Jackson Rivera Leads USC Men's Golf In Southwestern Invitational Opener
Freshman Jackson Rivera, who led USC in all four tournaments to start his career, picked up where he left off Monday (Jan. 24) with a 1-under 71 to lead the Trojan men's golf team in the spring-schedule-opening Southwestern Invitational at North Ranch C.C. in Westlake Village, Calif.
The Trojans combined for an 11-over 299 in their first 18 holes of 2022. Georgia leads the tournament at 9-under while Arizona State is second at 5-under, host Pepperdine third at 1-under.
Rivera was looking at potentially his second round in the 60s this season by going out at 6-under through 15, but blemishes on 16 and 17 saw him settle instead for 71. Still it was his team-best seventh round of par or better.
Krando Nishiba, in his first action of his sophomore season, carded a 2-over 74 thanks to a 1-under back 9 and is tied for 33rd. Fellow sophomore Shane Ffrench is tied for 38th at 3-over.
Senior Cameron Henry is tied for 56th at 7-over while freshman Gavin Aurilia is 62nd at 9-over.
Junior transfer Parker Sisk also made his debut today as a Trojan while playing individually and joins Nishiba in a tie for 33rd.
USC begins the second round Tuesday at 8 a.m. PT. Golf Channel will air live coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT.