Glissmeyer Leads Trojans At Morris Williams Intercollegiate

March 31, 2009


Senior Tom Glissmeyer opened a two-stroke lead and helped the USC men's golf team to second place after a 36-hole opening day at the 2009 Morris Williams Intercollegiate at the University of Texas G.C. in Austin, Texas, on Monday (March 30).

USC, which saw the return of two-time All-American junior Jamie Lovemark (broken finger), is in second at 16-over 584 (291-293), 15 back of first-place Oklahoma State (569). Arkansas is third (590) while host Texas (595) is fourth.

Glissmeyer, whose best finish this year was third, finished Monday's action at 3-under 139 (69-70), on top of the leaderboard. He is two strokes ahead of second-place Kevin Tway of Oklahoma State (141).

The senior's first round included 1-under on the front and back 9 with six birdies overall. Starting again on the 10th hole in the second round, he was 3-over after two holes. But he gathered himself and finished 4-under the rest of the round.

Sophomore Tim Sluiter is tied for ninth at 4-over 146 (72-74). He had one birdie against two bogeys in the first round and two more birdies in the second round.

Sophomore Matt Giles, who has finished no worse than seventh this season, is within reach of the top 10, tied for 16th at 6-over 148 (73-75). He had three birdies on the day.

Senior Ryan Linton is tied for 35th at 9-over while Lovemark, recovering from a broken finger and playing in his first event in almost two months, is tied for 59th at 13-over 155 (78-77).

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