Ley Helps USC To Second At Ashworth Invitational

Feb. 28, 2006

Ashworth Invitational Results at www.golfstat.com

USC, led by senior Tyler Ley, rose from seventh to second on the final day of the Trojan-hosted Ashworth Invitational and even spent part of the third round tied for first, but ultimately took second place at North Ranch C.C. in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Tuesday (Feb. 28).

A day after rain made conditions bad enough to halt play before the second round was complete, the 15 participating teams enjoyed a largely sunny day, none more than Pepperdine, which came away with the team title with an 861 (+9).

The Trojans finished second with an 870 and were tied for first at 10-over early in the third round. But the Waves, playing on a course on which they often practice, were too much to handle.

Oklahoma's Anthony Kim (68, 69, 67) won the individual title with a 204 (-9), seven strokes ahead of the next closest finisher.

Ley (70, 73, 72) finished tied for seventh at 215 (+2) to lead USC. Freshman Ryan Linton (72, 76, 70) was Troy's second-best finisher, tied for 16th at 218 (+5), but he was entered as an individual participant and was not part of the team scoring.

Trojan senoir Taylor Wood (74, 72, 73) and junior Joshua Wooding (70, 82, 67) finished tied for 18th at 219 (+6), junior Jordan Nasser was tied for 27th at 222 (+9) and senior Bradley Shaw (78, 77, 77) rounded out Troy's team entries at 232, tied for 64th (+19). Wooding's final-round 67 was USC's best of the tournament.

USC freshman Tom Glissmeyer (78, 78, 72), competing individually, finished tied for 51st at 228 (+15) while fellow freshman individual participant Lee Harris finished tied for 78th.

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