64th Western Intercollegiate Golf Tournament Set For Pasatiempo

The 64th Western Intercollegiate Golf Tournament will be played April 17-18 at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif. Hosted by San Jose State University Spartans Men's Golf, 12 collegiate teams will compete in the 54-hole event on the Alister MacKenzie-designed course located between San Jose, Calif. and the Monterey Peninsula.

On April 16, collegiate players will participate in a practice round with other amateurs - including business and community leaders, alumni and other supporters of college golf - in the annual WI College-Am.

Joining San Jose State are several top-10-ranked teams, including UCLA (No. 4) and Oregon (No. 6), while Oregon State is ranked No. 24. Boise State University, UC Irvine, University of Hawaii, University of Idaho, Michigan State University, New Mexico State University, University of the Pacific, and University of Tulsa are also competing.

Three of the nation's top-five players will participate. Defending champion Diego Velasquez of Oregon State is ranked No. 1 nationally, UC Irvine's John Chin is No. 3 and Oregon's Eugene Wong is fifth-ranked.

"The Western Intercollegiate is one of the longest-running tournaments in college golf and it's played on one of the top courses in the country," said San Jose State University Men's Golf coach John Kennaday. "As in years past, we welcome each team and its players as well as their coaches to a premier tournament that's rich in golf history."

The tournament is open to the public and there is no admission cost. Free parking is available at all of the three Pasatiempo lots (at the clubhouse and beside the 18th green and administrative office).

For more information about the Western Intercollegiate, visit http://www.westernintercollegiate.net or call Kennaday at 408/892-4911. For information and directions to Pasatiempo, visit http://www.pasatiempo.com.