Hie 2nd At CordeValle Collegiate

Nov. 5, 2007


Sophomore Rory Hie fired a season-low 4-under 68 to tie for second place, highlighting the No. 7 USC men's golf team's first day at the 2007 CordeValle Collegiate on Monday (Nov. 5) at the CordeValle C.C. in San Martin, Calif.

USC is tied for fourth at 3-over 363, 10 strokes behind first-place UCLA. Coastal Carolina is in second (354), Texas A&M is third (360) while USC and Stanford are tied for fourth. Unlike most events, the CordeValle counts a school's five best players out of six playing.

Hie birdied the 1st, 3rd and 6th holes to offset a bogey on 9 during a fine front 9, complementing it with two more birdies on the 11th and 17th holes. The 68 lowered his season-best round by two strokes. Hie is three strokes back of UCLA's James Lee, in first with a 7-under 65.

Junior Tom Glissmeyer carded a 1-under 72 to tie for 11th. He birdied the 2nd, 6th and 8th holes to compensate for bogeys on the 1st and 10th. He is seekign his second top 10 finish in a row.

Freshman Tim Sluiter is tied for 17th at par 72. After opening with a birdie, he double bogeyed the 2nd hole and bogeyed the 6th hole for a 2-over front 9. He gathered himself on the back 9 with three birdies and one bogey, returning to par before heading to the clubhouse.

Sophomore Jamie Lovemark, coming off back-to-back top 10 outings, is tied for 44th at 3-over 75. A rare slow start saw Lovemark go out in 4-over with four bogeys, but he came back at 1-under, thanks in part to birdies on 14 and 17.

Freshman Gavin Reid is tied for 50th after a 5-over 77 while redshirt freshman Bo DeHuff is tied for 55th after a 6-over 78. DeHuff had one birdie on the day, Reid two.

The competition continues Tuesday and Wednesday. Play begins at 8 a.m.

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