Levitt 66 Leads Big USC Charge In Georgia|
Oct. 22, 2016
Senior Andrew Levitt fired a career-best 6-under 66 to lead the No. 18 USC men’s golf team as it shaved off 12 strokes to close within four of the lead after 36 holes at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate in Alpharetta, Ga., on Saturday (Oct. 22).
The Trojans, 11-over on Friday, were a combined 20 strokes better today during a 9-under 279 second round that saw them move into a tie for fourth at 2-over 578 (299-279). Oklahoma remained in first, but now its 2-under 574 is just two better than Texas A&M and Virginia (E) with USC, Duke and Wake Forest four back.
Levitt is tied for fifth at fourth at 4-under 140 (74-66) after a stellar second round that saw him go 2-under on the front and 4-under on the back. Five back of the lead, he had seven birdies on the day – including three in a row between 4 and 6, as well as an eagle on 15. His previous best round as a Trojan was 67.
Junior Sean Crocker (74-72) and senior Rico Hoey (76-70) are tied for 29th at 2-over 146. Hoey opened with an eagle on 1 and finished with birdies on 12 and 18 to offset two bogeys for his 2-under round. Crocker mixed five birdies and five bogeys during his even round.
Freshman Cheng Jin (77-71) and sophomore Justin Suh (75-73) are tied for 42nd at 4-over 148. Jin overcame a triple on 2 to finish his round at 1-under thanks to four birdies without another blemish. Suh opened at 2-over at the turn but closed at 1-under.
The Trojans will begin final round play in the second wave at 8:30 a.m. PT with Duke and Wake Forest.