Men's Golf
    Smith Leads USC During First Day Of Western Intercollegiate

    Senior Sam Smith.

    April 13, 2013


    Senior Sam Smith fired a combined 3-under to tie for third and help the No. 10 USC men's golf team to fifth place after a 36-hole first day of the 67th Western Intercollegiate at the Pasatiempo G.C. in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Saturday (April 13).

    USC combined for a 24-over 724 (351-373) for fifth. UCLA leads at 2-over 702 while No. 1 Cal is second at 11-over 711, Stanford is third at 17-over 717 and San Diego State is fourth at 18-over 718 (349-369).

    Smith, USC's leader the past two events, is tied for third at 3-under 137 (67-70), two strokes back of UCLA's Pontus Widegren (5-under 135) and one behind Bruin Pedro Figueiredo (4-under 136).

    Smith had a five-birdie first round and followed it with a solid second round with two early birdies to offset two late bogeys.

    Freshman Yi Keun Chang is tied for 15th at 2-over 142 (66-76). He scorched the course in the first round with six birdies sandwiched between a pair of bogeys. The round helped offset troubles in the second round.

    Junior Jeffrey Kang is tied for 41st at 7-over 147 (69-78), sophomore Anthony Paolucci is tied for 52nd at 9-over 149 (74-75), junior Ramsey Sahyoun is tied for 68th at 12-over 152 (75-77) and senior Stewart Hagestad is tied for 71st at 13-over 153 (78-75).

    Action concludes Sunday with a shotgun start beginning at 8:15 a.m.