Cal Competes In Pac-10 Championship Tournament
April 23, 2003
CAL TEES OFF AT PAC-10 TOURNAMENT: California competes in the 43rd Pacific-10 Conference Men's Golf Championships, hosted by UCLA April 28-30. The 10-team three-day tournament will be contested at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale, Calif., a par-72, 6,736-yard facility. Golfers will tee off Monday at 7:30 a.m. from the first and 10th tees, playing 36 holes, continuing play on April 29-30 with 18 holes, also at 7:30 a.m. from the first and 10th tees.
BEARS PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS LINEUP:Player YR 02-03 RNDS STROKES AVG LOW TOP FINISH1. Michael Wilson Fr. 30 2144 71.47 67 1st2. Peter Tomasulo Jr. 33 2324 70.42 66 T1st3. Jeff Hood So. 33 2432 73.70 66 T10th4. Eric West Fr. 27 1994 73.85 69 T19th5. Chris Ancheta So. 9 675 75.0 71 T43rd6. Lance Torrey So. 3 218 72.7 72 T31
THE FIELD: All 10 Pac-10 men's golf teams will be joining the 38th-ranked Bears, including No. 6 Arizona, No. 11 UCLA, No. 16 Arizona State, No. 20 Washington, No. 26 USC, No. 46 Oregon, No. 72 Stanford, No. 74 Oregon State and No. 83 Washington State. Twelve individuals competing are nationally ranked in the Top 100, including No. 30 Peter Tomasulo.
LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT: USC won its second consecutive Pac-10 title in 2002, firing rounds of 356-360-369-356 for a one-over par 1441. Stanford's Jim Seki used a pair of birdies over the final two holes to claim medalist honors. The Bears finished in 10th place with rounds of 366-372-384-379-1501 (+61). Peter Tomasulo paced Cal with a three-over par 291 to finish in 14th place.
CAL AT THE PAC-10: California's best all-time finish in the Pac-10 tournament was a second place finish in 1995. Contested in Richland, Wash., the Bears shot a team total 1463, 23 strokes behind first place finisher Arizona State and 11 strokes ahead of third place finisher Arizona. Cal has competed in 40 Pac-10 Championships, landing in third place four times, fourth place five times, fifth place nine times, six place three times, seventh place eight times, eighth place three times, ninth place five times and 10th place twice.
TOMASULO INVITED TO PALMER CUP: California men's golf team captain Peter Tomasulo has been named as one of eight members of the 2003 United States Palmer Cup team, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). A junior from Long Beach, Calif., Tomasulo has finished under par in 10 of the 11 tournaments he has competed in this season and has led California in scoring in six competitions. Tomasulo has finished in the Top 12 in 10 tournaments this season and earned co-medalist honors at the Barona Collegiate Cup. As a sophomore, he became the youngest Cal player selected first-team All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region. Cal's number one player each of the last three seasons, Tomasulo set a Cal freshman record with a stroke average of 73.19.
PAC-10 LIVE ON THE WEB: Follow the Pac-10 Championships live on the web at: http://uclabruins.ocsn.com/sports/m-golf/spec-rel/2003-pac10-tourney.html. This site also offers complete information about the tournament, including the course score card, driving directions, spectator rules and Pac-10 history.
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