On Friday, April 16, collegiate players will enjoy a practice round with other amateur golfers in the annual "WI" College-Am. Business and community leaders, alumni and other loyal supporters of college golf are looking forward to experiencing the historic Pasatiempo tract alongside standout collegiate players from foremost colleges and universities.
Joining San Jose State at the Western Intercollegiate are top-10 ranked teams UCLA (#4) and Oregon (#6), and Oregon State in the top-25 with a #24 ranking this week (according to GolfStat). Other teams competing include: 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.
Three of the nation's top five players are expected to participate. Defending champion Diego Velasquez of Oregon State is #1 nationally, UC Irvine's John Chin is #3 and Oregon's Eugene Wong is #5.
"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," shared 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 charge. Free parking is available at all of the three Pasatiempo lots (clubhouse, 18th green and administrative office).
The 64th Western Intercollegiate has been made possible through the generous support of Friends of Spartans Men's Golf which includes:
- Don & Sally Lucas,
- Brandenburg Family Foundation,
- Rudy & Bev Staedler,
- Terry Rose, Inc.,
- Matt & Chris La Monico,
- Jim Jimenez,
- Kirkorian Family Foundation, and
- Cooper-Challen Realty Group
For more information about the College-Am and/or for sponsorship opportunities with the Western Intercollegiate visit: http://www.westernintercollegiate.net or call Coach John Kennaday at (408) 892-4911. For information and directions to Pasatiempo Golf Club visit http://www.pasatiempo.com.