Trojans Tie For Seventh At Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational

    Sept. 17, 2013


    Junior transfer Paul Smith tied for seventh to lead the USC men's golf team in the final round of the season-opening Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational at the Gold Mountain G.C. in Bremerton, Wash., on Tuesday (Sept. 17).

    The Trojans appeared to have a better day going, but freshman Rico Hoey's round was disqualified after he signed for an incorrect card and his score was dropped. USC, looking at a top five finish, dropped to a tie for seventh at 11-over 875 (294-288-293).

    Hoey had finished at 4-under 212 (73-68-71) in his collegiate debut before the scorecard error. He was on fire in his final round with six birdies without a blemish through 17 holes before a 5-over on 18.

    Smith, the younger brother of 2013 All-American Sam Smith, picked up where his sibling left off last year with a 2-under 214 (72-73-69). He had three birdies against two bogeys after 17 holes and proceeded to eagle the par 4 18th hole to go to 3-under for the round.

    Junior Anthony Paolucci, USC's lone returning player in the lineup this week, tied for 28th at 4-over 220 (70-74-76). Sophomore transfer Bobby Gojuangco tied for 54th at 11-over 227 (81-73-73) while freshman Khaled Attieh tied for 60th at 13-over 229 (79-75-75).