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March 28, 2017

SJSU Spartan Men’s Golf Celebrates 71st year as Host of the 2017
Transamerica-WFG Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club

San Jose, CA– On April 8-9 top men’s collegiate golf teams will vie for the coveted championship trophy at the 71st annual Transamerica-World Financial Group (WFG) Western Intercollegiate Golf Championship. Held at the nationally-ranked Pasatiempo Golf Club (Santa Cruz, CA), this top collegiate golf tournament is hosted by San Jose State University (SJSU) Spartan Men’s Golf.

            The award-winning Pasatiempo Golf Club, known for its masterful Alister MacKenzie design, serves as a premier venue for the Western Intercollegiate, one of the longest-running men’s golf championships in the U.S.  

According to Tournament Director John Kennaday, SJSU men’s golf coach, fifteen teams will compete this year. The 2017 field includes Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Hawaii, Oregon, Pepperdine, San Diego State, Stanford, Texas, UC Irvine, UCLA, USC, UTEP, Washington, and host team San Jose State University. 

This year’s field will welcome collegiate teams from six different states and will retain an international flair, too, with several players from various countries around the globe.

“Once again, we are looking forward to hosting the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club” said SJSU Men’s Golf Coach John Kennaday. “Our players savor the competition, especially on such an iconic course, and we know the other players enjoy it too.”

The Western Intercollegiate is rich in history with the former champions list including such notable players as Johnny Miller, Peter Jacobsen, Mark O’ Meara, Duffy Waldorf, Bobby Clampett, and Patrick Rodgers, as well as Spartan alums Arron Oberholser, John Lotz, Mark Lye, and the late, and great, Mr. Ken Venturi.

This year’s format will be a two-day, 36-18 hole competition. The tournament is open to the public with no charge for admission and golf enthusiasts are welcome to join the walking gallery. Parking is free and available on site (in any of the three designated lots) on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In addition to dedicated Title Sponsor Transamerica-WFG, the Western Intercollegiate has the support of platinum sponsors Frys.com Open, Cooper-Challen Realty, Brandenburg Family Foundation, and Don & Sally Lucas.

“We are very pleased to host the Western Intercollegiate at our club,” said Pasatiempo’s PGA General Manager Scott Hoyt, a SJSU Spartan Men’s Golf alum, who competed in the championship during his collegiate days. “Each year, both members and guests, look forward to watching these talented collegiate players compete at our club.”

For more information about the 71st Western Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, visit http://westernintercollegiate.net/. Pasatiempo Golf Club ranks amongst the best by Golfweek, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. To learn more, visit http://www.pasatiempo.com/.

 



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