No. 11 USC In 10th After Pac-12 Championships Opener
April 29, 2013
Senior Stewart Hagestad and junior Anthony Paolucci tied for 20th while the No. 11 USC men's golf team is in 10th after a difficult 36-hole opening day of the 2013 Pac-12 Championships at the L.A. C.C. on Monday (April 29).
Top-ranked Cal held the lead the entire day and will begin the third round in first after a 5-under 695 (338-357) to open play. UCLA is second at 4-over 704 while Washington is third at 9-over 709.
The Trojans never quite found their groove during the first two rounds and finished at a combined 36-over 736 (368-368), producing identical 18-over rounds Monday.
Paolucci (67-77) carded a 3-under first round that featured seven birdies to offset a couple double bogeys on par 4s. He fell off the pace a bit in round two.
Hagestad, playing as USC's No. 6, tied Paolucci after rounds of 71 and 73. He had three birdies during his 1-over first round and four birdies during the second round.
Senior Sam Smith is tied for 27th at 5-over 145 (71-74). He had a bogey on 14 and 17 pars the rest of the way during the first round and finished the second round with three birdies.
Action on Tuesday and Wednesday begins at 8 a.m. off No. 1 and No. 10 as well. Each team will feature six players with the top five scores counting each round.