Cal Ties for 8th at PING-Arizona Intercollegiate

Feb. 4, 2003

The California men's golf team posted a three round total of 851 (-1) to tie for eighth place with Arizona's junior varsity squad at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon. This is the lowest three-rounds the Golden Bears have played since 2001 when they shot an 851 at the Vandal Fall Classic.

Host Arizona shot a 23-under par 829 to lead the 16-team two-day tournament, contested at Arizona National Country Club in Sabino Springs, AZ, a par 71, 6,793-yard facility. UCLA carded an 831 (-21) to capture second place, followed by Pepperdine's 840 (-12). Rounding out the Top 5 are USC (845) and Wake Forest (846).

Individually, the Golden Bears were led by junior Peter Tomasulo, who shared a three-way tie for sixth place (206). Tomasulo crept back after standing in 15th place after the first round (70), carding 68's on the second and third rounds and making a way into a Top 10 finish for the fourth time during the 2002-03 season. His 206 three-round total ties his personal best collegiate record.

Chris Baryla of University of Texas El Paso emerged as the individual medallist (68-66-69=203) with a one-stroke lead ahead of Arizona's Chris Nallen (67-68-69).

Cal's Jesse Ruda tied for 26th place (213), Jeff Hood and Eric West shot 217 for a five-way tie for 47th place and freshman Michael Wilson shot 76-72-74 9 (222) for 67th place.

After standing in 13th place after a first round team effort of 292, the Bears climbed into eighth place after the second round, shooting 275.

Cal returns to action February 19-21 at the John Burns Invitational hosted by Hawaii.

PING-Arizona IntercollegiateArizona National Country Club at Sabino Springs - Par 71, 6,793-yards

Final Team Standings:1. Arizona, 276-277-276=8292. UCLA, 273-278-280=8313. Pepperdine, 280-272-288=8404. USC, 282-280-283=8455. Wake Forest, 285-277-284=8466. Arizona State, 286-278-284=848New Mexico, 287-283-278=8488.    California, 292-275-284=851	Arizona B, 285-282-284=85110.	Texas El Paso, 293-277-283=85311. 	Long Beach State, 283-289-283=85512. 	UC Irvine, 282-282-292=85613. 	Fresno State, 306-285-274=86514. 	Oregon, 286-292-288=86615. 	Houston, 291-298-281=87016. 	Tulsa, 301-287-290=878

Cal Individual Final Standings:T6. Peter Tomasulo, 70-68-68=206T26. Jesse Ruda, 73-67-73=213T 47. Jeff Hood, 76-68-73=217T 47. Eric West, 73-74-70=21767. Michael Wilson, 76-72-74=222

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