Cal Men's Golf Tied for Eighth After First Day of The Prestige

Oct. 16, 2006

LA QUINTA, CALIF. - The California men's golf team is tied for eighth place after the first two rounds of The Prestige in La Quinta, Calif. The 15-team tournament is played at the Greg Norman Course at PGA West, which is a par 72, 7,156-yard course. The Golden Bears are led by sophomore George Gandranata, who is tied for 10th with an even 144, with rounds of 70 and 74. As a team, Cal is tied with USC and Notre Dame with a 21-over 597 (298, 299).

Stanford is currently leading the tournament with a seven-under 569 (288, 281), followed by UCLA with a six-under 570 (294, 276).

Other Monday scores for the Bears included junior Michael Jensen tied for 32nd with a five-over 149 (77, 72), junior Brandon Beck tied for 38th with a six-over 150 (74, 76), freshman Andrey Mindirgasov tied for 52nd with a plus-10 154 (77, 77) and senior Michael Wilson tied for 57th with a plus-12 156 (78, 78).

Cal is fresh off of capturing the Alister MacKenzie Invitational last week at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif., shooting a 26-under 826. The Bears' Wilson was the individual champion of the Alister MacKenzie with a 11-under 202 (65, 67, 70).

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