USC defends title at Jones Invitational
TUSTIN, California (March 1, 2016) -- The USC
golf team turned in a dominating performance to win
the Southwestern Jones Invitational on Tuesday at
North Ranch C.C.
Senior Andrew Levitt fired a final-round 68 to catch
pass teammate Jonah Texeira and clinch his first
It was the Trojans' second tournament win of the
season -- they posted a team total of 26-under 838
(280-282-286), 20 better than host Pepperdine and
better than third-place San Diego State.
Levitt won medalist honors at 8-under 208 (72-68-
overtaking sophomore Jonah Texeira in the final
Texeira posted 7-under 209 (69-67-73). He led for
most of the three rounds and was 3-under through
10, but hit his first rough patch during the home
stretch, bogeying three late holes. Texeira’s tie for
second was still a career-best finish as a Trojan and
marked the fourth top 8 he’s had this season.
“Winning always feels good and I’m happy for all the
guys on the team,” USC Coach Chris Zambri said.
I’m especially happy for Andrew, a senior who won
first college tournament. We have an event next
so for us it’s just back to the drawing board and
figuring out how to get ourselves ready for that.”
San Diego State turned in two strong individual
performances from Nahum Mendoza III (3rd place at
under) and Ryann Ree (4th place at 6-under). Ree
had the low round of the tournament, moving way up
the board in the final round with a 65.
USC Sophomore Sean Crocker was part of a three-
tie for fifth at 5-under 211 along with Maverick
(Augusta) and Frederick Wedel (Pepperdine)
-- USC Athetics provided information for this story
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