VOGEL SO FAR THIS SEASON
A sophomore in 2011, All-American candidate T.J. Vogel was USC's top golfer in the fall season, finishing second at the U.S. Collegiate Championship at 7-under 209 (74-69-66) and tying for fourth at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational at 5-over 215 (68-74-73). He also tied for 20th at the Gifford Collegiate Invitational.
Vogel earned NGCA Freshman All-American, NCAA West Region and All-Pac-10 first team honors as well as a nod as Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year after leading USC in stroke average (72.12) and posting three top 10 finishes and nine in the top 27 ... Ranked in the top 40 by Golfweek.com, Vogel posted six straight top 22 finishes heading into the NCAA Championships, where he tied for 25th at 1-under 215 (74-72-69), marking the fifth time he finished as Troy's top golfer ... He posted back-to-back seconds to start the spring season. He finished alone in second at the USC Collegiate, where he carded a 9-under 204 (70-63-71). His second-round score was two off the tournament record and USC's lowest of the season. He followed it with a tie for second at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, where he finished 4-over 220 (71-72-77) ... He tied for eighth at the Stanford Intercollegiate, where he carded a 2-under 208 (74-65-69). At the Pac-10 Championships, he tied for 16th at 4-under 280 (65-70-67-78) and was vying for the lead until the final round. At the NCAA Regional, he tied for 21st, including a final-round 2-under 70. In the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, he won three of his four matches ... He was second on the team with seven rounds in the 60s.
Vogel prepped at American Heritage in Plantation, Fla., where he was the No. 2 ranked prep golfer in the 2008-09 class ... Vogel, just months before enrolling at USC, warmed up for college by winning a pair of major Junior events, claiming titles at the 2009 Rolex Tournament of Champions and the 2009 Junior PGA Championship. He won the Rolex in a playoff and won the Junior PGA by two strokes ... Vogel also represented the U.S. at the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, helping America to second place while finishing seventh individually ... He put together a strong 2008 summer as well, finishing near the top of the leaderboard in many national events, including a second at the Western Junior, making the round of 16 at the U.S. Junior and posting top 10 finishes in prestigious events like the AJGA Footjoy and the AJGA HP Classic. He was the 2007 South Florida Sun-Sentinel Boys' Golfer of the Year as a junior and the 2007 and 2008 Sun Sentinel Player of the Year.
Lowest Round: 63, USC Collegiate Invitational, 2010
Lowest 54-hole score: 204, USC Collegiate Invitational, 2010
Rounds in the 60s: 10