Jackson Rivera 65 Leads USC Men's Golf's Final Round At Colonial
Freshman Jackson Rivera fired a final-round 5-under 65 to vault inside the top 20 for the second time this season while senior Cameron Henry closed with a 1-over to lead the USC men's golf team's best effort of the season in the final round of the Colonial Collegiate at the Colonial C.C. in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday (Oct. 5).
USC, in a field with 10 top 25 teams, tied for 10th at 31-over 871 (291-295-285) while today's final 18 holes was the best round for the Trojans of the young season. Stanford won the event at 3-under 837.
Rivera posted a season-best tie for 13th at 2-over 212 (72-75-65), his second top 18 of the season and he was USC's top finisher for the third time in as many events this season.
Opening on 10 today, he birdied his first hole and got to 4-under with three more between 12 and 14. He strung three more birdies in a row between 1 and 3 after the turn, only two late bogeys slightly cooling his heater.
Fellow freshman Gavin Aurilia opened the day in the hunt for a top 20 result before finishing tied for 41st at 9-over 219 (70-73-76). He closed today at 1-over after a tough opening nine.
Henry, in his first start this season, tied for 46th at 10-over 220(74-75-71) thanks to his 1-over today which saw a nine at 1-under.
Sophomore Shane Ffrench (78-72-76) and senior transfer Jack Boulger (75-78-73) tied for 66th at 16-over 226.
USC returns to action in its final fall semester event at the Golf Club of Georgia Intercollegiate, Oct. 22-24.