Senior Nick Baines expected to lead Torero golfers
Three Day Event being hosted by the University of Arizona
Sophomore transfers in from Palomar College
Event will be held at Valley Vista Golf Club
The sophomore transfer was an NJCAA All-American at South Mountain Community College.
This past season he guided the Toreros to a 4th place showing in the West Coast Conference Championships. USD also tied for 6th in three tournaments during the season - Saint Mary's Invitational, Nick Watney Invitational and the Lamkin San Diego Classic. Senior Alex Chiarella was selected First Team All-West Coast Conference and advanced to the NCAA Regionals as an individual.
In 2014-15 tallied five top-5 tournament finishes including a first place showing at the Saint Mary's Invitational. USD turned in two runner-up showings (Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational & Barona Collegiate Cup), to go with a strong 3rd place at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational and a 4th place finish in the Lamkin San Diego Classic. USD advanced and hosted the NCAA Regionals at The Farms Golf Club where the Toreros tied for 10th place. Senior Grant Forrest closed out his stellar career by earning his fourth straight All-WCC First Team nod. He went on to earn a spot on the Walker Cup team for the Great Britain and Ireland team. They would go on to defeat the USA in the competition.
The 2013-14 campaign was highlighted by the Toreros winning the team title at their own The Farms Collegiate Invitational with a three-round team score of 860. USD would turn in seven top-5 tournament finishes - 2nd at Bill Cullum Invitational, 3rd at Saint Mary's Invitational & Jones Invitational, 4th at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational & Redhawk Invitational, and 5th at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic. Junior Grant Forrest would win medalist honors at three tournaments (Saint Mary's Invitational, The Farms Collegiate, the Redhawk Invitational) and go on to represent the school in the NCAA San Antonio Regional.
He guided the 2012-13 Toreros to the NCAA Regionals (Tallahassee, Florida) for the sixth straight season. During the regular season the Toreros placed first at the Bill Cullum Invitational (16 teams) back in October, along with two third place finishes (Topy Cup & ASU Thunderbird Invitational).
The 2011-12 season was Cory's first year as head coach after being top assistant for four seasons for Tim Mickelson who took a similar position with Arizona State University. Scoggin guided the Toreros into the NCAA Championship with a trip to the Oklahoma Regional (May 17-19). The Toreros, ranked 61st, won the Kauai Collegiate Invitational, were runner-up at the North Ranch Intercollegiate, and earned eight top-5 finishes out of 12 tournaments.
In 2010-11 Scoggin completed his fourth year with the USD program as an assistant coach to Mickelson. He helped lead the Toreros to their first WCC championship (2008), 4 consecutive NCAA Regional appearances, and 3 consecutive NCAA National Championship appearances finishing 13th in 2009, 9th in 2010 and 16th in 2011.
During the 2010-11 season the Toreros won two tournaments and finished in the top-5 in nine of twelve events. The season was highlighted by team titles at the Wolf Pack Classic and Kauai Collegiate. The Toreros hosted the NCAA West Regional's at The Farms Golf Club and placed 3rd (13 teams) to advance to their third straight NCAA National Championship. Alex Ching was named the 2011 West Coast Conference Player of the Year.
The 2009-10 Toreros won five tournaments - the Kauai Collegiate Invitational, the USD Callaway Invitational for the first time, the Allstate Sugar Bowl Mardi Gras Invitational, and a tie at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic. Additionally they had five other top-five showings including 2nd place finishes at the WCC Championships and Wolf Pack Classic.
During the 2008 Fall campaign the Toreros tallied three top-5 finishes in their five tournaments, including a first place title at the Kaua'i Collegiate where they won by 15 strokes. USD also placed third at the Sycuan Collegiate, and tied for fifth at the San Francisco Intercollegiate. The 2009 spring campaign was capped off by the Toreros advancing out of the NCAA West Regional's, then turning in a strong showing at their first-ever National appearance with a 13th place finish out of 30 teams.
In his first campaign (2007-08) he helped guide the Toreros to six top-5 finishes, including the program's first-ever West Coast Conference championship. The Toreros advanced to the 2008 NCAA West Regional's, marking their second trip in three years.
During the 2006-07 season Cory was the interim head coach for the men's golf team at Cal State San Marcos. He directed the team to 2nd place finishes at three tournaments - the Bill Collum Invitational, Pala Mesa Invitational and their very own Cal State San Marcos Invitational. The team finished 5th at Regional's and advanced to Nationals where they placed 14th.
Scoggin competed at Cal State San Marcos where in 2003-04 he was a First Team All-American. During his senior year the team won the Cal State San Marcos Invitational and Grand Canyon Invitational. At Regional's, the team finished 2nd as Scoggin shot 6 under par for the tournament and was named Region II Golfer of the Year. In 1999 he earned his B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts, Arts and Technology Track from Cal State San Marcos in 2004. He owns an Associate of Applied Business Degree from the San Diego Golf Academy. He currently is a Class A member with the PGA of America. In April of 2013, Cory was inducted into the Cal State University at San Marcos Athletics Hall of Fame
From Carbondale, Colorado, Cory attended Roaring Fork High School where he competed on the golf team.
2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Celebration of Excellence 2017
Check out the end of the year COE boat cruise with student-athletes, coaches and staff
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics
President for a Day
USD President Harris switched places with Track & Cross Country Senior Olivia Gonzalez
Torero Timeout with Olivia Sandusky
Walk down the beach with softball senior Olivia Sandusky on a Torero Timeout
Jamal Agnew Drafted to the Detroit Lions
Jamal Agnew was drafted in the fifth round as the #165 pick to the Lions