Cal Competes at Western Intercollegiate

April 4, 2003

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CAL TEES OFF AT WESTERN INTERCOLLEGIATE: California competes at the 57th annual Western Intercollegiate, hosted by San Jose State April 7-8. The 18-team tournament will be contested at the Pasatiempo Golf Course, a par-70, 6,445-yard facility. Golfers will tee off at Monday at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start, playing 36 holes, and the final round on Tuesday beginning at 8:00 a.m.

BEARS WESTERN INTERCOLLEGIATE LINEUPPlayer	YR	02-03 RNDS	STROKES	AVG	LOW	TOP FINISH1. Michael Wilson	Fr.	24	1721	71.71	67	1st2. Peter Tomasulo	Jr.	27	1890	70.00	66	T1st3. Jeff Hood	So.	27	1980	73.33	66	T10th4. Eric West	Fr.	21	1536	73.14	69	T19th5. Jesse Ruda	Jr.	27	1985	73.52	67	T14thAlt. Chris Ancheta	So.	6	444	74.00	71	T43rd

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: The Western Intercollegiate is the oldest collegiate men's golf tournament west of the Mississippi. The 18-team tournament will be contested at the Pasatiempo Golf Course, designed by Alister MacKenzie.

LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT: Last year's 17-team tournament was won by Washington, which posted a 20-shot victory over Fresno State. The Cougars recorded a Washington Intercollegiate team scoring record in the process with an 834 total, besting the previous record of 838 set by the 2000 Fresno State team. The individual champion was Conner Robbins of Washinton, who fired a two-under 68 in the final round to finish with a 202. California shot a 288 in the third round to place eighth, finishing with a team total of 869 (286-295-288). Peter Tomasulo paced the Bears, placing fourth individually with a 54-hole 209 (69-70-70).

TOMASULO IN THE RANKINGS: Junior team captain Peter Tomasulo currently is the No. 23 golfer in the nation, according to Golf Week. His 70.23 rating leads the Bears, and is 1.50 points behind Division I leader, Hunter Mahan of Oklahoma State (68.73). Tomasulo currently has the second-best par 4 and par 5 scoring in the nation at 3.99 and 4.52, respectively.

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.

DID YOU KNOW? Freshman Eric West's father, Terry West, and godfather, Neil Lumbston, were members of the Hamilton Tiger Cats profressional Canadian football team?

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