2018 Pac-12 Men's Golf Championships

Event: April 23-25
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Rolling Hills Country Club

USC leads after day one of Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships USC’s Suh, Stanford’s Swegle at 10-under


Men's Golf Results

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CALIF. – The USC Trojans posted a team score of 15-under in the second round to pace the field with a two-round total 23-under (687), just five shots ahead of second-place STANFORD after the first day of competition (36 holes) at the Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships at Rolling Hills Country Club in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

A pair of Trojans were among the individual leaders at the halfway point, led by co-leader Justin Suh at 10-under (68-64—132) and Ryan Slater in a tie for eighth at 4-under (69-69—138). Teammates Cheng Jin (68-71) and Kaito Onishi (75-64) were tied for 14th at 3-under.

“Today was a great day for us, everybody played well. Everybody contributed, so that gives us confidence going into tomorrow with six guys playing well,” commented USC head coach Chris Zambri.

COLORADO is in third-place at 11-under, 12 strokes back of the Trojans, with ARIZONA, ARIZONA STATE and CALIFORNIA each posting team scores under par at 9-, 8-, and 7-under, respectively.

Suh closed with his eighth birdie of the second round to match the day’s low round of 7-under 64 (teammate Onishi also shot 64 in the second round) and is tied with STANFORD’s Jeffrey Swegle (67-65—132) atop the leaderboard.

On the 36 holes of competition on the first day, Suh said, “It was long, starting from the beginning, we knew it was going to be long day. Before the round started, I committed myself to really focus in on a couple of things, on my swing, understanding how the golf course was playing. We knew what we were coming into.”

Swegle, who posted three birdies in the final four holes of the first round, then added seven birdies with just one bogey in the second round.

“I caught my stride at the end of the first round, and then was in the groove for the second round and carried that momentum,“ said Swegle.

ARIZONA’s George Cunningham (67-67) and Stanford’s Franklin Huang (65-69) were tied for third at 8-under 134 as a total of 29 players were under par through two rounds.

Chip Shots… Low round for the first round was turned in by Huang (65), while USC’s Suh and Onishi posted the low round for the second round (64) … The low freshman through two rounds is Arizona State’s Koichiro Ishika at 4-under 138 (69-69).

The third round will begin Tuesday at 9 a.m. PT. The Championships will conclude with the final round on Wednesday beginning at 8 a.m. PT.

Day One Individual Leaders (Par 71, 7,155 yards)  
1. USC 347-340 — 687 (-23)
2. Stanford 346-346 — 692 (-18)
3. Colorado  348-351 — 699 (-11)
4. Arizona 351-350 — 743 (-9)
5. Arizona State 353-349 — 702 (-8)
6. California 347-356 — 703 (-7)
7. UCLA 361-349 — 710 (E)
8. Oregon 358-353 — 711 (+1)
T9. Washington 356-356 — 712 (+2)
T9. Oregon State 352-360 — 712 (+2)
11. Washington State 357-358 — 715 (+5)
12. Utah 371-345 — 716 (+6)

Day One Individual Leaders (Par 71, 7,155 yards)  
T1. Jeffrey Swegle, STAN 67-65—132 (-10)
T1. Justin Suh, USC 68-64—132 (-10)
T3. George Cunningham, ARIZ 67-67—134 (-8)
T3. Franklin Huang, STAN 65-69—134 (-8)
5. Carl Yuan, WASH 67-68—134 (-8)
6. Cole Madey, UCLA 68-68—136 (-6)
7. Yannik Paul, COLO 68-69—137 (-5)
T8. Chun An Yu, ASU 69-69—138 (-4)
T8. Collin Morikawa, CAL 67-71—138 (-4)
T8. Ben Doyle, CAL 69-69—138 (-4)
T8. Koichiro Ishika, ASU 69-69—138 (-4)
T8. Ross Macdonald, COLO 69-69—138 (-4)
T8. Ryan Slater, USC 69-69—138 (-4)


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