No. 2 USC Men's Golf Finishes Fifth At Pac-12 Championships|
May 1, 2016
The Trojans, who began the fourth round at a combined 2-over, finished the tourney at a 28-over 1448 (356-348-363-381) after shooting 26-over (381) on the final day.
No. 4 Stanford won the Pac-12 title at 18-under 1402 (352-336-348-366) despite shooting its worst round of the tournament on Sunday (366, 11-over). No. 13 California finished second, 29 strokes behind the Cardinal at 11-over 1431(350-343-355-383) after a 28-over 383 final round. No. 10 Arizona State was third at 19-over 1439 (359-352-364-364) while shooting Sunday's low round of 9-over 364 and No. 24 Washington was fourth at 23-over 1443 (360-355-360-368).
Hoey, after posting a fourth round 1-over 72, finished the tourney at even par 284 (70-70-72-72) to tie with 2 others for 11th place.
Freshman Justin Suh went 4-over 288 (70-69-71-78) to tie for 19th after shooting a 7-over 78 on Sunday. Sophomore Jonah Texeira, who posted a 3-over 74 in the final round, tied for 26th at 7-over 291 (74-70-73-74), while freshman Ryan Slater was 1 stroke behind him at 8-over 292 (70-69-75-78) for a 28th place tie after his final round 7-over 78. Senior Andrew Levitt tied for 42nd place at 14-over 298 (72-70-77-79) and soph Sean Crocker carded a 16-over 300 (76-73-72-79) to finish in 47th place (both shot an 8-over 79 on Sunday).
Arizona State's Jon Rahm won the Pac-12 individual title with a 12-under 272 (70-66-68-68), 4 strokes better than runnerup Jordan Gumberg of Arizona, who came in at 8-over 276 (68-71-69-68). Third round leader K.K. Limbhasut of California shot a final round 8-over 79 to finish tied for third at 277 (66-66-66-79) with Stanford's David Boote (68-66-70-73).
By virtue of placing higher in the Pac-12 tourney's final standings than UCLA, which was eighth at 45-over 1465 (358-365-360-382), USC collected 10 points in the SoCal BMW Crosstown Cup, the season-long all-sports competition between the Trojans and Bruins.
USC now will prepare for the upcoming NCAA Regional Championships May 16-18 at a site to be determined.