Vogel Takes Second, Troy Ties For Fourth At USC Collegiate
March 2, 2010
Freshman T.J. Vogel fought to become the third Trojan to win the USC Collegiate in the last four years before ultimately taking second on the final day of the 2010 USC Collegiate Invitational at the North Ranch C.C. on Tuesday (March 2) in Westlake Village, Calif.
Host USC tied for fourth at 1-under 851 (283-283-285). Day one leader Oregon remained hot on Tuesday and won the team title going away with a tournament record 21-under 831 (279-277-275). The previous team record for under par was set last year by Stanford (13-under). Cal (847) rallied for second while Arizona State (849) was third and Pepperdine and San Diego tied USC in fourth (851).
Oregon's Eugene Wong won the individual title at 10-under 203 (65-69-69), tying the tournament record set by Aron Price of Georgia Southern in 2005.
Vogel, whose previous best finish this season was a tie for 27th, battled for the lead all day and was still tied with Wong through 12 holes, but fell two strokes back after 15 holes. Vogel got a stroke back on his second to last hole and finished at 9-under 204 (70-63-71).
Lim tied for 13th at 2-under 211 (69-73-69), finishing a strong tournament with his second sub-par round of the event. His final round included four birdies against only two bogeys, including two birdies on his final two holes of the day. He now has four rounds in the 60s this year and has posted three top 15 finishes.
Freshman Martin Trainer played a solid third round and tied for 48th at 7-over 220 (77-73-70). He had four birdies on the day and posted a 3-under front 9. Junior Bo DeHuff tied for 60th at 11-over 224 (75-74-75) while junior Matt Giles tied for 75th at 16-over 229 (69-77-83).
Three Trojans played as individuals and were led by freshman Stewart Hagestad, who tied for 43rd at 5-over 218 (80-69-69) after rebounding from a tough first round with back-to-back 2-under rounds. He had three birdies and just one bogey in his final round.
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