Men's Golf Eighth After Two Rounds Of NCAA West Regional

May 21, 2004

Sunriver, Ore. -

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    The USC men's golf team shot a 6-over-par 294 on Friday to move into eighth place after 36 holes of the 2004 NCAA West Regional Championships held at Crosswater Country Club.

    The Trojans must finish in the top 10 to advance to the NCAA Championships in Hot Springs, Virg., on June 1-4.

    USC (580) is 10 strokes back of team leader New Mexico (570). UCLA is second (571) and ASU, Arizona and Brigham Young are third (575). The Trojans are seven strokes ahead of 11th-place Colorado State.

    Senior Scott Oxandaboure and sophomore Taylor Wood lead the Trojans. Each followed up first-round 70s with second-round 72s to sit in 13th place with a total of 142.

    Four golfers--Oscar Alvarez of Brigham Young, Travis Johnson of UCLA and Henry Liaw and Chris Nallen of Arizona--lead the individual race at 139.

    Also for USC, juniors Nico Bollini and Ben Hayes are tied for 52nd (148), while freshman Joshua Wooding is tied for 135th (159).

    The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Saturday.

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