WOODING SO FAR THIS SEASON
Senior Joshua Wooding posted a pair of top 20 finishes in the 2006 fall season, including a tie for 11th at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge and a tie for 19th at the CordeValle Collegiate. In the latter event, he fired a career low-tying 65 in the final round.
WOODING IN THE FALL OF 2006
Invermess Intercollegiate 81-76-78 (235) 50th tie
The Prestige at PGA West 71-82-73 (226) 44th tie
Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge 78-73-74 (225) 11th tie
CordeValle Collegiate 77-71-65 (212) 19th tie
Wooding had USC's second-lowest stroke average (73.18) as a 2006 junior and posted five top 20 finishes ... His best finish was a second place in Troy's season-opening Inverness Intercollegiate, where he had a 215 ... An injury at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge derailed his fall, but Wooding returned in the spring to post top 20 finishes in four of seven events ... His tie for 17th at the Taylor Made Intercollegiate featured a 68 and a 66 and his tie for 18th at the Ashworth Invitational featured a final-round 67 ... He again tied for 18th at the U.S. Intercollegiate by the Maple Fund and tied for 17th at the Pac-10 Championships ... At the NCAA Championships East Regional, he was USC's second highest finisher, tied for 59th (225) ... Wooding earned All-Pac-10 honorable mentions honors.
Wooding was fourth on the team in stroke average (73.95) as a sophomore and posted a season-best tie for 11th at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate ... His low round of the year was a 66 at the same tournament in the final round ... He produced a strong effort at the NCAA Championship, tying for 13th with a 284 ... He was also tied for 17th at the Pac-10 Championships (286) and tied for 14th at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge (150) ... He had three rounds below 70.
Wooding had a solid freshman year, finishing third on the team with a stroke average of 73.34 ... He led the team three times, including a tie for 25th in his Trojan debut at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and a personal-best tie for fourth at the Thunderbird Invitational ... His 204 at the Thunderbird (including rounds of 66 and 68) was a USC season low for 54 holes ... Shot a season-low 65 in the third round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... Tied for 42nd at the Pac-10 Championships ... Was named All-Pac-10 honorable mention.
One of the top junior golfers in the country, Wooding was ranked 16th among juniors by Golfweek 2003 and was the 2002 CIF Southern Section Champion while prepping at Riverside Poly (Calif.) high ... He was sixth at the 2002 World Junior Championships and was in the final 16 of the 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur ... He was also a qualifier for the 2002 U.S. Amateur and the 2001 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Born on Feb. 23, 1985. A public policy, management and planning major, he is the son of David and Karen Wooding and has a brother, Jeremiah.
Favorite Music/Band: Hip Hop and R & B/Nas
Favorite Restaurants: Steakhouse
Favorite Player: Vijay Singh
Post USC Ambition: To play on the PGA Tour
Lowest 54-Hole Score: 203, Waikoloa Intercollegiate, 2005
Lowest Round: 65,
Third round of the CordeValle Collegiate, 2006
Third round of Carpet Capital Collegiate, 2003
Top 10 Finishes: 2,
Inverness Intercollegiate, 2005 (2nd)
Pac-10 Championships, 2007 (3rd)
Thunderbird Invitational, 2004 (4th tie)
Oregon Duck Invitational, 2007 (5th)
Highest Finish: 2nd, Inverness Intercollegiate, 2005
Rounds in 60s: 15