Men's Golf Surges On Final Day, Finishes Fifth At Pac-10 Championships

April 28, 2004

Tucson, Ariz. -

Final Results

The No. 12 USC men's golf team shot the second-best round of the day--a 6-over 366--to finish strong and place fifth at the 2004 Pac-10 Men's Golf Championships held at The Gallery at Dove Mountain Country Club.

USC ended up just three strokes back of fourth place Washington and nine strokes back of third-place UCLA. The Trojans started the day 26 strokes back of the Bruins and seven back of the Huskies.

Arizona, the host, won the team championship by five strokes over Arizona State (1,450 to 1,455). UCLA had 1,470, while Washington shot 1,476 and USC 1,479.

Three Trojans finished in the top 20 (and five in the top 25), led by junior Ben Hayes who fired a 2-under 70 in the final round to score 290 and tie for ninth. He was 11 strokes back of individual champ Henry Liaw of Arizona (279).

Junior Nico Bollini shot 297 to finish 18th, while senior Scott Oxandaboure shot 298 to finish 19th. Sophomore Taylor Wood shot 300 to tie for 21st, while sophomore Tyler Ley shot 301 to tie for 24th. Freshman Joshua Wooding tied for 42nd after shooting 309.

Next up for the Trojans is a dual match with UCLA on May 17 at Bel Air Country Club that will decide the 5 men's golf points in the Lexus Gauntlet matchup.

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