Trojans Tie For Fourth At Amer Ari Invitational|
Feb. 8, 2013
Sophomore Anthony Paolucci tied for 10th while senior Sam Smith and sophomore Ramsey Sahyoun were each under par again during the final round to lead No. 3 USC to a tie for fourth at the Amer Ari Invitational on Friday (Feb. 8) at the Waikoloa (Hawaii) G.C.
USC, tied for 12th after the first round, climbed back to finish tied for fourth at 14-under 850 (291-273-286) along with Georgia Tech and defending NCAA champion Texas. UCLA and Washington tied for first at 22-under while TCU was third at 15-under.
"We had one great day and two poor days," said head coach Chris Zambri. "We are doing some things well but have significant room for improvement. The goal between now and our next event in Palm Desert will be to make some strides in the areas we have room for growth."
Paolucci tied for 10th at 5-under 211 (72-66-73) and had four birdies during his final round. Smith rose to a tie for 17th at 3-under 213 (72-71-70) with a five-birdie round.
Freshman Yi Keun Chang (74-68-73) and junior Ramsey Sahyoun (77-68-70) tied for 26th at 1-under 215 while junior Jeffrey Kang tied for 88th at 8-over 224 (73-71-80). Sahyoun's round included three birdies against just one bogey.
Playing individually, senior Stewart Hagestad tied for 55th at 3-over 219 (77-69-73).
USC returns to action Feb. 18-20 at The Prestige in La Quinta, Calif.