Cal Opens Spring Season at PING-Arizona Intercollegiate

Jan. 30, 2003

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CAL TEES OFF AT PING-ARIZONA INTERCOLLEGIATE:California opens the 2003 spring season at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Arizona Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 3-4.

THE FIELD: No. 42 California joins defending Pac-10 champion No. 44 USC as well as No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 10 Arizona, No. 15 New Mexico, No. 17 UCLA and No. 21 Pepperdine. Also competing: Arizona State, UC Irvine, Fresno State, Houston, Long Beach State, Oregon, Texas-El Paso and Tulsa.

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: Play begins with 36 holes Monday, Feb. 3, starting at 8 a.m. MST with a shotgun start and concludes on Tuesday, Feb. 4, with the final round beginning at 8 a.m.. The tournament will be played at the par-71, 6,776-yard Arizona National Country Club in Sabino Springs, CA.

LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT: Fresno State won the 2002 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate, shooting 290-270-288 for a four-under-par 848. Hunter Mahan of Oklahoma State won the individual title with a 10-under-par 203. The Golden Bears tied for 13th place with Arizona's red squad with a 19-over par-871. Peter Tomasulo shot a 54-hole 209 (-4) to tie for fifth place.

FALL IN REVIEW: California finished in the Top 10 of each of its five fall tournaments, including a first place showing at the first outing of the season at the Mid-Pines Intercollegiate. Competing in his first-ever collegiate tournament, freshman Michael Wilson won individual honors, shooting 69-69-70 for a eight-under-par 208. Junior Peter Tomasulo had Top 15 performances in each tournament, highlighted by a first place tie at the Barona Collegiate Cup (66-69-71-206). For the fall, Wilson averaged 71.1 and Tomasulo averaged 70.3. The Bears hosted their first major event, the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, since the 1998 Pac-10 Championships. The Invitational was held at the 6,585-yard, par-71 Meadow Club golf course in Fairfax, CA. Fresno State won the two-day, 17-team tournament. Cal placed fourth, firing 852 (E).

THE RANKINGS: After the fall season, the Golden Bears are ranked No. 42 by Golfweek. Individually, Peter Tomasulo led Cal in the rankings, earning a No. 35 spot after the five fall tournaments.

2003 ROSTER:

Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp. Hometown/Last SchoolChris Ancheta 5-6 125 So 1V Alameda, CA/College of AlamedaScott Carlyle* 5-7 145 Sr 3V El Dorado Hills, CA/University of HawaiiJeff Hood 6-1 165 So 1V Atascadero, CA/Atascadero HSTim Kellund* 5-11 150 Fr HS Pleasant Hill, CA/De La Salle HSDan Kriendler* 5-6 130 Fr HS Danville, CA/Monte Vista HSJ.R. Ruda 6-1 185 Jr 2V Santa Barbara, CA/San Marcos HSChristian Schunck 6-1 164 Fr HS Dittelbrunn, Germany/Walther-Rahenau HSFredrick Svanberg* 6-4 220 So JC Davos-Dorf, Switzerland/Orange Coast CollegePeter Tomasulo 5-9 145 Jr 2V Long Beach, CA/Long Beach Poly HSLance Torrey 6-0 165 So 1V Carmel, CA/Robert Louis Stevenson HSEric West 5-9 140 Fr HS Pembroke, Bermuda/Pendleton HS (FL)Michael Wilson 5-10 145 Fr HS Pacific Grove, CA/Pacific Grove HS

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