Trojans seeking program's first national crown.
Trojans headed to 11th straight final as Crocker, Suh, Hoey all finish in top 5 today.
Justin Suh also moves into first at -6 while Crocker is tied for second at -4.
Trojans two back, needing top 5 finish after 54 holes to advance.
Trojans looking to advance to NCAA final field for 11th straight year.
This Season: Jonah Texeira, a 2017 junior, is a two-year starter and strong contributor who should continue to rise as one of the Pac-12's and NCAA's top golfers.
2016: Texeira, as a 2016 sophomore, earned GCAA All-West Region and All-Pac-12 second team honors, finishing fourth in stroke average (72.57) while playing in every team round for the second straight season. Texeira posted five top 8 finishes last year and was second on the team with 10 rounds in the 60s ... His season was highlighted by a career-best tie for second at the Southwestern Jones Invitational at 7-under 209 (69-67-73). He tied for fourth at the Western Intercollegiate at 2-under 208 (72-67-69), tied for fifth at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational at 9-under 206 (70-67-69), tied for eighth at the U.S. Collegiate Championship at 4-under 212 (73-69-70) and was seventh at the Amer Ari Invitational at 8-under 208 (70-67-71). He split his two matches at the East Lake Cup Championship Match Play, including a 3&2 win over LSU's Eric Ricard ... At the NCAA Championships, Texeira won his quarterfinal match over Vanderbilt's Will Gordon, 5&4, before falling in the semifinals to Texas' Gavin Hall, 4&3 ... Texeira turned in a huge showing at the 2016 U.S. Amateur, making it to the semifinals before bowing out. Texeira, who got into the stroke play field as an alternate, tied for 30th to reach the Round of 64 and won four matches convincingly before falling to eventual runner-up Brad Dalke, 3&2.
2015: Texeira played in all 44 rounds and 14 tournaments as a 2015 freshman, finishing third in stroke average (71.86) en route to Pac-12 All-Freshman team honors ... He finished with 11 rounds in the 60s and had a trio of top 10 finishes and eight in the top 23, including a third at the Bill Cullum at 11-under 205 (67-66-72), a tie for sixth at the Jones Invitational at 1-under 215 (70-70-75) and a tie for 10th at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate at 1-under 209 (67-69-73). He was USC's high finisher at the Western Intercollegiate with a tie for 17th at 5-over 215 (74-66-75) ... At the NCAA Bremerton Regional, he tied for 15th at 3-under 213 (71-74-68) ... At the NCAA Championships, he tied for 33rd at 6-over 294 (73-72-74-75) to help USC qualify for the eight-team match play tournament. He played three tight match play matches, finishing all square in the quarterfinals when USC defeated Texas and halved his match in the semifinal against Illinois before falling 1up in his match against LSU in the final.
High School: Texeira prepped at Granada Hills (Calif.) Charter High. He had early success in the San Diego Junior Golf Association and represented San Diego in the competitive "The Junior America's Cup," where he won the individual portion of the event twice, in 2011 and 2013 ... Texeira had a pair of top 4 performances at the 2014 Corey Pavin Southern California Invitational and at the 2014 San Diego Junior Amateur ... He played as an amateur in the professional 2013 Southern California Open, where, he held a share of the lead on the back nine during the final round and eventually tied for eighth. He was also 12th at the 2013 Callaway Junior World Championship and fifth at the 2013 Western Junior. In 2012, he produced three top 10 finishes, including a win at the Future Champions Tour - San Diego Junior Masters (boys 15-18) ... He was 14 when he won the 2010 FCWT National Championship in the 15-18-year-old division... He won the 2011 San Diego Junior Amateur ... Was a long-time member of the Tiger Woods Foundation Golf Team.
Personal: Texeira, born Nov. 1, 1995, got his first golf club when he was 3. His oldest sister, Keana Texeira (one of four siblings) is a pop singer who had a major following in Japan, including a No. 1 hit ("Could You Be the One") ... He is a social science and communication major.
CAREER NOTES (As of June, 2015)
Lowest 54-Hole Score: 11-under 205 (2014 Bill Cullum Invitational)