Men's Golf Competes At Western Intercollegiate

April 2, 2001

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The California men's golf team returns to action this week at the 55th annual Western Intercollegiate. The Bears are coming off a strong third-place finish last week at the Stevinson Ranch Invitational.

Eight of the nation's top-50 teams are entered in the 18-team field for the competition beginning Monday, April 2, at the Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz, Calif.

In addition to Cal (No. 44), the field also includes Stanford (No. 35), Kansas (No. 34), Nevada (No. 42), Oregon (No. 31), Pepperdine (No. 46), San Diego State (No. 41) and Washington (No. 36).

This year's tournament field covers all four U.S. continental and Hawaii time zones. UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, Long Beach State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Oregon State, Ohio State, Pacific, host San Jose State and Santa Clara complete the field.

Cal Most Recently
The Bears captured third place last week at the Stevinson Ranch Invitational and finished three of the team's golfers in the top-10. J.R. Ruda tied for seventh place with a 9 over par 225. Dong Yi and Peter Tomasulo tied for 10th with a 12 over 228.

2000 Western Intercollegiate
Fresno State is the defending champion after setting a tournament record last year on the par 70, 6,445 yard course. The Bulldogs posted a two-under par 838 team score. Only sophomore Nick Watney, Golf World's 'National Player of the Week' for the week of March 30, returns from last year's Fresno State team.

2001 Western Intercollegiate Format
Competition in the 54-hole tournament begins at 8 a.m. (PDT) Monday with all 90 playing 36 holes. Tuesday's final round of 18 holes also begins at 8 a.m. (PDT) in a shotgun start. The top four scores from each team's five-man lineup in a round will count towards the team title. All players are eligible for the individual championship.

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