Cal Finishes 21st at NCAA West Regional

May 17, 2003

AUBURN, Wash. - California, which qualified for the postseason for the seventh straight year, placed 21st at the NCAA West Regional Saturday at Washington National Golf Club. The Golden Bears carded a 310 in the final round to finish at plus-53 917.

UCLA (864) claimed a one-shot victory over Arizona (865) despite the Wildcats equaling Georgia with the low round of the day at 285. The Bruins fired a team score of 293 on Saturday. The Top 10 teams from each of the three regionals advance to the NCAA Championships May 27-30 in Stillwater, Okla. In addition to UCLA and Arizona, the other teams moving on out of the West are UNLV (871), Georgia (871), Arizona State (879), New Mexico (879), Washington (880), USC (880), Oregon (885) and San Diego State (885).

Peter Tomasulo was Cal's top performer, tying for 67th at 226 after posting a 79 in the final round. Jeff Hood wasn't far behind in a tie for 70th (227). Michael Wilson, the Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year, recorded a 73 for the Bears' low round of the day.

New Mexico's Michael Letzig led the individual race after each round and finished play at minus-eight 208, two shots ahead of Pepperdine's Michael Putnam (210) and three up on Arizona's Ricky Barnes (211).

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

Team Scores: 1. UCLA 864, 2. Arizona 865, 3t. UNLV 871, 3t. Georgia 871, 5t. Arizona State 879, 5t. New Mexico 879, 7t. Washington 880, 7t. USC 880, 9t. Oregon 885, 9t. San Diego State 885, 11. UTEP 886, 12. UC Irvine 889, 13. Pepperdine 897, 14. Oregon State 900, 15t. Old Dominion 901, 15t. Denver 901, 15t. Stanford 901, 18. Fresno State 905, 19. Colorado State 908, 20. BYU 916, 21. California 917 (301-306-310), 22. Xavier 919, 23. Navy 925, 24. Austin Peay 932, 25. Oral Roberts 940, 26. Central Conn. State 949, 27. Loyola College 978.

Top 5 Individuals: 1. Michael Letzig (New Mexico) 208, 2. Michael Putnam (Pepperdine) 210, 3. Ricky Barnes (Arizona) 211, 4. Chris Nallen (Arizona) 212, 5. Steve Conway (UCLA) 213.

Cal Scores: 67t. Peter Tomasulo 226 (72-75-79), 70t. Jeff Hood 227 (75-76-76), 76t. Michael Wilson 228 (78-77-73), 115t. Chris Ancheta 236 (76-78-82), 125t. Eric West 243 (78-80-85).

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