Teeing it Up With a Titan Hall of Famer

A record number of golfers will play on Monday in the Tim Wallach Golf Tournament at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda with the proceeds going to the Cal State Fullerton athletics department.

Wallach, who was inducted to the inaugural Cal State Fullerton Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005, played 17 seasons in the Major Leagues.

He was CSUF's first nationally recognized player in 1979, when he won the Golden Spikes Award and player of the year award.

An 8:30 a.m. registration and breakfast will kick off the event followed immediately with a putting contest, said Pamela Jones-Tintle, director of Development Athletics. The shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. will include various course contests.

The number of contests are only limited by the number of volunteers available to monitor them, tournament director Hide Yoshinaga said.

Among the contests will be the closest to the pin and hole-in-one.

These events will happen on the 10th hole. The 10th is a 194-yard par three next to the clubhouse and is the club's signature hole, he said.

The course is operated by Kemper Sports and will host the U.S. Open in 2009,Yoshinaga said

Former sites for this tournament included Yorba Linda and Alta Vista Country Club said Cliff Hatter, assistant to the head equipment manager.

The tournament proceeds are for the entire athletic department while in the past they went solely to the baseball program, Jones-Tintle said.

Many of Wallach's former Titan teammates will be among the full field of 152 golfers. It is a shotgun start with everybody teeing off from different holes at the same time, she said.

Yoshinaga said the golf club must have enough carts to accommodate the number of golfers in the field.

The field is limited in the number of additional golfers that may sign up. Usually 144 players represents a full field, with two groups of four starting on each hole simultaneously.

The weather for the tournament on Monday is expected to be sunny and in the low 70s, according to the Weather Channel.