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    Rico Hoey
    Rico Hoey

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

    High School:
    Rancho Cucamonga

    Height:
    5-10

    THIS SEASON: Rico Hoey, a 2014 freshman, is one of the top young players in the country who has had an immediate impact on the Trojans' lineup ... Hoey was USC's top golfer during the fall slate, leading the Trojans with a 70.91 stroke average and four rounds in the 60s. He finished fall play by winning his first collegiate tournament, claiming the Gifford Collegiate at 8-under 202 (68-66-68) and leading Troy to the team win as well. He was the first Trojan to post three consecutive sub-70 rounds since 2012. His victory followed a tie for fourth at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, where he tied for fourth at 4-under 212 (70-71-71).

    HIGH SCHOOL: Hoey attended Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High, where he concluded his career as a standout prep and junior player by capturing the 2013 CIF Southern Section Boys' Golf individual title with a 3-under 69 to go with four league titles ... In his final action before enrolling at USC, Hoey advanced to the match-play portion of the 2013 U.S. Amateur by tying for 20th in stroke play at 141 (73-68). He lost in the first round of match play ... Also in 2013, he tied for seventh in the Junior America's Cup and took fourth at the Callaway Junior World Championship ... Hoey won the 2012 Callaway Junior World Championship and the 2012 Junior America's Cup and finished seventh at the 2012 California State Open. He was ranked the No. 14 overall recruit in the class of 2012.