Teams Announced for USA vs Japan

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NORMAN, Okla. -- The United States Team has been named for the 2004 Fuji Xerox U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship announced the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The 12-member squad will consist of eight mens and four womens collegiate players. The event will be held July 13-16 at Taiheiyou Club Ichihara Course in Chiba, Japan.
 
Trent Erb of Oglethorpe, Kentuckys John Holmes, J.J. Jakovac of Chico State, Colorado States Nolan Martin, Indianas Jeff Overton, Michael Putnam of Pepperdine, Minnesotas Justin Smith and Peter Tomasulo of California comprise the mens portion of the team.
 
A senior from Athens, Ga., Erb is the two-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and was a 2003 Division III PING All-America selection. Holmes, a junior from Campbellsville, Ky., was an honorable mention PING All-America honoree and has one tournament victory this season. Jakovac will be competing in his second Fuji Xerox U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship after helping to lead the U.S. to victory in 2003. The senior was the 2002 recipient of the Division II Arnold Palmer Award and has earned first-team PING All-America honors the past two seasons. An honorable mention PING All-America selection in 2003, Martin is senior from Colorado Springs, Colo. A four-time tournament medalist this season, Jeff Overton is a junior from Evansville, Ind. A junior from Tacoma, Wash., Putnam was named an honorable mention PING All-America selection in 2003 and claimed medalist honors once this season. A two-time PING All-American, Smith, a senior from Moon Township, Pa., has won two tournaments this season. Tomasulo will also be competing in his second GCAA international competition after representing his country in the 2003 Palmer Cup presented by Monster. He was a PING third-team All-America recipient last season.
 
The womens team consists of Kailin Downs of New Mexico, Dukes Anna Grzebien, UCLAs Charlotte Mayorkas and Brooke Tull of TCU.
 
A junior from Bend, Ore., Downs has twice been named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and has earned medalist honors once this season. A native of Narragansett, R.I., Grzebien has four top-10 finishes in her freshman campaign. A participant in the 2003 Fuji Xerox U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship, Mayorkas was the only womens player to win all three of her matches in last years event. A junior from Chula Vista, Calif., Mayorkas has four tournament victories this season and was a first team All-America selection in 2003. The three-time Conference USA Player of the Year, Tull is a senior from Georgetown, Texas, and has one tournament win this season.
 
Team USA leads all-time U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship series, 21-7, and has won eight-straight competitions.