UC Davis co-hosts 17th running of Prestige tourney with No. 8 Stanford
2007-08:ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM... Carded an average score of 73.1, third-best on the squad... Played 32 rounds in 11 tournaments... Earned top-10 finishes in three events, including a T-3rd the Big West Conference Championships... Finished four tournaments below par, including 11 under at the Pacific Invitational, tying school-record with 54-hole score of 205... Fired rounds of 67-69-69 to place T-6th... Was 4-under at both the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational and Wyoming Cowboy Classics in the spring... Had seven rounds in the 60's, highlighted by 65's at those Hawaii and Wyoming events, the lowest on the team last season.
2006-07: ALL-DIVISION I INDEPENDENT SECOND-TEAM... Played all 33 rounds, averaging 73.5 strokes for third-best on squad... T2nd at Wyoming Cowboy Classic at 4-under 206 after rounds of 69, 66 and 71... Middle round was lowest of season for Aggies... T11th at Opus NW Husky Invitational after 1-under 215... Went 2-under at Hawaii- Hilo Intercollegiate for second-best 54-hole score of season... Had six rounds
2005-06: ALL DIV. I INDEPENDENT HONORABLE MENTION & ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM... Played all 29 rounds, finishing 2nd on team with 75.9 stroke average... Best finish was T28th at Kansas Invitational, carding 2-over-par 218... Fired season-best 69 in second round of that tourney... Shot rounds of 71 on two other occasions.
CLOVIS WEST HS '04: Selected to All-Tri-Cities Athletic League, All-San Joaquin Valley and all-area teams as a senior... Posted 9-hole stroke average of 36.7... Twice voted as team MVP... Won three Junior Golf Association of Northern California tournaments in 2003: Diablo Grande (5-under, 139), San Joaquin Valley (6-under, 138) and Spring Creek (even-par 144)... Finished 3rd at the 2004 Fresno County Amateur Championships, shooting a 67 in final round... Also reached semifinals at San Joaquin Valley Match Play Championship... Competed in NCGA Amateur Match Play tournament.
PERSONAL: Born in Fresno, Calif.... Majoring in history... Parents are Patrick Pistacchio and Charlene Gallagher... Among his superstitions: always uses a tee that's just right for the course, his hat must fit perfectly and, if playing in the final day of a tournament, always wears a school shirt... Career highlight was winning the San Joaquin Valley juniors just before his final year of high school, after having lost the same tourney to one of his friends the year before.