Bears Make Big Move at West Regional

May 21, 2004

SUNRIVER, Ore. - The Cal men's golf team improved 24 strokes from its opening round score with an 11-under-par 277 total on the second day of the NCAA West Regional Friday at the Sunriver Resort at the Crosswater Club. As a result, the Bears made the biggest move of the day, going from a tie for 21st place into a tie for sixth.

The three-day tournament wraps up Saturday, with the Top 10 teams advancing to the NCAA championship rounds June 1-4 in Hot Springs, Va.

Cal's 11-under round was nine strokes better than any other school Friday. New Mexico (-2) and Arizona (-1) were the only others to manage to break par on the 7,597-yard course.

Overall, New Mexico leads the 27-team field at six-under-par 570, followed by UCLA (571) and three teams tied for third (575) - Arizona State, BYU and Arizona. The Bears are next, tied with Toledo, at two-over 578.

Senior Peter Tomasulo led all five Cal golfers at even par or better on the day with a four-under 68. He is currently tied for fifth in the individual competition at 140 (-4), just one shot out of the lead, which is shared by four golfers.

In addition, Michael Wilson and Jeff Hood both shot 69s Friday, while Scott Carlyle rebounded from a disastrous 85 Thursday with a round of 72, and Jesse Ruda shot a 71.

In Thursday's opening round, no Cal player broke par and the Bears skied to a 13-over 301 total. But Friday was a completely different story with all players at par or better. Tomasulo's 68 tied for the second-best round of the day, topped only by a 66 by New Mexico's Charlie Beljan.

NCAA West Regional
Sunriver Course at Crosswater Club
Second Round Results

Top Teams:
1. New Mexico 570; 2. UCLA 571; 3. Arizona Stat 575; 3. BYU 575; 3. Arizona 575; 6. California 578; 6. Toledo 578; 8. USC 580; 9. Washington 583; 9. San Diego State 583; 11. Colorado State 587; 12. Central Florida 589; 13. Pepperdine 590; 13. UC Riverside 590; 15. UNLV 592; 16. Furman 593; 17. UNC Wilmington 594; 18. Texas-El Paso 600.

Top Individuals:
1. Oscar Alvarez, BYU 139; 1. Travis Johnson, UCLA 139; 1. Henry Liaw, Arizona 139; 1. Chris Nallen, Arizona 139; 5. Peter Tomasulo, Cal 140; 5. Charlie Beljan, New Mexico 140; 5. Ryan Moore, UNLV 140; 5. Jesse Mueller, Arizona State 140; 5. John Poucher, UCLA 140.

Other Cal Finishers:
T26. Jeff Hood 145; T26. Jesse Ruda 145; T51. Michael Wilson 148; T113. Scott Carlyle 157.

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