Cal Opens Spring Season at PING-Arizona Intercollegiate
Jan. 28, 2004
Berkeley, Calif. -
THIS WEEK:Mon.-Tue., Feb. 2-3 at PING-Arizona Intercollegiate
Arizona National C.C., Sabino Springs, AZ, All Day
CAL TEES OFF AT PING-ARIZONA INTERCOLLEGIATE: California opens the 2004 spring season at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Arizona, Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 2-3. Play begins with 36 holes Monday, Feb. 2, starting at 8 a.m. MST, with a shotgun start, and concludes on Tuesday, Feb. 3, with the final round beginning at 8 a.m. MST. The tournament will be played at the par-71, 6,793-yard Arizona National Country Club in Sabino Springs, AZ.
THE FIELD: No. 11 Cal joins defending tournament champion Arizona, as well as No. 8 Arizona State, No. 16 Wake Forest, No. 24 Pepperdine and No. 25 New Mexico. Also competing: California-Irvine, Colorado, Fresno State, Long Beach State, New Mexico State, Oregon, Texas-El Paso, and USC.
LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT: Arizona took the 2003 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate, shooting 276-277-276 for a 23-under-par 829. Chris Baryla of Texas-El Paso won the individual title with a 10-under-par 203.
FALL IN REVIEW: California won two out of its four fall tournaments, including a dramatic come from behind win at the Golden Bear hosted Alister MacKenzie Invitational. Cal came from 14 strokes behind Northwestern to win the tournament at 19-under-par (277-283-273=833). It was the second year Cal hosted the tournament at the 6,585-yard, par-71 Meadow Club golf course in Fairfax, CA. The Bears also won at the Mid Pines Intercollegiate for the second straight year shooting 32-under-par (277-283-273=832). Jeff Hood was the second straight Bear to win the individual crown at the Southern Pines, N.C. course, Michael Wilson won in 2002, shooting 12-under-par (64-67-71). Cal almost had a third vicotry of the fall when it shot a final round 11-under-par (277) to climb eight spots up the leader board and finish in a tie for second place at the Windon Memorial Classic. The Bears excelled in the final round of tournaments, shooting on average their best scores of any round. Scott Carlyle was the Golden Bears' most consistent performer in the fall. Focused on golf again after a redshirting last season, the senior had two second-place finishes, at the Alister Mackenzie Invitational and Husky Invitational and his stroke average of 71.08 was best on the team. Peter Tomasulo competed in the prestigious Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic, finishing 17th. His best fall finish was ninth at the Windon Memorial Classic.
THE RANKINGS: On Sept. 23, 2003 Cal was ranked No. 1 in the first Golfweek poll of the year. The Golden Bears fluctuated up and down the top 15 throughout the fall and find themselves at No. 11 headed into the spring. At No. 46, Carlyle is the highest ranking Cal ndividual after four fall tournaments.
2004 ROSTER:Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp. Hometown/Last SchoolChris Ancheta 5-6 125 Jr. 2V Alameda, CA/College of AlamedaBrandon Beck 5-11 150 Fr. HS Oak Park, CA/Oak Park HSScott Carlyle 5-7 145 Sr. 3V El Dorado Hills, CA/University of HawaiiKyle Dowden 6-1 165 Fr. HS Somis, CA/Camarillo HSJeff Hood 6-1 175 Jr. 2V Atascadero, CA/Atascadero HSJ.R. Ruda 6-1 185 Sr. 3V Santa Barbara, CA/San Marcos HSMatt Schreiber 6-2 185 So. CC Languna Miguel, CA/Saddleback CCFredrick Svanberg 6-4 220 Jr. 1V Davos-Dorf, Switz./Orange Coast Coll.Peter Tomasulo 5-9 145 Sr. 3V Long Beach, CA/Long Beach Poly HSLance Torrey 6-0 165 Jr. 2V Carmel, CA/Robert Louis Stevenson HSJeff Vetterick 6-0 160 Fr. HS Rancho Santa Fe, CA/Torrey Pines HSEric West 5-11 150 Jr. 2V Pembroke, BermudaMichael Wilson 5-10 145 So. 1V Pacific Grove, CA/Pacific Grove HS