USC Men's Golf Hosts Ashworth Collegiate Invitational
Feb. 25, 2005
Westlake Village, Calif. -
THE TOURNEY--No. 8 USC men's golf hosts 14 of the top teams in the country in the Ashworth Collegiate Invitational tournament held at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif., on Feb. 28-March 1 (Monday-Tuesday).
FORMAT--Fifteen teams and six individuals will play 54 holes (three rounds) on the 6,815-yard, par 71 course. Rounds 1 and 2 are on Monday starting with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun tee, with Tuesday's final round commencing with a 7:45 a.m. shotgun start.
TEAMS--The following teams are scheduled to compete: No. 8 USC, No. 10 BYU, No. 20 Washington, No. 23 Tennessee, Georgia Southern, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Stanford, Washington State, California, Vanderbilt, UC Riverside, Fresno State and UC Irvine.
INDIVIDUALS--Competing at the tourney will be several highly ranked golfers, among them No. 24 Michael Putnam of Pepperdine, No. 27 Luke List of Vanderbilt, No. 29 Greg Machtaler and No. 39 Oscar Alvarez of BYU and No. 41 Tyler Ley of USC.
LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT--USC (862) finished second to Texas (847) at last year's tournament (then called the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Classic). TCU and BYU tied for third. Longhorn golfers captured three of the top four spots, led by individual champion Matthew Rosenfeld (208).
SO FAR THIS YEAR--USC has two team tournament championships under its belt this season and is coming off a third-place finish at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate that saw the Trojans shoot their best 54-hole team score in school history (810, -54)