Jeff Hood Places 20th at Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic

Nov. 23, 2004

EL PASO, TX - California senior Jeff Hood placed tied for 20th at the 30th Annual Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic held at the par-71, 6,817-yard El Paso Country Club. Hood finished the three rounds with a 219, +6 (69, 71, 79). He had a first round score of 69 on Monday, but was not able to finish the second round on Nov. 22 due to thundershowers. Hood qualified for the tournament after earning All-America honors last season, placing10th individually, along with Bear teammate Peter Tomasulo, at the 2004 NCAA championships. Each university is awarded a $1,000 scholarship if a golfer from that school competes in the tournament.

Georgia Tech's Nicholas Thompson tapped in for par on the first playoff hole to edge Texas' Matthew Rosenfeld for medalist honors. With Rosenfeld already in the clubhouse at nine-under par, Thompson just needed a par on the final hole, but the Yellow Jacket senior three-putted for bogey to set up the playoff. Thomson fired a 67-65-72-204, while Rosenfeld carded a 69-67-68-204.

On the first playoff hole, Thompson reached the green in two, while Rosenfeld drew a bad lie in the trees after his tee shot went left. Rosenfeld knocked the ball back in play and reached in four, setting up Thompson's two-put par for the win.

Play began on Tuesday with 26 of the 29 players in the field finishing Monday's suspended round.

Hood and the Bears will next compete as a team at the Ping/Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2005 at the Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.

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