Ley Leads Trojans At Ashworth Invitational

Feb. 27, 2006

Results at www.golfstat.com

USC's No. 21 men's golf team, led by senior Tyler Ley's first-day 2-under performance, finished in seventh place after the rain-shortened first day of the USC-hosted Ashworth Invitational on Monday (Feb. 27) at the North Ranch Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Washington finished in first at 1-over and was followed by Pepperdine (+3) during a challenging day of play that featured almost constant rain, wind and general miserable playing conditions. Oklahoma's Anthony Kim led all individuals at 3-under with six holes to go in the second round.

Play was halted before completion of the second round as the weather worsened. The competition is scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

USC, which finished with a 289 first round, was led by Ley's first-round 70 (1-under) and his 1-under performance midway through the second round. He is tied for second.

Senior Taylor Wood, who had a first-round of 74, and junior Jordan Nasser, who completed a first-round 75, were tied for 26th at 4-over.

Junior Joshua Wooding and freshman Ryan Linton, the latter playing individually, were a stroke back, tied for 31st. Wooding posted a 70 in the first 18 holes while Linton had a 72.

Senior Bradley Shaw, the final Trojan playing in the team competition, was tied for 67th (+13).

Also playing individually were Trojan freshmen Tom Glissmeyer (tied for 64th) and Lee Harris (tied for 75th).