USC Wins Inverness Intercollegiate; Host Toledo Finishes 12th
Southern California (896) made up for letting its second-round lead at the 2005 Inverness Intercollegiate slip away by registering a three-stroke victory today over second-round leader TCU (899). The Trojans’ margin of victory equaled last year’s three-stroke difference between Florida and USC. Today’s action was played in a driving rain throughout most of the round at the par-71, 7,255-yard Inverness Club.
The final results featured a tight leaderboard with Florida (900) finishing four shots back and Coastal Carolina (901) only five away from the lead. Georgia (904) and UNLV (906) were in fifth and sixth place, respectively.
Individually, TCU’s Jon McLean (69-72-73--214) captured medalist honors by leading wire-to-wire and finished one stroke away from tying the tournament record. Florida’s Manual Villegas (74-76-68-218) finished in second place after firing the best round of the day with a three-under par 68. Rounding out the top five was USC’s Jamie Lovemark (72-75-72-219), Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson (76-73-71-220) and USC’s Tom Glissmeyer (74-74-73-221).
Toledo finished in a 12th-place tie (931) with Illinois and squandered away an impressive first-round performance that found the Rockets in third place. It was a repeat of last year’s tournament when UT was in second place after the first round and ended up tied for seventh place.
"I was very disappointed with the way we played today," UT Head Coach Jamie Mauntler said. "We need to be able to sustain our play throughout a tournament for us to be able to compete with the top teams in the country.”
Junior Justin Hull (71-78-77-226) led the Rockets by tying for 10th place, while fellow classmate Renaud Langevin (77-73-79--229) tied for 20th place. Rounding out the Rocket lineup were junior Ciaran McAleavey (77-80-81-238) in 57th place and senior Tyler Riley (77-80-82-239) tied for 58th place. Toledo Bowsher graduate and freshman Adam Crisp (84-86-81-251) finished in 75th place.
The Rockets will return to action with a trip to the Olympia Fields Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 25-26.