March 28, 2006
SANTA CRUZ, CALIF. - Led by junior Michael Wilson's eighth place finish, the Cal men's golf team ftied for 10th at the 60th annual Western Intercollegiate, played at the Pasatiempo Golf Course (par 70, 6,432 yards) in Santa Cruz. The Golden Bears shot a 37-over 597 (296, 301), tying UC Irvine (295, 302) for the 10th spot. Duke captured the tournament with a 17-over 577 (284, 293). The individual champion was Stanford's Rob Grube with a two-under 138 (68, 70).
Wilson paced Cal, tying for eighth with a three-over 143 (73, 70). Sophomore Freddy Wolfe tied for 29th with a nine-over 149 (71, 78), freshman Romain Payet tied for 48th with a 12-over 152 (76, 76), freshman George Gandranata tied for 58th with a 13-over 153 (76, 77) and freshman Larry Wong tied for 75 th with a 17-over 157 (77, 80).
Due to bad weather on Monday, the second round of the Western Intercollegiate was played Tuesday morning. The tournament, normally 54 holes, was only 36 holes.