Men's Golf Co-Hosts Fourth Annual Prestige

Oct. 30, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - Defending champion Texas Christian and three other top 25 teams highlight the field for the fourth straight year as the nation's top academic and golf-playing universities will participate in The Prestige at PGA West, a 54-hole tournament which will be held November 3-4 at the par 72, 6,841-yard La Quinta Resort Mountain Golf Course. The tournament is co-hosted by the University of California, Davis and Stanford University.

The fourth annual event, featuring 15 teams, is designed as one of collegiate golf's major tournaments, and will also feature a youth golf clinic, an awards dinner and a Collegiate-Am tournament.

In addition to the host schools and No. 6 TCU, other schools have committed to play in the tournament are: No. 4 UCLA, which is expected to take over the top spot after winning its first two tournaments this fall, No. 18 and 2001 champion Washington, No. 24 Brigham Young, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, Northwestern, UC Irvine, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Pacific and Yale.

Competing for the Cardinal are Kevin Blue, Kyle Gentry, Zack Miller, Pat Phillips, Brandon Lawson and Scott MacDonald (playing as an individual).

Stanford coach Jeff Mitchell, whose team is perennially a national power, considers this event of the highlights of the year for his team.

'Cy Williams (UC Davis head golf coach) and I are very excited about presenting the fourth 'Prestige',' said Mitchell. 'Last year's event was a huge success and we have a great field returning this year. This year's tournament represents the very best in college golf and in academic excellence. It is a great showcase event about everything college sport is about.'

The four-day event will feature a free golf clinic for kids and their families on November 1, with tournament coaches and their players providing expertise at the clinic. On November 2, the Collegiate-Am tournament is held followed by an awards dinner for the teams that evening.

Tournament teams will play 36 holes on November 3 and 18 holes on November 4.

The Prestige at PGA West, hosted by UC Davis and Stanford , is in its fourth year of bringing together 15 of the nation's top academic and golf-playing universities.

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