Former Cal Golfer Charlie Wi Earns PGA Card

Dec. 6, 2004

LA QUINTA, CA - Former University of California standout golfer, Charlie Wi, has earned his PGA card after qualifying during the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, Dec. 1-6 in La Quinta, Calif. Wi is one of 35 players who earned their PGA card for the 2005 season after finishing Monday's round with a 68, and a total six round score of 425. He finished tied for 26th overall in the tournament and had the fourth lowest score in today's final round.

The PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, or the Q-school, is a grueling six-day affair that is played on alternating rounds at the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course and the PGA West Stadium Course. Wi shot a 68 on Dec. 1, a 72 on Dec. 2, a 73 on Dec. 3, a 70 on Dec. 4, a 74 on Dec. 5, and finally a 68 on Dec. 6 at the PGA West Stadium Course.

'This is a happy day for Golden Bear golf,' said Cal coach Steve Desimone, who coached Wi during the 1994-95 seasons. 'Besides the team winning the NCAA golf title last spring, this is as good as it gets.'

One of the all-time outstanding golfers at Cal, Wi was a two-time first team All-American for the Bears during the 1994 and 1995 seasons, as well being the 1995 Pac-10 medallist.