Cal Competes at Western Intercollegiate
April 4, 2003
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?