Men's Golf
    Trojan Golf To Compete In 2005 U.S. Intercollegiate At Stanford
    Senior Ben Hayes was a freshman the last time he competed in this tournament.  He finished tied for fourth.
    Senior Ben Hayes was a freshman the last time he competed in this tournament. He finished tied for fourth.

    April 13, 2005

    The No. 19 USC men's golf team travels up north, April 16-17, to compete in the U.S. Intercollegiate at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif. The Trojans have not competed in this tournament since they won it in 2002.

    Eighteen teams are set to compete in the two-day, 54-hole event at the par 71, 6,786-yard Stanford Golf Course. There will be a practice round on Friday and teams will play 36 holes on Saturday with the final 18 on Sunday, with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start to kick off all three rounds of play.

    Four of the 18 teams set to compete are ranked in the top 25 by the Golfweek/Sagarin performance index, with 13 teams in the top 100. Participating teams include (ranking): Stanford (52), Arizona (24), Arizona State (10), Washington (26), Washington State (99), UCLA (15), USC (19), Oregon (68), Oregon State (61), California (72), UC Irvine (59), San Francisco, San Jose State, Pacific, Santa Clara, Fresno State (75), San Diego State (58), and Long Beach State.

    Last year, UCLA won the tournament (279-277-284--840) while San Diego State's Mark Warman (71-62-73--206) was crowned individual champion.

    The last time the Trojans competed in this tournament, seniors Ben Hayes and Nico Bollini were freshman standouts on the first-place Trojan squad. Hayes shot a one-over 212 to tie for fourth place and Bollini finished tied for 17th shooting 217.

    The Stanford Golf Course will also host the 2005 NCAA Regional tournament in May.

    Complete results will be posted on www.gostanford.com following each day of competition.