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USC earns top Gifford Collegiate seed, Rico Hoey medals
USC and Rico Hoey are looking for their second consecutive win <br>(USC Athletics Photo)
USC and Rico Hoey are looking for their second consecutive win
(USC Athletics Photo)
NAPA, CA (November 7, 2016) -- After a 36-hole day at the Gifford Collegiate USC, looking for their second straight win, has claimed the top-seed heading into the first day of match play on Tuesday. No. 18 USC was paced by medalist winner Rico Hoey as the Trojans posted 38- under to finish 17 shots in front of second place and 11th ranked Stanford at Silverado Resort and Spa.

Hoey took the top spot thanks to rounds of 65-67 that pushed him to 12-under and and two-strokes in front of teammate junior Jonah Texeira.

Through two rounds of play Hoey, a first team All- Pac 12 performer, has only bogeyed once while birdieing 13 times. The seniors most impressive stretch came during his second round when he rolled in four birdies in a row from Nos. 14-17.

Playing with a six-team line up, the entire USC roster completed play inside the top-20 and under-par. The aforementioned Texeira was 10-under, junior Sean Crocker and sophomore Justin Suh shared tenth at 5- under while freshman Cheng Jin and redshirt senior Andrew Levitt were 1-under in a tie for 18th.

On Wednesday play will switch to match play with the the quarterfinals and semifinals to be contested. The quarterfinals will begin at 7:30 a.m. PST with the semifinals to follow at approximately 1:30 p.m. PST.

Quarterfinal Matches
All tee times are PST

No. 1 USC (-38) vs. No. 8 Wisconsin (+27) - #1 Tee - Tee Times (7:00, 7:10, 7:19, 7:29, 7:38, 7:48)

1 - Sean Crocker (USC) vs. Jordan Hahn (UW)
3 - Rico Hoey (USC) vs. Pete Kuhl (UW)
4 - Jonah Texeira (USC) vs. Brett Robinson (UW)
5 - Justin Suh (USC) vs. Ben Skogen (UW)
6 - Andrew Levitt (USC) vs. Eddie Wajda (UW)

No. 4 Colorado (-12) vs. No. 5 Northwestern (-4)* - #10 Tee - Tee Times (7:00, 7:10, 7:19, 7:29, 7:38, 7:48)

1 - Morten Toft Hansen (CU) vs. Andrew Whalen (NU) 2 - John Souza (CU) vs. Sam Triplett (NU)
3 - Ethan Freeman (CU) vs. Everton Hawkins (NU)
4 - Yannik Paul (CU) vs. Ryan Lumsden (NU)
5 - Jeremy Paul (CU) vs. Dylan Wu (NU)
6 - Spencer Painton (CU) vs. Conor Richardson (NU)

No. 2 Stanford (-21) vs. No. 7 South Florida (+15) - #1 Tee - Tee Times (7:57, 8:07, 8:16, 8:26, 8:35, 8:45)

1 - Isaiah Salinda (Stanford) vs. Cristian DiMarco (USF)
2 - Viraat Badhwar (Stanford) vs. Priyanshu Singh (USF)
3 - Brandon Wu (Stanford) vs. Jimmy Jones (USF)
4 - Jeffrey Swegle (Stanford) vs. Andre Leveque (USF)
5 - Maverick McNealy (Stanford) vs. Claudio Correa (USF)
6 - Franklin Huang (Stanford) vs. Rigel Fernandes (USF)

No. 3 UCLA (-14) vs. No. 6 Washington (-4) - #10 Tee - Tee Times (7:57, 8:07, 8:16, 8:26, 8:35, 8:45)

1 - Spencer Soosman (UCLA) vs. Henry Lee (UW)
2 - Hidetoshi Yoshihara (UCLA) vs. Carl Yuan (UW)
3 - Matt Hutchins (UCLA) vs. Daniel List (UW)
4 - Cole Madey (UCLA) vs. Corey Pereira (UW)
5 - Patrick Murphy (UCLA) vs. Sam Warkentin (UW)
6 - Tyler Collier (UCLA) vs. Frank Garber (UW)

*Northwestern earned the fourth-seed in a tiebreaker over Washington

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36 holes of strokeplay followed by three rounds of match play. Format was changed from a 54-hole strokeplay event to resemble that of the NCAA Championship.

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