May 28, 2012
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PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - On the night before the beginning of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship, CalBears.com caught up with each of the five players in the lineup as well as head coach Steve Desimone and associate head coach Walter Chun. Here's what each one had to say about how they are feeling heading into the event to be played at The Riviera Country Club through Saturday.
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Associate Head Coach Walter Chun
"Riviera is a great test of golf and I see why it's a major championship golf course. It tests all facets of your game, but as a team, we're prepared for it. It will truly be a team effort this week."
Head Coach Steve Desimone
"It's been a wild three and a half days, but we'll finally get started tomorrow."
"I think we're all very excited to compete this week. We've played well all year, and we've all put in a lot of hard work so that gives us confidence going into the event. Riviera makes this event that much more special as well as competing in front of a home crowd. But we're here for one reason and that's a national title. We are more than capable of that, and we're going to go prove it out there this week."
"I'm really looking forward to playing this week. We are playing great and have a ton of support. All of that combined should help our cause."
"All the hard work and training we have done this year has been in preparation for this event, and we all know it. This team to me is one of a kind. There is so much character, talent, and determination within the team, and there is no doubt that those positive characteristics will carry over to this week. Our team's slogan has been "Rivieria2012"; it's time to live up to that this week and hoist up that trophy Sunday afternoon!"
"Feeling great! We had a good practice round [today]. We feel like we know the course pretty well and it suits our game. We are just excited and ready for tomorrow."
"I feel very excited for tomorrow. It's my first experience in an NCAA Championship and playing in such an incredible place is just fantastic. I just want to enjoy it and not think too much about my game. I feel very confident for myself and my teammates. It's going to be a great week no matter what happens."