No. 2 USC Remains Third After Pac-12 Championships Third Round|
April 30, 2016
Freshman Justin Suh carded a par 71 while junior Rico Hoey and sophomore Sean Crocker each turned in 1-over 72s to pace the No. 2 USC men's golf team, which began and finished the third day of the 2016 Pac-12 Championships in third on Saturday (April 30) at The Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Trojans will begin the final round Sunday at a combined 2-over 1067 (356-348-363). Stanford remained in first at 29-under 1036 (352-336-348) while California is still second at 17-under 1048 (350-343-355). Arizona State and Washington are tied for fourth at 10-over 1075.
Suh followed up a USC career-best 69 in the second round with a 71 today and is tied for 10th at 3-under 210 (70-69-71). Cal's K.K. Limbhasut leads at 15-under 198. Suh birdied 1 to open play en route to a 1-under front 9. He was 2-over on the back until a birdie on 18 evened his afternoon. Suh is looking for his second straight top 10 and third top 14 in the last four outings.
Hoey is tied for 15th at 1-under 212 (70-70-72) after his four-birdie third round, which included a 1-under back 9 and a birdie on 18. Freshman Ryan Slater is tied for 22nd at 1-over 214 (70-69-75) and he registered his lone birdie on 18.
Sophomore Jonah Texeira is tied for 29th at 4-over 217 (74-70-73), senior Andrew Levitt is tied for 34th at 6-over 219 (72-70-77) and sophomore Sean Crocker is tied for 39th at 8-over 221 (76-73-72). Crocker turned in his best round of the event with a five-birdie day, including three on a 3-under back 9.
Final-round action begins Sunday at 7 a.m. PT.
SoCal BMW Crosstown Cup>
Within the USC-UCLA SoCal BMW Crosstown Cup competition, the season-long battle between Trojans and Bruins in all sports, points for men's golf are awarded to the highest finisher between the rivals at the Pac-12 Championships. Ten points are up for grabs for all sports. USC currently leads, 85-60.