Men's Golf Competes at Cleveland Classic

March 2, 2002

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - The California men's golf team heads to Southern California this week to compete at the Cleveland Golf Classic hosted by USC. The Bears finished in 12th place last year in which one of the three rounds was rained out. Individually, senior Walter Chun finished tied for ninth in last year's tournament.

Cal joins defending Pac-10 champion USC as well as No. 9 Fresno State, No. 14 Washington, No. 17 New Mexico and No. 20 Pepperdine. Also competing at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.: Alabama-Birmingham, Arizona State, Arkansas, Brigham Young, Houston, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford and UCLA.

Play begins with 36 holes on Monday, Mar. 3, beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start and concludes on Tuesday, Mar. 4, with the final round beginning at 7:30 a.m. off the first and 10th tees.

Arizona State won the Cleveland Golf Classic for the second straight year, shooting 581 in a rain-shortened tournament to finish six strokes ahead of TCU. David Yarnes of Oregon State won the individual title with a two-under-par 142.

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The Cleveland Golf Classic is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The prestigious North Ranch Country Club, which hosted the 1988 NCAA Championship, is a par-71 course with a course rating of 73.0. Tournament director C.W. Johnson oversees the event, which has seen the participation of some of the biggest names in golf, including Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, John Daly, Billy Mayfair, Willie Wood, Andrew Magee, Dan Forsman, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Bob Tway, Duffy Waldorf, Scott Verplank, Brian Henninger and Tiger Woods.

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