Men's Golf Tied For Eighth After First Day of USC Tournament

March 5, 2001

Westlake Village, Calif. - Torrential rain and gusty winds limited play to a 18 holes on Monday and threatened to force the second day's cancellation as the Cal men's golf team stood tied for eighth place after the first day of the Cleveland Golf Classic held at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.

Arizona State, the defending Cleveland Golf Classic champions, shot 294 (+10) and enters tomorrow's final round two strokes ahead of Washington and Oregon State (296). TCU is fourth (301), followed by USC (302). Cal shot a first-round 305.

Junior Walter Chun led Cal with an 18-hole score of 72 (+1), good enough to tie him for fourth place. Also for the Bears, senior Dong Yi and sophomore J.R. Ruda are tied for 29th place after each posting a 76 (+5). Peter Tomasulo shot an 81 (+10, tie-66th) and James Hahn finished the opening day with an 84 (+13, 78th).

David Yarnes of Oregon State shot the best round of the day with a one-under-par 70 to top the leaderboard. USC senior Alex Kuyumjian of Westlake Village shot 72 and tied for fourth. Steve Conway of UCLA shot 71 and tied for second with Arizona State's Jin Park.

A steady downpour mixed with swirling winds not only made for few low scores, but they also caused the cancellation of the final 18 holes of the day. Tournament officials will assess the weather on Tuesday to determine if another 18 holes can be played. The tournament must have 36 holes completed or it is not considered official.

If the Cleveland Golf Classic continues, it will do so with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday (Mar. 6).

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