Men's Golf
    Chang Ties For 16th To Lead No. 13 USC At NCAA Championships

    Freshman Yi Keun Chang

    May 30, 2013

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    Freshman Yi Keun Chang tied for 16th overall after a final round of par while senior Sam Smith concluded his USC career with a 1-under 69 as No. 13 USC finished tied for 23rd in the 54-hole stroke play portion of the 2013 NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Thursday (May 30) at the Capital City Club/Crabapple Course in Atlanta, hosted by Georgia Tech.

    The Trojans combined for a 14-over 854 (291-278-285), unable to snare a top 8 finish necessary to advance to the three-day match play tournament for the NCAA title that runs Friday through Sunday.

    Top-ranked Cal finished first at 16-under 824 while host Georgia Tech finished second at 10-under 830. Alabama and Texas, the 2012 finalists, tied for third at 7-under 233, while Illinois took fifth at 5-under 835. The final three spots will be decided by a four team playoff between New Mexico, Texas A&M, UNLV and Arizona State, who tied for sixth at 2-over 842.

    Chang tied for 16th at 3-under 207 (71-66-70) to lead USC. He got off to a hot start and was 3-under through 13 before three late bogeys dropped him to even for his final round.

    Smith tied for 49th at 2-over 212 (71-72-69). His final round as a Trojan included three birdies against one double bogey on 16.

    Sophomore Anthony Paolucci tied for 93rd at 6-over 216 (69-71-76), senior Stewart Hagestad tied for 116th at 9-over 219 (80-69-70) while junior Jeffrey Kang was 156th at 32-over 242 (83-75-84).