Hoey Ties For Second, USC Ties For Third At Pac-12 Championships|
April 30, 2017
Senior Rico Hoey tied for second for USC’s best finish since 2011 while sophomore Justin Suh closed with a 65 to tie for ninth as the No. 1 Trojans tied for third at the snow-shortened 2017 Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships at the Boulder (Colo.) C.C. on Sunday (April 30).
The Trojans, 24 hours after play was wiped out by a day’s worth of snowfall, bounced back from their Friday showing with a 1-over final round to finish at +32 1082 (366-365-351), tied with Washington for third. Oregon won at 15-over 1065 while Stanford was second at 18-over 1068.
Hoey finished at 1-under 209 (72-68-69) to tie for second, three back of Oregon winner Wyndham Clark and the Trojans’ best Pac-12 finish since Martin Trainer won a seven-hole playoff to win the 2011 title. Hoey, who now has a team-high 13 rounds in the 60s this year, mixed six birdies and five bogeys during his final round.
Suh jumped up 33 spots today to tie for ninth at 5-over 215 (72-78-65) thanks to his career-best effort today, which featured seven birdies and two bogeys that gives him 11 rounds under 70 this year, tied for second most on the team.
Senior Andrew Levitt tied for 57th at 16-over 226 (78-77-71) with junior Sean Crocker tying for 61st at 18-over 228 (73-75-80). This is Crocker’s first event not under par since a 1-over in the season-opener.
The Trojans, a 2015 NCAA runner-up and a 2016 NCAA semifinalist, return to action for the NCAA Regional Championships, May 15-17, as they look to qualifying for the NCAA final field for the 11th year in a row.