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Jackson Rivera Leads USC Men’s Golf in Day One of Desert Mountain Collegiate

Jackson Rivera Leads USC Men's Golf in Day One of Desert Mountain Collegiate

Men’s Golf | March 04, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Az – After several delays and a suspended second round, USC sits firmly in ninth place after the first round and halfway through the second of the Desert Mountain Collegiate at the Desert Mountain Outlaw Course in Scottsdale, Az. 

The tournament was scheduled for two rounds Saturday (Mar. 4), but after frost delayed the start of the tournament, the players were met by a shortened day, as they eventually called the second round early due to darkness. 

Through one and a half rounds, the Trojans are led by sophomore Jackson Rivera, who sits T-15th with a one-over total. Rivera posted a 74 in the first round (+2) but climbed the leader boards at the start of the second, as he went one-under for the first 12 holes.

USC, as a squad, ranks ninth out of 16 teams, as a tough first round put them in a hole. The Trojans opened the second round ranked T-13th with a team total of 12 over. Before play was suspended for the day, USC was rising in the leader boards, as they currently have the fifth-best second round with a team total of three over. 

Junior Krando Nishiba is second on the team after finishing T-31st with a four-over outing through 29 holes. 

Graduate Student Jack Boulger and sophomore Gavin Aurilia are T-35th, as they are both five over, with Bougler playing through 30 holes and Aurilia being through 29 holes. 

Freshman Mahanth Chirravuri rounds out the team with an 11-over through 31 holes. 

USC finishes its run at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate at 8 a.m. Sunday (Mar. 5) at the Desert Mountain Outlaw Course in Scottsdale, Az. 



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