Cal Finishes in Second Place at Cleveland Classic

March 4, 2003

The California men's golf team placed two golfers in the Top 5 to claim second place Tuesday afternoon at the 17-team Cleveland Golf Classic. The Golden Bears carded an even-par 852 three-round total, seven shots behind tournament champions UCLA (845) and ten strokes ahead of third place Oklahoma. Hosted by USC, the two-day tournament was being contested at the par-71 North Ranch Country Club, a 6,815-yard facility.

Junior team-captain Peter Tomasulo fired a 5-under par 66 in today's final round, placing second out of the 90 competing golfers, with a total score of 208 (70-72-66). UCLA's Steve Conway edged Tomasulo by one shot, carding a 6-under par 207 (73-66-68) to receive individual medalist honors.

Freshman Michael Wilson landed in a five-way tie for third place, firing a two-under par 211 (73-71-67), entering the final round tied in 18th place.

Freshman Eric West tied for 23rd with a 4-over par 217 (69-75-73), followed by junior Jesse Ruda tied for 35th place with a 6-over par 219. Rounding out the Cal squad is sophomore Jeff Hood, tying for 68th place with a three-round total of 225 (76-72-77).

Next up, California competes at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate hosted by UC Santa Barbara Mar. 31-Apr.1.

Cleveland Golf ClassicNorth Ranch Country ClubPar-71, 6,815 yardsFinal Teams Standings:

1. UCLA 289 277 279 8452. California 286 286 280 8523. Oklahoma 288 292 282 862T4. Arizona 279 301 285 865T4. Stanford 291 285 289 865T6. Brigham Young 293 289 284 866T6. Pepperdine 294 291 281 866T8. Fresno State 293 285 290 868T8. Tennessee 287 293 288 86810. Washington 295 284 292 871T11. Ohio State 293 299 280 872T11. San Diego State 291 283 298 872T13. Oregon State 291 290 294 875T13. Oregon 289 300 286 87515. Southern California 300 293 287 88016. Houston 294 297 290 88117. UCSB 285 305 297 887

Cal Individual Final Standings:2. Peter Tomasulo 70 72 66 208T3. Michael Wilson 73 71 67 211T23. Eric West 69 75 73 217T35. Jesse Ruda 74 71 74 219T68. Jeff Hood 76 72 77 225

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