Men's Golf Takes Fifth at Western Intercollegiate

April 3, 2001

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The Cal men's golf team took fifth place at the 55th annual Western Intercollegiate. The Bears scored a 292-290-295-877 (+37).

The University of Oregon won the team championship with Mike Sica and John Ellis each shooting a final-round, one-under par 69 to lead the the way.

The Ducks had their best team score in an 18-hole round of the tournament Tuesday with a one-under par 279 for an 850 total on the par 70, 6,445 yard Pasatiempo Golf Course. Oregon, which shared the first round lead and was ahead by six shots after round two, picked up its first win of the season. Washington was second, 17 shots behind Oregon, at 867. Kansas, which had the best team score in the final round with a three-under par 277, finished third at 872.

Pacific at 876 and California at 877 rounded out the top five teams in the 18-team field.

Individually for the Bears, Walter Chun shot a third-round 68 to tie for 10th place (75-73-68-216). Peter Tomasulo tied for 17th, Dong Yi finished tied for 22nd, J.R. Ruda tied for 48th and James Hahn tied for 50th place.

Overall, Lars Johansson of San Diego State parred the first playoff hole to capture medalist honors over Jason Higton of Pacific, who bogeyed the hole. Both players finished at four-under par 206 after Johansson shot a final round 74 while Higton posted an even par 70.

No other player in the 90-player field broke par. Ellis, a sophomore from Gavilan College in Gilroy, and his Oregon teammate, Chris Carnahan tied for third at even par 210. Overall, three Oregon golfers finished in the top-14.

Final 54-holes results from the 55th Annual Western IntercollegiatePasatiempo Golf Course, Santa Cruz, Calif.Par 70, 6,445 yards 
Team Finish
1 Oregon, U. of 284 287 279 850 +10 2 Washington, U. of 291 286 290 867 +27 3 Kansas, U. of 299 296 277 872 +32 4 Pacific, U. of the 284 295 297 876 +36 5 California, U. of 292 290 295 877 +37 6 UC-Irvine 287 298 295 880 +40 7 Pepperdine Univ. 304 297 281 882 +42 Stanford University 293 295 294 882 +42 9 Oregon State U. 293 295 296 884 +44 10 San Jose State Univ. 298 294 293 885 +45 Fresno State Univ. 295 297 293 885 +45 12 Hawaii, Univ. of 292 297 302 891 +51 13 UC-Santa Barbara 301 289 302 892 +52 14 San Diego State U. 284 301 311 896 +56 15 Nevada, Univ. of 294 307 298 899 +59 16 Ohio State Univ. 293 307 301 901 +61 17 Long Beach State 306 304 294 904 +64 18 Santa Clara Univ. 301 314 304 919 +79

Cal Individuals
tie-10th Walter Chun 75 73 68 216 +6tie-17th Peter Tomasulo 68 74 76 218 +8tie-22nd Dong Yi 75 70 74 219 +9tie-48th J.R. Ruda 74 73 78 225 +15tie-50th James Hahn 75 74 77 226 +16

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