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UC Davis joins 14-team field in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Josh Granger is tied for 26th after shooting a 2-under 70
Todd Hammond enters his 13th season in 2014-15 with the men's golf program at his alma mater but his first as administrative assistant. He served his first 12 years as an assistant coach with his primary function on player development. His duties also included organizing and running practices with an emphasis on designing individual practice schedules for each player.
Hammond specializes on short game routines having attended the three-day Dave Pelz Short Game Clinic in Palm Springs. Hammond also assists with recruiting efforts.
A 1986 graduate of UC Davis, he was a four-year starter on the Aggie golf team under Joe Carlson. Hammond competed at the NCAA Div. II Championships in 1983 and 1985, winning the NCAA Long Drive Competition in Houston in 1985 with a 285-yard average. He graduated with a degree in economics and promptly went to work as a photojournalist at the Davis Enterprise for the next 14 years. During that time, he competed in various amateur tournaments.
Hammond also has a photography business that he owns and operates with his wife, Barbara.