Aggies Open 2004-05 Season At Gold Rush Classic This Weekend

Sept. 14, 2004

Friday, Sept. 17 - at Gold Rush Classic (Beaumont, Calif.) Hosted by UCLA
Saturday, Sept.18 - at Gold Rush Classic (Beaumont, Calif.) Hosted by UCLA

PGA of Southern California Golf Club's Legends Course
Par 72 7,303 Yards

PGA of Southern California Golf Club's Champions Course
Par 72 7,223 Yards

Aggies begin 2004-05 season at inaugural Gold Rush California Collegiate Golf Showcase, hosted by UCLA at the PGA of Southern California Golf Club in Beaumont... Tournament features 29 men's teams, all from California, along with the defending NCAA champion UCLA women's team in a 54-hole, stroke play format... Format features 36 holes on Friday followed by 18 on Saturday... UC Davis returns five members from last year's squad, including senior All-American's Jay Westerlund and Eric Restrepo... Sophomore Louie Bishop set a UC Davis freshman scoring record with 73.38 stroke average last season... Restrepo had two top 10 finishes last season and his 73.11 stroke average was the fourth-lowest in school history... Westerlund was a redshirt last season after setting a then-school record with a 72.90 stroke average during the 2003 season... UC Davis is in the second of a four-year transition from NCAA Division II to Division I and is ineligible for postseason competition until the 2007-08 season.

"We're very excited to get started with the season. The Gold Rush will be some great competition among most of the top California universities, so we should know where we stand right away. Our guys have been practicing hard and have had some individual successes this summer, so we're ready to go. We feel our top three players are very proven and experienced; the depth in our lineup this year should help us to improve on last year's record-breaking season."

The Gold Rush California Collegiate Golf Showcase features 29 men's teams from California along with the defending NCAA Champion UCLA Bruins women's team. Those teams competing are: Cal Poly, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Northridge, Chico State, Cal State San Bernardino, Cal State San Marcos, Fresno State, Long Beach State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Sonoma State, Loyola Marymount, The Masters College, University of the Pacific, Pepperdine, Point Loma-Nazarene, Redlands, Santa Clara, Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and UC San Diego.