THIS SEASON: Eric Sugimoto, a 2015 senior in his second season at USC, was a solid contributor as a starter as a junior transfer in 2014 and should continue to provide strong contributions for the Trojans this year.
2014: Sugimoto transferred to USC in the spring of 2014 after two years at Pacific and made an immediate impact in the Trojans' lineup. He finished third on the team in stroke average (72.96), posted a pair of top 10 finishes and had three rounds in the 60s. His semester was highlighted by a tie for fourth at the 2014 Pac-12 Championships at 1-under 287 (74-72-73-68). His other top 10 finish was a sixth at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic at 2-under 214 (70-74-70). He had four other top 26 finishes, including a tie for 20th at the Amer Ari Invitational at 8-under 208 (70-70-68) and a tie for 15th at the Jones Invitational at 9-over 225 (74-74-77).
PACIFIC: Sugimoto completed a solid two years at Pacific by winning his first conference individual title at the Big West Championships as a sophomore in 2013, leading the Tigers to the team win as well. A 2013 All-Big West first teamer, his 72.39 stroke average was third best in the conference and he posted three top 5 finishes on the year ... As a freshman, Sugimoto posted one top 10 finish and three top 20 finishes in 11 events.
HIGH SCHOOL: Sugimoto prepped at Rancho Bernardo High in San Diego, Calif., where he was a three-time All-CIF and All-Palomar League first team selection. He helped his team to a league title as a 2010 junior.
PERSONAL: Sugimoto is an economics major.