Crocker, Sugimoto Lead No. 3 USC To Open Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

    March 9, 2015


    Freshman Sean Crocker carded a 2-under 70 while senior Eric Sugimoto came in at 1-under 71 to lead No. 3 USC on the first day of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas on Monday (March 9).

    The Trojans combined for a 1-under 287 and are in sixth, 11 back of first-place Texas (276) while Oklahoma State is second (280).

    Crocker, looking for this third straight top 5 finish and fifth overall, opened up with three birdies on the front 9 before going 1-over on the back. He is tied for 10th, five back.

    Sugimoto's 71 tied his best spring round and left him tied for 16th. He was 1-under on the front and even on the back.

    Sophomore Rico Hoey is tied for 27th at even 72, junior Bobby Gojuangco is tied for 50th at 2-over 74 and freshman Jonah Texeira is tied for 60th at 3-over 75.

    Play continues Tuesday and Wednesday.