Tomasulo: 'This is the best team we've had'

May 11, 2004

BERKELEY - Peter Tomasulo, Cal's All-Pac-10 golfer and Byron Nelson Award finalist, sat out the U.S. Intercollegiate and the last six holes of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational with a left wrist injury. But the senior returned earlier than expected to help the Golden Bears take sixth place at the Pac-10 Championships in late April.

Q) How is your wrist?

'It's fine. It's all healthy now.'

Q) When and where did you injure it?

'I hurt it right before the ASU Thunderbid Classic, the Sunday before that. I don't know how I hurt it. The doctor said he thought I sprained it from overuse. The injury's right on top of my wrist.'

Q) How difficult was it to sit out while your teammates were competing?

'It's hard. I never had to do that before. I wanted to play real bad. Scotty [Carlyle, who had an inured back] was sitting out, too. It's not something you want to have happened, especially coming down towards the end of season. Now Scotty and I both healthy.'

Q) How do you think Cal will do at the NCAA West Regional in Oregon?

'With Scotty healthy, I don't see any reason why we won't get through to the final round. I'm pretty confident. This is the best team I've had since I've been here. We've been close once, two years ago in my sophomore year. It was in Albuquerque, where we missed by a shot.'

Q) You were named to the team of U.S. collegiate golfers that will compete against Japanese collegians July 13-16 in Chiba, Japan. Have you competed in Japan before?

'No, I've never been to Japan. I'm looking forward to that. I know a couple of guys on the team. We'll have a good time out there.'

Q) What will you do after you leave Cal?

'I'll be an amateur through the summer, so I can compete in the U.S.-Japan match. I'd like to play in the U.S. Amateur again. I had a good time playing on the amateur circuit last summer. It's a good opportunity for me. I guess I'll turn pro soon after that. It depends on where the summer takes me.'

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