Cal In 19th After Second Round of NCAA West Regional

May 16, 2003

AUBURN, Wash. - The California men's golf team dropped from 12th after the first round to 19th after the second round of the NCAA West Regional Friday at Washington National Golf Course.

UCLA shot a minus-eight 280 in the second round for a two-round score of minus-five 571. The Bruins are nine shots ahead of Pac-10 rival Arizona (580) and three ahead of New Mexico (583). The Top 10 teams advance to the NCAA Championships May 27-30 in Stillwater, Okla. The other teams in line to advance are UNLV (585), Georgia (586), Arizona State (587), Oregon (590), USC (593), UC Irvine (593), Washington (594) and San Diego State (594).

Peter Tomasulo leads the Golden Bears in a tie for 30th at 147 after standing in a tie for eighth after the opening round with an even-par 72. Jeff Hood is the next best Cal golfer in a tie for 65th at 151.

New Mexico's Michael Letzig leads the individual race with a minus-seven 137, two shots ahead of Arizona's Chris Nallen and five ahead of three golfers, who are tied for third. UCLA has three golfers in the top six. The Bruins' John Merrick, who is tied for third shot a 67 in the second round for a new course record.

The third and final round tees off Saturday at 7:12 a.m.

NCAA West RegionalWashington National Golf Club, Auburn, WAPar: 72Yardage: 7183

Team Scores:
1. UCLA 571, 2. Arizona 580, 3. New Mexico 583, 4. UNLV (585), 5. Georgia (586), 6. Arizona State (587), 7. Oregon 590, 8t. USC 593, 8t. UC Irvine 593, 10t. Washington 594, 10t. San Diego State 594, 12. Denver 595, 13. UTEP 598, 14t. Oregon State 604, 14t. Colorado State 604, 16t. Old Dominion 605, 16t. Fresno State 605, 18. Pepperdine 606, 19. California 607 (301-306), 20. Stanford 614, 21t. Xavier 616, 21t. BYU 616, 23. Navy 618, 24. Austin Peay 626, 25. Oral Roberts 629, 26. Central Connecticut State 640, 27. Loyola 659.

Top 5 Individuals:
1. Michael Letzig (New Mexico) 137, 2. Chris Nallen (Arizona) 139, 3t. three tied at 142.

Cal Scores:
30t. Peter Tomasulo 147 (72-75), 65t. Jeff Hood 151 (75-76), 87t. Chris Ancheta 154 (76-78), 89t. Michael Wilson 155 (78-77), 104t. Eric West 158 (78-80).

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