Cal Competes At Pacific Coast Intercollegiate
March 27, 2003
CAL TEES OFF AT PACIFIC COAST INTERCOLLEGIATE: After placing second at the Cleveland Golf Classic, California competes at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate, hosted by UC Santa Barbara, March 31 - April 1. The 21-team tournament will be contested at the Sandpiper Golf Course, a par-72, 7,068-yard 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 6:45 a.m.
BEARS PACIFIC COAST INTERCOLLEGIATE LINEUPPlayer YR 02-03 RNDS STROKES AVG LOW TOP FINISH1. Peter Tomasulo Jr. 24 1679 69.96 66 T1st2. Michael Wilson Fr. 21 1512 72.00 67 1st3. Eric West Fr. 18 1315 73.06 69 T19th4. Jesse Ruda Jr. 24 1756 73.17 67 T14th5. Jeff Hood So. 24 1760 73.33 66 T10th
THE FIELD: Of the 21 competing squads, California posts the highest national ranking (No. 31). The tourney features No. 36 UC Irvine, No. 38 Colorado State, No. 39 Fresno State, No. 46 Denver, No. 49 Texas-El Paso, No. 85 UC Riverside and No. 93 San Jose State. In addition to the Top 100 teams, the field will be comprised of the host UC Santa Barbara, New Mexico State, San Francisco, Utah State, Pacific, Long Beach State, Hawaii, Wyoming, Santa Clara, San Diego, Cal State Northridge, Saint Mary's and Cal Poly.
LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT: Last year's 10-team tournament was won by San Diego State, which posted a 12-shot victory over Fresno State. The individual champion was Pacific's Jason Higton who shot a 212. California did not compete in last year's Pacific Coast Intercollegiate.
TOMASULO IN THE RANKINGS: Junior team captain Peter Tomasulo currently is the No. 23 golfer in the nation, according to Golf Week. His 70.15 rating leads the Bears, and is 1.55 points behind Division I leader, Brandt Snedeker of Vanderbilt (68.60).
CAL CLAIMS PAIR OF DEUXES AT CLEVELAND GOLF CLASSIC: Led by Peter Tomasulo's swing, Cal placed second at the Cleveland Golf Classic out of 17 teams, firing an even par 852, seven strokes behind tourney champs UCLA. Tomasulo claimed second place with a five-under par 208, edged by one stroke from individual medalist Steve Conway of UCLA. His third round score of 66 tied his lowest 18 holes of the 2002-03 season, making a comeback from standing tied in ninth place after two rounds. Three strokes behind, freshman Michael Wilson tied for third place with his best performance since October's Alister MacKenzie Invitational, carding in at two-under-par 211 (73-71-67). Freshman Eric West fired his lowest collegiate round, carding a 69 on the first 18 holes.
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.