Cal Travels to USC for Cleveland Golf Classic

Feb. 26, 2003

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CAL TEES OFF AT CLEVELAND GOLF CLASSIC: California travels to Southern California to compete in the two-day Cleveland Golf Classic, hosted by University of Southern California, Mar. 3-4. The 17-team tournament will be held at the prestigious North Ranch Country Club in Los Angeles, a par-71 facility. Golfers will tee off at Monday at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start, playing 36 holes, and the final round on Tuesday beginning at 7:30 a.m. off the first and 10th tees.

BEARS CLEVELAND GOLF CLASSIC LINEUPPlayer	YR	02-03 RNDS	STROKES	AVG	LOW	TOP FINISH1. Peter Tomasulo	Jr.	21	1471	70.0	66	T1st2. Jeff Hood	So.	21	1535	73.1	66	T10th3. Eric West	Fr.	15	1098	73.2	70	T19th4. Jesse Ruda	Jr.	21	1537	73.2	67	T14th5. Michael Wilson	Fr.	18	1301	72.3	68	1st

THE FIELD: In addition to defending Pac-10 Champion USC and the Bears, the other 15 teams in the tournament Arizona State, Brigham Young, Fresno State, Houston, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and Washington.

LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT: Cal placed fifth at the Cleveland Golf Classic with a 54-hole 883 (+31), seven shots back of fourth-place Fresno State. Host USC won the team title (864), followed by Oregon (867) and Washington (867). The Huskies' Brock Mackenzie won medalist honors (71-68-69-208,-5). Scott Carlyle was the Bears top finisher, capturing seventh place (70-73-72-215,+2) in a strong field.

TOMASULO IN THE RANKINGS: Junior team captain Peter Tomasulo currently is the No. 26 golfer in the nation, according to Golf Week. His 70.22 rating leads the Bears, and is 1.94 points behind Division I leader, Brandt Snedeker of Vanderbilt (68.28).

REVIEWING THE JOHN BURNS INVITATIONAL: Cal placed ninth out of 19 teams at the John Burns, hosted by University of Hawaii. Junior Peter Tomasulo led Cal individually, tying for fourth place (68-71-71=210), just two strokes behind individual medalist Lars Johansson of San Diego State (74-66-68=208). Arizona won the tournament with a dominating 21-under par 843.

REGION RANKINGS: At the conclusion of the fall season, California is ranked No. 7 in District 8. UNLV leads the district, followed by Arizona, UCLA, Pepperdine, Washington and UC Irvine.

LIVE SCORING: The Cleveland Golf Classic will feature live scoring and can be monitored through either Golfstat.com or usctrojans.com.

ABOUT THE CLEVELAND GOLF CLASSIC: The Cleveland Golf Classic is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year. The North Ranch Country Club, which hosted the 1988 NCAA Championship, has a course rating of 73.0. Tournament director C.W. Johnson oversees the event, which has seen the participation of some of the biggest names in golf, including Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, John Daly, Billy Mayfair, Willie Wood, Andrew Magee, Dan Forsman, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Bob Tway, Duffy Waldorf, Scott Verplank, Brian Henninger and Tiger Woods.

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