Cal Travels To Stanford For U.S. Intercollegiate
April 16, 2003
CAL TEES OFF AT U.S. INTERCOLLEGIATE: In its last regular season tournament, California competes at the U.S. Intercollegiate, hosted by Stanford April 19-20. The 17-team two-day tournament will be contested at the Stanford Golf Course, a par-71, 6,786-yard facility. Golfers will tee off Saturday 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. 27 1933 71.59 67 1st2. Peter Tomasulo Jr. 30 2112 70.40 66 T1st3. Jeff Hood So. 30 2212 73.73 66 T10th4. Eric West Fr. 24 1764 73.50 69 T19th5. Jesse Ruda Jr. 27 1985 73.52 67 T14th
THE FIELD: Joining the Bears will be: Stanford, UC Irvine, Oregon, Long Beach St., San Diego St., USF, UCLA, Pacific, Texas A&M, Washington St., Portland, Oklahoma St., University of San Diego, Santa Clara, San Jose St. and Fresno St.
LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT: Last year's 17-team tournament was won by USC, which posted a 10-shot victory over host Stanford. The Trojans shot a three-round score of 848, followed by the Cardinal (858) and UCLA (862). The individual champion was Phillip Rowe of Stanford, who fired 205. California shot a 285 in the third round to place 11th, finishing with a team total of 887 (300-302-285). Peter Tomasulo paced the Bears, placing eighth individually with a 54-hole one-over-par 214 (71-72-71).
TOMASULO INVITED TO PALMER CUP: California men's golf team captain Peter Tomasulo has been named as one of eight members of the 2003 United States Palmer Cup team, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). A junior from Long Beach, Calif., Tomasulo has finished under par in nine of the ten tournaments he has competed in this season and has led California in scoring in six competitions. Tomasulo has finished in the Top 10 in six tournaments this season and earned co-medalist honors at the Barona Collegiate Cup. As a sophomore, he became the youngest Cal player selected first-team All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region. Cal's number one player each of the last three seasons, Tomasulo set a Cal freshman record with a stroke average of 73.19.
TOMASULO IN THE RANKINGS: Junior team captain Peter Tomasulo currently is the No. 31 golfer in the nation, according to Golf Week. His 70.73 rating leads the Bears, and is 1.87 points behind Division I leader, D.J. Trahan of Clemson (68.86).
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.