GREETINGS FROM SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY
On behalf of San José State University Athletics and the Men’s Golf program, we enthusiastically welcome you to the 72nd Annual Western Intercollegiate, one of the most spectacular championships in all of collegiate golf.
Following its long tradition, the Western Intercollegiate will attract talented players from top colleges and universities, all well-prepared to compete at the ever-challenging Pasatiempo Golf Club on April 7-8 and preceded with a practice round on April 6.
While at “The Western” please take time to enjoy the scenic beauty and attractions the Santa Cruz and Bay Area Regions have to offer. For those of us who are fortunate to call this area “home” we know what an exceptional place it can be, and we look forward to sharing it with you during your stay.
Best of luck to all the players and coaches and I look forward to seeing you soon at the award-winning Pasatiempo Golf Club.
Men’s Golf Coach
San José State University
WELCOME TO PASATIEMPO GOLF CLUB
Dear Golf Enthusiasts,
Welcome to Pasatiempo Golf Club! On behalf of the shareholders and staff at Pasatiempo Golf Club, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 72nd Western Intercollegiate Golf Tournament and College-Am.
As host, it is my hope that each player, coach, and spectator will have a chance to enjoy our historically-significant course and all that it has to offer while also discovering the charm of the Santa Cruz coastal region.
This championship has established its success based on the finest traditions of the game and continues to do so, leaving lasting impressions on all who seek the coveted title. I competed in more than one “Western” during my tenure at San Jose State University long before becoming a General Manager at this classic Alister MacKenzie-designed course.
Whether you are a collegiate player or a spectator during the 2018 Western Intercollegiate, feel free to reach out to our staff with any concerns or needs you may have, as we want your experience at Pasatiempo to be an enjoyable one.
D. Scott Hoyt
PGA General Manager
Pasatiempo Golf Club
The rich history of the Western Intercollegiate Golf Tournament spans from its inception in 1947 to present time. Over the years several standout WI tournament participants and champions have achieved success on the PGA Tour as well as in the golf industry.
Most recently, WI Champion Ken Venturi ('51 and '53) was named as an inductee into the 2013 World Golf Hall of Fame. The honor, in the Lifetime Achievement category, recognizes Mr. Venturi for his performance on course as well as his contributions to the game of golf and to community. See all tournament champions
Scoring & Logistics
The tournament proper will be scored by the best 5 out of 6 18-hole scores per round, with the best 54-hole score determining the champion.
Friday April 6, 2018 – Practice Round at 1:00 pm
Saturday April 7, 2018 – First & Second Rounds with Morning Shotgun at 8:45 am
Sunday April 8, 2018 – Final Round with Morning Shotgun at 8:45 am
The current NCAA Rules of Play card applies, and is supplemented by Local Rules.
Participating teams and coaches are welcome guests at the
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Drive
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Phone: (831) 440-1000
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participating teams and coaches.
Team parking is available in the back lot behind the 18th green.
||Shorts are allowed (no cut offs)
||Shirts with collars are mandatory
||Blue jeans and/or denim pants are not allowed
||No tank tops or sleeveless t-shirts
||No attire displaying profanity or suggestive pictures
||Soft spikes are required at Pasatiempo Golf Club
Food & Beverage
The MacKenzie Bar & Grill at Pasatiempo serves breakfast and lunch.
Public parking is available for spectators.
Rules of Conduct
"In golf, customs of etiquette and decorum are just as important as rules governing play." It is appropriate for spectators to applaud successful strokes, but in order to secure the spirit of the game, we ask spectators to please adhere to the following guidelines:
- Advice is any counsel or suggestion which could influence a player in determining his play, the choice of a club or the method of making a stroke. In addition, any conversation between player/spectator may be construed as advice. This includes any conversation between player/spectator in their native language. In either instance, penalty for breach of this rule is two strokes. Players are responsible for the actions of relatives and spectators in regards to this rule.
- Keeping the above statement in mind, please keep your conversation with the player to words of encouragement
- Please turn off all cell phones.
- Spectators should stay on cart paths. In the absence of cart paths, we ask that spectators stay in the rough. Please stay off fairways, tees and greens.
Carts are available to those spectators with a handicap placard for a charge of $30 per rider. All carts must remain on the cart paths at all times.
The driving range is located near the first green and is available for use by members and guests. Shuttle service is available from the first tee to the driving range.
A professional practice facility — with large putting and chipping greens and multiple traps — is located next to the first tee. This facility will help you ready your putting, sand play, and chipping game.