With summer coming to a close, it's only right that fans in Southern California are ramping up for USC football. However, what's going under the radar is some developments in the USC golf world, which are intriguing for those that keep their eyes glued to the links.
Below we'll dive into a few USC golf storylines and how they affect the program's past, present, and future.
Andrea Gaston is Leaving the Women's Golf Program
The biggest USC golf news from this summer is that Andrea Gaston, coach of the women's golf program for the past 22 years is leaving to take a coaching position at Texas A&M. During Gaston's stint, she led the women's team to three NCAA championships. She also led the women's team to 13 consecutive top-5 finishes.
She also coached 5 different players to individual NCAA titles.
Since Gaston has huge shoes to fill, it'll be interesting to see how they address the coaching change. The position will be in high demand and is considered a top 5 coaching job in all of collegiate golf.
The Men's Team is Set to Be Strong
A look at the men's team also suggests that they'll be a force this year.
Most notably, they'll be led by rising senior Justin Suh, who recently took home the 57th Northeast Amateur title.
Going into this tournament Suh was a standout. He's notched eight top 4 finishes and a strong performance in the Pac 12 championship.
USC Standout is Set to Compete in the British Open
Going into the British Open, former USC player Sean Crocker is a strong sleeper. ESPN ranks him 125th out of more than 170, and some publications are predicting a top 10 finish.
Crocker has a tee time tomorrow of 6:15 a.m., along with Gavin Green and Ash Turner.
It'll be interesting to see how he fares, as he's had strong performances at the Trophee Hassan II and Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
There's a bit of moving and shaking happening in the world of USC golf on both the men's and women's side, as you can see. Be sure to stay tuned to each development.