212 (72-71-69). Lim also battled for his first individual title at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational before tying for eighth with a 5-under 208 (68-65-75). He tied for 13th at the Gifford Collegiate (4-under 212, 70-69-73) and at the USC Collegiate (2-under 211, 69-73-69). In the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, he won three of his four matches.