Ben Hayes And Nico Bollini Advance From Local Qualifying Sites For U.S. Open

May 26, 2004

Los Angeles - USC junior golfers Nico Bollini and Ben Hayes each advanced to the sectional qualifying round of the 2004 U.S. Open after fine performances at local qualifying sites this past weekend.

Bollini and Hayes competed on May 24 at Santaluz Golf Club in San Diego. Bollini shot a 5-under 66 to earn medalist honors, while Hayes shot a one-under 70 to tie for fourth.

Former Trojan golfer Nick Jones qualified as an alternate after shooting 71, while current sophomore Taylor Wood did not qualify after tying for ninth.

Other former Trojans qualifying at local sites included Jorge Corral (at Ironwood), Justin Boatman and Alex Kuyumjian (Newport Beach).

Bollini and Hayes will advance to U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying June 7 at Lake Merced Golf Course, Daly City, CA.

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