Wood, Nasser Among 5 Trojans Who Advance In U.S. Open Qualifying

May 24, 2006

Five Trojans, including senior Taylor Wood and junior Jordan Nasser, made it through local qualifying to earn a spot in a 36-hole sectional qualification tournament in hopes of competing at the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club (June 15-18, Mamaroneck, N.Y.).

In addition to Wood and Nasser, former players Ben Hayes and David Oh and incoming freshman Rory Hie will all vie for U.S. Open spots on either June 5 or 6 (depending on their sites).

Nasser and Wood qualified at La Jolla (Calif.) C.C., where Wood also earned medalist honors with a sizzling 66. Nasser fired a 68 and easily made the cut. Wood will compete in the NCAA Championships as an individual next week.

Hie was also the medalist at his site. He posted a solid 67 at Ironwood G.C. in Palm Desert, Calif. Hayes, a recent graduate now living in Arizona, competed at Southern Dunes G.C. in Phoenix and carded a 67. Oh earned his trip to the sectionals by shooting 70 at Industry Hills (City of Industry, CA).

Results from sectional qualifying will be available at www.usga.org.

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