Golf

USC golf finishes play outside of the top 5

The women finish 6th, while the men take 9th.

No. 7 USC Women’s golf took sixth at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Club in Athens, Georgia on Sunday.

The Women of Troy finished at 35-over 899 (292, 305, 302). South Carolina won the event at 17-over 881, with Ole Miss claiming second place at 19-over 883.

Senior Allisen Corpuz led the Trojans with a T3 finish, carding a 2-over 218 (70, 74, 74) performance. Corpuz has placed in the top four in every tournament this season.

The team’s worst finish this season drops their ranking three spots to No. 10.

Seniors Amelia Garvey and Alyaa Abdulghany finished T22 and T26 respectively, with Garvey 8-over 224 (72, 75, 77) and Abdulghany one shot back with a 9-over 225 (74, 78, 73) performance.

Rounding out the Trojans were sophomore Alexa Melton at 52nd place with a 16-over 232 (76, 78, 78) performance and freshman Brianna Navarrosa tied for 68th at 21-over 237 (77, 82, 78).

The Women of Troy will finish their regular season on April 5 at the Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif.

USC Men’s golf took ninth at the National Invitational Tournament at the Tucson National Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz. on Sunday.

The team finished at 3-under 861 (287, 284, 290). Oklahoma State took first at 47-under 817 (275, 272, 270).

Senior Kaito Onishi led the Trojans with a season-best 10-under performance. Onishi finished tied for ninth carding a 206 (70, 68, 68). “I feel great about my game right now,” Onishi spoke of his performance. “If I continue to play like I did and make more putts, things will hopefully go my way.”

The next best Trojan performance was by freshman Shane Ffrench, who was 12-strokes behind Onishi, finishing tied for 61st at 2-over 218 (76, 71, 71).

Sophomore Tyler Guo finished tied for 68th at 4-over 220 (73, 73, 74). Senior Leon D’Souza and freshman Krando Nishiba each tied for 79th at 6-over 222 (73, 72, 77) and (71, 74, 77), respectively.

Junior Cameron Henry finished tied for 74th as an individual with a 5-over 221 (72, 76, 73).

The Trojans continue play March 25 at The Goodwin in Stanford, Calif.