Peter Tomasulo Secures 2009 PGA TOUR Card
Nov. 17, 2008
BERKELEY - Peter Tomasulo, who finished his California career as a two-time All-American and two-time All-America Scholar following the Golden Bears' 2004 NCAA National Championship, secured his 2009 PGA TOUR card after finishing the 2008 Nationwide Tour at No. 11 on the money list.
Tomasulo ended his season with a fifth-place finish Sunday, November 9, at the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch in Dallas, Texas. The top-25 money winners on the Nationwide Tour received PGA cards.
Peter now joins former Cal great Charlie Wi as the second Golden Bear to compete on the PGA TOUR.
A Long Beach, Calif., native, Tomasulo joined the Cal program as a freshman in fall 1999 and redshirted the 1999-2000 season. He finished his career as a student-athlete with four All-Pac-10 selections (2001 honorable mention, 2002-04 first team) and four Pac-10 All-Academic honors (2001-02, 2004 second team and 2003 first team) in addition to his All-America selections (2003 third team, 2004 first team) and All-America Scholar (2003 and 2004) accolades. He received his bachelor's degree in Legal Studies in 2004.
Further national honors for Tomasulo as a collegian included being a finalist for the 2004 Byron Nelson Award, a semi-finalist for the 2004 Ben Hogan Award, a selection to represent the United States in the 2003 Palmer Cup and a first alternate for the 2003 Walker Cup team.
Tomasulo's prior PGA TOUR experience includes finishing in the money at both the Bell Canadian Open (T24th) and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am (T51st) in 2005, contributing to his career PGA earnings of $55,027. En route to earning his 2009 PGA card, he tied for third at both the Nationwide Tour Players Cup and Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic, part of six top-10s and 10 top-25s. Tomasulo made 20 cuts from 26 events on the Nationwide Tour.
'I'm very excited to finally get my PGA TOUR card,' Tomasulo said. 'It's something I've always looked forward to and earning it through the Nationwide Tour makes it feel well deserved. It's an accomplishment after a lot of hard work and a good season.'
'We all felt, including Pete, that eventually his destiny would be found on the PGA TOUR,' said Bears head coach Steve Desimone. 'If you watched his progress [since leaving Cal], it's been the same type of progression we saw when he was in school: he just keeps getting better and better. No surprises here; he's where he should be, with the best players in the world, and I think he's ready for a great career.'
Added Desimone: 'He's been a great representative of our program, and we're all just so happy for him. Pete accomplished at the highest levels here in school and in golf, and that's what we challenge our players to do on a daily basis.'