Trojans Drop To Third With 18 Holes To Play At Pac-12 Championships

    April 28, 2015

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    Sophomore Rico Hoey fired a 1-under 69 to pace the USC men's golf team, which fell from first to third after the third round of the 2015 Pac-12 Men's Golf Championships at the Palouse Ridge G.C. in Pullman, Wash., on Tuesday (April 28).

    No. 16 USC is now at 10-over 1060 (355-344-361) following its 11-over third round. The Trojans began the day with a six-stroke lead, but No. 3 Arizona State is the new leader at 3-under 1047 after an 8-under third round. No. 13 Stanford moved into second at 6-over 1060 after a 4-under round. Oregon is fourth at 16-over 1066.

    Hoey is tied for 13th at 1-over 271 (68-74-69), registering his team-high-tying 16th round in the 60s this year. He was 3-under today before a double bogey on 18.

    Freshman Sean Crocker is tied for 17th at 2-over 212 (72-68-72) after a three-birdie day while senior Eric Sugimoto is tied for 24th at 4-over 214 (72-71-71). He was 2-over through 7 and 1-under over the final 11 holes.

    Freshman Jonah Texeira (73-69-73) and junior Bobby Gojuangco (70-69-76) are tied for 26th at 5-over 215. Senior Paul Smith is tied for 35th at 8-over 218 (75-67-76).

    The Trojans will look to rally Wednesday with hopes of securing their 20th conference crown and fourth win this season. USC will remain paired with Arizona State and Stanford, beginning at 9:06 a.m.