Three Trojans Shoot Career Bests As USC Men's Golf Places Third At Thunderbird Invitational

April 10, 2004

Tempe, Ariz. - The No. 20 USC men's golf team continued its hot play of late, blazing to a season-best 29-under-par 835 over 54 holes as freshman Joshua Wooding and juniors Nico Bollini and Ben Hayes each shot career-lows to lead the Trojans to third on Saturday at Arizona State's Thunderbird Invitational held at Karsten Golf Course.

The team score was one of the best in USC history, approaching the school-record 832 shot by the Trojans at last season's Thunderbird Invitational. Only a 43-under 821 by ASU and a 32-under 832 by Arizona kept the Trojans from the team title. USC finished ahead of several teams ranked ahead of the Trojans, including New Mexico, California and BYU.

USC golfers shot seven rounds below par during the tournament, led by Wooding, who opened with a 66 and a 70 on Friday before finishing with a 68 in Saturday's third round. Wooding's 12-under 204 and his fourth-place tie was his best score and finish as a Trojan and a season-low score for a Trojan golfer. Wooding has now led USC at three tournaments this season.

Further bolstering the cause for Troy were Bollini and Hayes.

Bollini shot a career-low 206 as he followed up a first-round 73 with rounds of 67 and 66 to tie for eighth.

Meanwhile, Hayes reached a career low score for the second-consecutive outing, as he tallied a 210 to tie for 16th. His first-round 67 was a career-low round.

All three Trojans were within striking distance, but couldn't quite outperform ASU's Alejandro Canizares, who shot 200 to win the individual title. Ryan Moore of UNLV was second with 202, while Chez Reavie of ASU was third at 203.

Also for the Trojans, senior Scott Oxandaboure shot 219 to tie for 51st and sophomore Taylor Wood shot 222 to tie for 65th. Sophomore Tyler Ley competed as an individual and shot 223 to tie for 68th.

The Trojans are next in action at the Pac-10 Championships on April 26-28 in Tucson, Ariz.

FINAL RESULTS           ASU Thunderbird Invitational                         Karsten Course           Tempe, AZ                         Dates: 04/09 - 04/10     (Today:04-10-2004)                                   Par:        72                                   Yardage:  7027

Fin. School Scores 1 Arizona State U. 270 278 273 821 -43 2 Arizona, U. of 273 285 274 832 -32 3 Southern California 277 281 277 835 -29 4 New Mexico, U. of 273 285 282 840 -24 5 Pepperdine Univ. 280 279 283 842 -22 6 ASU Maroon 275 285 288 848 -16 7 Texas Tech Univ. 278 288 285 851 -13 8 UNLV 282 286 284 852 -12 9 California, U. of 275 289 294 858 -6 10 Brigham Young Univ. 288 289 282 859 -5 Washington, U. of 278 299 282 859 -5 12 Stanford University 296 280 286 862 -2 Texas El Paso, U. of 291 276 295 862 -2 14 Oregon, U. of 287 286 292 865 +1 15 Oregon State U. 283 295 290 868 +4 16 San Diego State U. 293 285 291 869 +5

Fin. Name School Scores 1 Alejandro Canizares Arizona St 65 66 69 200 -16

2 Ryan Moore UNLV 67 68 67 202 -14

3 Chez Reavie Arizona St 66 70 67 203 -13

4 Chris Nallen Arizona 66 71 67 204 -12 Joshua Wooding USC 66 70 68 204 -12

6 Zack Miller Stanford 71 66 68 205 -11 Kendall Critchfield ASUM 63 70 72 205 -11

8 Brock Mackenzie Washington 67 69 70 206 -10 Nico Bollini USC 73 67 66 206 -10

10 Randy Creighton Pepperdine 69 70 68 207 -9 Oscar Floren Texas Tech 64 72 71 207 -9

12 Spencer Levin New Mexico 66 74 68 208 -8 Pat Moore ASUM 68 72 68 208 -8

14 Michael Putnam Pepperdine 68 67 74 209 -7 Travis Whisman UNLV 68 72 69 209 -7

16 Ben Hayes USC 67 72 71 210 -6 Oscar Alvarez BYU 70 67 73 210 -6

18 J.R. Ruda California 70 72 69 211 -5 Charlie Beljan New Mexico 69 68 74 211 -5

20 Andrew Dresser Texas Tech 74 71 67 212 -4 Chris Baryla UTEP 71 67 74 212 -4 Jay Choi New Mexico 71 70 71 212 -4 Henry Liaw Arizona 70 71 71 212 -4 Brad Simpson Oregon St. 67 72 73 212 -4 Jay Reynolds New Mexico 69 73 70 212 -4 Niklas Lemke Arizona St 71 72 69 212 -4 *Nick Juszczak Arizona 73 69 70 212 -4

28 Mike Sica Oregon 69 72 72 213 -3 Nathan Lashley Arizona 71 75 67 213 -3 Sean Deacon Oregon St. 70 71 72 213 -3 Chris Pace Texas Tech 70 70 73 213 -3 Andres Gonzales UNLV 74 70 69 213 -3

28 Josh Esler Arizona 73 71 69 213 -3

34 Jesse Mueller Arizona St 68 75 71 214 -2 Alex Coe Pepperdine 72 70 72 214 -2 Nathan Tyler Arizona 66 72 76 214 -2 *Clay Ogden BYU 71 75 68 214 -2 *Mark Lamb Arizona 70 73 71 214 -2

39 Alex Prugh Washington 66 80 69 215 -1 Justin St. Clair Oregon 73 69 73 215 -1 James Allenby UTEP 73 67 75 215 -1 Brian O'Flaherty Pepperdine 71 73 71 215 -1 Charly Simon ASUM 72 70 73 215 -1 Mike Derminio Arizona St 77 70 68 215 -1

45 Greg Machtaler BYU 75 72 69 216 E Jeff Hood California 73 72 71 216 E Andrew Scott SanDiegoSt 71 71 74 216 E

48 Mark Warman SanDiegoSt 72 75 71 218 +2 Brandon Lawson Stanford 76 71 71 218 +2 Madalitso Muthiya New Mexico 69 76 73 218 +2

51 Jake Ellison BYU 70 80 69 219 +3 Michael Wilson California 71 73 75 219 +3 Matt Ma Oregon 74 72 73 219 +3 Scott Oxandaboure USC 72 72 75 219 +3 Chris Elliott Pepperdine 75 72 72 219 +3 Clay Bingham BYU 73 73 73 219 +3 Kyle Johnson Oregon 72 73 74 219 +3 *Fredrik Andersson ASUM 70 71 78 219 +3

59 Brett Johnson ASUM 72 73 75 220 +4

60 Aaron Choi SanDiegoSt 72 78 71 221 +5 Kyle Gentry Stanford 76 71 74 221 +5 Reid Rader Washington 73 76 72 221 +5 Brad Jacobson Texas Tech 72 75 74 221 +5 Scott Hollenbach UTEP 74 72 75 221 +5

65 Aaron Goldberg SanDiegoSt 78 69 75 222 +6 Blake Mastalir Stanford 73 72 77 222 +6 Taylor Wood USC 72 78 72 222 +6

68 Brian Kelley Oregon St. 71 79 73 223 +7 Dan Potter Washington 76 76 71 223 +7 Kevin Blue Stanford 76 74 73 223 +7 *Tyler Ley USC 79 71 73 223 +7

72 Dan Floyd UTEP 73 81 71 225 +9 Todd Miller BYU 77 77 71 225 +9 Chris Cole SanDiegoSt 79 70 76 225 +9

75 William Haddrell Texas Tech 72 76 78 226 +10 Jay Ross Oregon St. 75 79 72 226 +10

77 Brandon Beck California 73 75 79 227 +11 Rufus Brijalba UTEP 76 70 81 227 +11

79 Ryan Keeney UNLV 73 76 79 228 +12 Corey Prugh Washington 72 78 78 228 +12

81 *Matthew Savage Stanford 77 73 79 229 +13 *Brian Prouty Arizona 74 77 78 229 +13

83 *Blaine Peffley Arizona 78 76 76 230 +14

84 Dustin Pewarchuk Oregon 73 83 75 231 +15

85 J.C. Deacon UNLV 77 77 79 233 +17

86 Jonathan Green Oregon St. 81 73 81 235 +19 Lenny Park ASUM 75 82 78 235 +19

WD Peter Tomasulo California 61 72 WD

Fin. School Scores

1 Arizona State U. 270 278 273 821 1 Alejandro Canizares 65 66 69 200 3 Chez Reavie 66 70 67 203 T 20 Niklas Lemke 71 72 69 212 T 34 Jesse Mueller 68 75 71 214 T 39 Mike Derminio 77 70 68 215

2 Arizona, U. of 273 285 274 832 T 4 Chris Nallen 66 71 67 204 T 20 Henry Liaw 70 71 71 212 T 28 Nathan Lashley 71 75 67 213 T 28 Josh Esler 73 71 69 213 T 34 Nathan Tyler 66 72 76 214

3 Southern California 277 281 277 835 T 4 Joshua Wooding 66 70 68 204 T 8 Nico Bollini 73 67 66 206 T 16 Ben Hayes 67 72 71 210 T 51 Scott Oxandaboure 72 72 75 219 T 65 Taylor Wood 72 78 72 222

4 New Mexico, U. of 273 285 282 840 T 12 Spencer Levin 66 74 68 208 T 18 Charlie Beljan 69 68 74 211 T 20 Jay Choi 71 70 71 212 T 20 Jay Reynolds 69 73 70 212 T 48 Madalitso Muthiya 69 76 73 218

5 Pepperdine Univ. 280 279 283 842 T 10 Randy Creighton 69 70 68 207 T 14 Michael Putnam 68 67 74 209 T 34 Alex Coe 72 70 72 214 T 39 Brian O'Flaherty 71 73 71 215 T 51 Chris Elliott 75 72 72 219

6 ASU Maroon 275 285 288 848 T 6 Kendall Critchfield 63 70 72 205 T 12 Pat Moore 68 72 68 208 T 39 Charly Simon 72 70 73 215 59 Brett Johnson 72 73 75 220 T 86 Lenny Park 75 82 78 235

7 Texas Tech Univ. 278 288 285 851 T 10 Oscar Floren 64 72 71 207 T 20 Andrew Dresser 74 71 67 212 T 28 Chris Pace 70 70 73 213 T 60 Brad Jacobson 72 75 74 221 T 75 William Haddrell 72 76 78 226

8 UNLV 282 286 284 852 2 Ryan Moore 67 68 67 202 T 14 Travis Whisman 68 72 69 209 T 28 Andres Gonzales 74 70 69 213 T 79 Ryan Keeney 73 76 79 228 85 J.C. Deacon 77 77 79 233

9 California, U. of 275 289 294 858 T 18 J.R. Ruda 70 72 69 211 T 45 Jeff Hood 73 72 71 216 T 51 Michael Wilson 71 73 75 219 T 77 Brandon Beck 73 75 79 227 WD Peter Tomasulo 61 72 WD

T 10 Brigham Young Univ. 288 289 282 859 T 16 Oscar Alvarez 70 67 73 210 T 45 Greg Machtaler 75 72 69 216 T 51 Jake Ellison 70 80 69 219 T 51 Clay Bingham 73 73 73 219 T 72 Todd Miller 77 77 71 225

T 10 Washington, U. of 278 299 282 859 T 8 Brock Mackenzie 67 69 70 206 T 39 Alex Prugh 66 80 69 215 T 60 Reid Rader 73 76 72 221 T 68 Dan Potter 76 76 71 223 T 79 Corey Prugh 72 78 78 228

T 12 Stanford University 296 280 286 862 T 6 Zack Miller 71 66 68 205 T 48 Brandon Lawson 76 71 71 218 T 60 Kyle Gentry 76 71 74 221 T 65 Blake Mastalir 73 72 77 222 T 68 Kevin Blue 76 74 73 223

T 12 Texas El Paso, U. of 291 276 295 862 T 20 Chris Baryla 71 67 74 212 T 39 James Allenby 73 67 75 215 T 60 Scott Hollenbach 74 72 75 221 T 72 Dan Floyd 73 81 71 225 T 77 Rufus Brijalba 76 70 81 227

14 Oregon, U. of 287 286 292 865 T 28 Mike Sica 69 72 72 213 T 39 Justin St. Clair 73 69 73 215 T 51 Matt Ma 74 72 73 219 T 51 Kyle Johnson 72 73 74 219 84 Dustin Pewarchuk 73 83 75 231

15 Oregon State U. 283 295 290 868 T 20 Brad Simpson 67 72 73 212 T 28 Sean Deacon 70 71 72 213 T 68 Brian Kelley 71 79 73 223 T 75 Jay Ross 75 79 72 226 T 86 Jonathan Green 81 73 81 235

16 San Diego State U. 293 285 291 869 T 45 Andrew Scott 71 71 74 216 T 48 Mark Warman 72 75 71 218 T 60 Aaron Choi 72 78 71 221 T 65 Aaron Goldberg 78 69 75 222 T 72 Chris Cole 79 70 76 225

Fin. Individuals School Scores

T 20 Nick Juszczak Arizona 73 69 70 212 T 34 Clay Ogden BYU 71 75 68 214 T 34 Mark Lamb Arizona 70 73 71 214 T 51 Fredrik Andersson ASUM 70 71 78 219 T 68 Tyler Ley USC 79 71 73 223 T 81 Matthew Savage Stanford 77 73 79 229 T 81 Brian Prouty Arizona 74 77 78 229 83 Blaine Peffley Arizona 78 76 76 230

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