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Cal sophomore Max Homa is tied for second place after Monday's first day of action at the 110th U.S. Amateur Championship being played August 23-29 at Chambers Bay Golf Course. Homa is one of nine golfers that finished at three-under par, shooting a 69 at the par-72 Home Course. Homa is one of nine golfers that finished at three-under par, shooting a 69 at the Home Course, which leader Jeff Wilson shot a 62 on to lead by seven strokes. For more information, visit CalBears.com.

Tomasulo at the Mexico Open | Wi at the Travelers

Former Cal golfers Peter Tomasulo and Charlie Wi fell far off the lead in their final rounds of action at the Mexico Open Bicentenary and Traveler's Championship stops of the PGA's Nationwide and regular tour, respectively.

Tomasulo (64-71-72-75 - 282, -6) was tied for the lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Mexico Open Bicentenary in Leon, Mexico, but shot a three-over par round of 75 to finish tied for 14th and six shots out of first place.

Wi (64-67-71-69 - 271, -9), who had been tied for the lead after the first round and still tied for third through 36 holes, finished tied for 21st at the Traveler's Championship in Cromwell, Conn., five shots out of first.

Stay tuned to CalBears.com and the Bear Blog for updates on current and former Cal men's golfers.

Follow... Tomasulo at the Mexico Open | Wi at the Travelers

Former Cal golfer Peter Tomasulo (64-71-72 - 207, -9) is tied for the lead heading into Sunday's final round of action at the Mexico Open Bicentenary stop of the PGA's Nationwide Tour in Leon, Mexico. Tomasulo and fellow American B.J. Staten are both at identical 54-hole totals of nine-under par 207 after each shot even-par rounds of 72 on Saturday. Five others are one shot off the pace at eight-under, while 15 place are within four shots.

Several other current and former Cal golfers have also recently been in action. Former Golden Bear Charlie Wi (64-67-71 - 202, -8) is tied for 13th place heading into Sunday's final round of the Travelers Championship on Sunday. Wi shot a one-over round of 71 on Saturday after having been nine-under and tied for third through the first 36 holes.

Sophomore Brandon Hagy (67-67-71-75 - 280) finished tied for seventh at the Rice Planters Amateur Tournament, shooting a 75 during Saturday's final round after having led the event after three rounds.

Senior John Murphy (T-72nd, 76-71-77-72 - 296, +20) and former Cal player George Gandranata (77th, 77-75-70-76 - 298, +22) wrapped up four days of action Saturday at the Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament.

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Follow... Hagy at the Rice Planters | Tomasulo at the Mexican Open | Wi at the Travelers

Current Cal men's golfer Brandon Hagy and former Golden Bear Peter Tomasulo are on top of leader boards of their respective events at the conclusion of action Friday. Hagy leads the Rice Planters Amateur Tournament and Tomasulo is tied with fellow American B.J. Staten for first place at the Mexico Open Bicentenary stop on the Nationwide Tour. Another former Cal men's golfer Charlie Wi is tied for third at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship.

Hagy's score of one-under par 71 on Friday was four strokes higher than his back-to-back rounds of five-under par 67 to start the tournament but still three strokes better than the 74 shot by second-round leader Pete Kellerman, moving Hagy one shot into the lead heading into Saturday's fourth and final round.

Tomasulo, who started the day alone atop the leader board, finished in a two-way tie with Staten after shooting a one-under par 71 in Friday's second round to move to nine-under for the tournament. Nine others are within three shots of the duo.

Wi was one of four players who started the day in first place after shooting an eight-under par round of 64 on Thursday. He came back Friday with a five-under par showing of 67 to move to 13-under for the tournament but is still five shots off the pace of tournament leader Justin Rose, who backed up his 64 on Thursday with a 62 on Friday to get to 18-under through 36 holes.

The Travelers Championship and Mexico Open Bicentenary continue through Sunday.

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Follow... Wi at the Travelers | Tomasulo at the Mexican Open | Hagy at the Rice Planters

Former Cal men's golfers Charlie Wi and Peter Tomasulo both sit atop leader boards of their respective PGA and Nationwide events after each shot an opening-round eight-under par 64 on Thursday.

Wi was one of four players to fire the score at the Travelers Championship being played through Sunday at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Tomasulo is alone at the top of the leader board at the Mexico Open Bicentenary also being played through Sunday at the El Bosque Country Club in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Hagy is in second place two shots off the lead after posting back-to-back rounds of 67 over the last two days at the Rice Planters Amateur Tournament that will continue through Saturday at the Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

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Cal men's golfer Eric Mina fell to Estanislao Guerrero in round of 32 match play Wednesday at the 99th California State Championship being played at the Rancho Sante Fe Club and LaJolla Country Club. Guerrero, winner of the recent 2010 Southwestern Amateur, needed a pair of extra holes to break a deadlock after each golfer won four of the 18 regularly-scheduled holes.

The playoff began on the first hole with both players making par, before Guerrero registered another par on the second hole while Mina bogeyed.

Guerrero was 3-up with three holes remaining in regulation but Mina forced the playoff by winning each of the final three holes. Mina never led in the match that Guerrero took his first lead on during the second hole of regulation when Mina double-bogeyed the par-four second hole, the same hole he bogeyed in the playoff. Guerrero also won the sixth and ninth holes to get to 3-up. Mina won his first hole of the day on the par-four 10th to get one hole back but lost it on the 15th prior to his dramatic comeback.

There's been a lot going on with men's golf since the 2009-10 season ended after the conclusion of stroke play at the NCAA Championships on June 3. Here's a rundown of recent events.

June 22 - 2010-11 Schedule Released
June 22 - Amateur Events Update
June 22 -
Mina Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week
June 19 - Ben An U.S. Open Summary
June 9 - Mina Honorable Mention PING All-American
June 7 - Weaver and Wi Fall Shy of Qualifying for U.S. Open

If you know of anything else that's been happeing with current, former or future Golden Bears, drop us an email with the details.

Ben An, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Cal men's golf team in 2010-11, missed the cut after the conclusion of the first two rounds of the 2010 U.S. Open Championship at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on Friday.

An shot a seven-over par 79 during Thursday's opening round and got off to another rough start on Friday. Starting on the 10th hole, he immediately went to four-over par for the day and 12-over for the tournament after his first three holes. An bogeyed the par-four 10th, double-bogeyed the par-four 11th and bogeyed the par-four 12th. But his game steadied from then out with 15 consecutive pars to finish with a 12-over par 36-hole total of 154 and a four-over par 75 for the day. He was five shots off the cut of the 83 golfers who advanced to the final two rounds Saturday and Sunday by shooting seven-over par or better over the first 36 holes.

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Byeong-Hun "Ben" An, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Cal men's golf team in 2010-11, will begin play at the 2010 U.S. Open Championship on Thursday at the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

An, who qualified for the event after becoming the youngest-ever U.S. Amateur champ last August at 17 years of age, will tee off from the first hole at 8:17 a.m., along with Stewart Cink and Lucas Glover.

"The course is really spectacular ... but it's really, really hard," An told the USGA on Tuesday. "It's not a long course, so that's not much of an issue, but the greens are really firm and hard, and you have to know where you want to hit it off the tee because you can get in trouble pretty quickly."

The 72-hole event runs thru Sunday, June 20.

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Current Cal golfer Michael Weaver and former Golden Bear Charlie Wi fell shy of qualifying for the 2010 U.S. Open Championship field during sectional qualifying action at the par-71, 7,121-yard Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento on Monday.

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Current Cal golfer Michael Weaver and former Golden Bear Charlie Wi fell shy of qualifying for the 2010 U.S. Open Championship field during section qualifying action at the par-70, 7,121-yard Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento on Monday.

Weaver finished with a 36-hole total of two-under par 140 after shooting a two-under 69 on his first 18 holes and coming back with an ever-par 71 on his second 18.

Wi was one-under 141 for 36 holes after matching Weaver's two-under 69 on the first 18 holes and shooting a one-over 71 on his second 18.

As of posting, the event was still ongoing.

Check out CalBears.com for a full recap later tonight.

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Cal's Michael Weaver will attempt to qualify for a spot in the 2010 U.S. Open Championship field when he participates in sectional qualifying at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento on Monday. The 87-player field is scheduled to play all 36 holes of sectional qualifying on Monday, with the top four players earning a spot in the 156-player field at the U.S. Open to be played June 17-20 at the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Weaver is slated for a 7:36 a.m. PDT tee off time for his first round on Monday, while his second 18 holes are slated to begin at 1:06 p.m. PDT. He advanced to sectional qualifying after shooting a round of 71 during local qualifying action at the Riverbend Golf Club in Madera on May 10.

Weaver is attempting to join Byeong-Hun "Ben" An, who has a signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Cal men's golf team in 2010-11 in the 2010 U.S. Open field. An qualified for the 2010 U.S. Open when he became the youngest player to ever win the U.S. Amateur at the age of 17 last August.

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Cal completed its season with a 23rd-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships on Thursday, posting a 54-hole total team score of 16-over par 880 during the stroke play portion of the event. The Golden Bears shot nearly identical marks during each of the tournament's three stroke-play rounds at The Honors Course, a par-72, 7,395-yard venue located in the suburbs of Chattanooga. Cal posted a five-over par 293 both today and in Tuesday's opening-round to sandwich a six-over par 294 showing on Wednesday.

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The Bear Blog caught up with head coach Steve Desimone and top Cal finisher Michael Weaver after the final round of stroke play at the 2010 NCAA Championships on Thursday and here's some of what each had to say.

HEAD COACH STEVE DESIMONE
on the 2009-10 season and the NCAA Championships
"At the end of every season you have that opportunity to reflect. Only one team is going to win an NCAA championship, but we basically achieved all of our goals. Our number one goal was to win [an NCAA title] without a doubt, but when you look back at how young this team is with three true freshmen in the lineup [at the NCAA's], knowing we had won three tournament championships during the regular season, the Pac-10 individual championship by Eric Mina, and setting a goal of making it here to the NCAA's. Sure we're disappointed, but in all honesty we played some pretty good golf [at the NCAA's]. We didn't putt the ball very well, and we made some bad decisions on three or four shots that cost us, but if you asked me to grade this I would give this a B-minus. We didn't have our A-game, but we're 14 or 15 shots from the cut line, and I can tell you that every one of us feels we left an awful lot out there."

on what reaching the 2010 NCAA Championships means to the program
"After getting a taste of this, they want a whole lot more. They can't wait for a year from today, I guarantee that. This event here was a great stepping stone for us. It's something that the guys can really reflect on what went right, what went wrong. Every one of these guys has a real sense of what they need to do to move up, to improve and I can the sense that the coaching staff has right now is let's take a little bit of a break and then let's get started again real soon. I know that the guys agree with us." 

on previewing the 2010-11 season
"This year's team brings every one of its players back, which obviously is great news. We redshirted John Murphy, who was our best player in 2008-09, so he'll be back. And we're bringing in arguably one of the top recruiting classes, maybe the top recruiting class, in the country with U.S. Amateur champion Ben An, Joel Stalter from France, who is has been playing in the top spot for the No. 1 boys team in Europe right now, and of course, Tain Lee is coming in. He was the Division III national champion this year and has a good collegiate, but especially a great amateur record. We are adding those three great players to what is already a tremendous lineup. Will expectations be high [next year]? You'd better believe it.

on the performance of freshman Michael Weaver at the 2010 NCAA Championships
"He came to play. The 69 he made today is pretty solid score. He putted very well today. He was the one player that a lot of the putts he missed Wednesday went in today. He hit it really well yesterday, too, but he just couldn't make a putt."

MICHAEL WEAVER
on his round of 69 during Thursday's final round of the NCAA's
"I started really well with birdies on four of my first six holes, and it could have birdied another once, but I missed about a 10-footer on the second hole. I was really hitting the ball well and my putts started finally dropping. I wasn't making a lot of putts my first two rounds, but I made up for that today. It was a little tough during the middle stretch. I bogeyed seven, which is a tough hole. I missed the fairway and had to lay-up, and then the double-bogey on nine was really bad. I hit a really bad shot in the water and didn't get it up and down for bogey. Then I bogeyed the 10th hole when I missed a six-footer for par, but after that I birdied the 12th hole with a 12 or 13-foot putt, hit an eight-footer on the par-four 14th and then made a 14 or 15-footer on 16 for birdie. I was kind of in a groove, hitting the ball really well and making some putts, too, which is always a good combination. Then, I finished off with two pars."

on why he scored lower Thursday than the first two days
"You can hit the ball well and not putt well. Having putts fall was really critical for shooting a lower score today. You have to hit it close, but if you're hitting it close and not making putts, you're still not shooting very low. The putts falling were the difference between today and the first two rounds."

on his experience at his first NCAA Championships
"It was awesome. The course we played at was fantastic. It was in great shape. They treated us really well. The whole tournament atmosphere was really nice. I really enjoyed it. It was a pretty cool experience. I definitely want to make it four years in a row. That would pretty nice, and I think that we're prepared to do that."  

Stephen Hale was a second-team selection when Commissioner Larry Scott announced the 2010 Men's Golf All-Academic teams for the conference on Thursday. Check out CalBears.com for the complete story.

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Cal has wrapped up its third final round of action at the 2010 NCAA Championships on Thursday, finishing the tournament hosted by Chattanooga at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn., with a 54-hole total of 16-over par 880. The score is currently good for 24th place on the leader board with only six of 30 teams in the clubhouse, three of those below the Golden Bears. Cal had started third-round action tied for 19th.

The top eight teams during 54 holes of stroke play over the first three days of the event advance to match-play quarterfinals on Friday (9 a.m., EDT/6 a.m. PDT). Semifinals are scheduled for Saturday (9 a.m. EDT/6 a.m. PDT), with the national championship match slated for Sunday (Noon EDT/9 a.m. PDT). Check out the team leader board for the latest update on teams battling for those eight spots.

The Bears shot nearly idential scores in each of the three rounds with a pair of five-over par efforts of 293 on Tuesday and Thursday sandwiching Wednesday's six-over par 294.

Cal, who was competing at the NCAA Championships for the first time since winning their lone men's golf national title in 2004, qualified by finishing tied for third May 20-22 at the NCAA Southwest Regional hosted by San Diego State. The Bears were playing with three freshmen in the lineup.

On the player leader board, Scott Langley of Illinois has moved into the tournament lead past second-round leader Alex Ching of San Diego. Langley shot a four-under par 68 for the second consecutive round and is 10-under par for the tournament. Chang is at nine-under par through his first two rounds and has reportedly just started his third round.

Freshman Michael Weaver was the top finisher for the Bears with a one-over par score of 217 in his first NCAA Championships. Weaver shot a three-under par round 69 on Thursday that was Cal's best round of the event. Weaver got off to an incredible third-round start on Thursday, struggled in the middle of the round and then finished strong. He birdied four of his first six holes (1, 3, 5, 6) to get back to even-par for the tournament but then suffered a pair of bogeys (7, 10) and a double-bogey (9) to go back to four-over. He rebounded with three birdies over his final seven holes (12, 14, 16) and is currently tied for 41st place.  

After a seven-over par 79 in Tuesday's opening round, Max Homa finished strong over his final two rounds, backing up Wednesday's one-under par round of 71 with an even-par 72 on Thursday. Homa had Cal's only eagle of the tournament on the par-five 17th on Thursday. He also had a pair of birdies (2, 12) and four bogeys (5, 8, 10, 15). He is currently tied for 101st place.

Juniors Eric Mina and Stephen Hale both ended the tournament with eight-over par scores of 224 but had dramatically different rounds Thursday.

Mina ended Wednesday's action in a tie for 43rd place at one-over par for the tournament after an even-par 72 on Tuesday and a one-over round of 73 on Wednesday. But on Thursday, the Pac-10 champion skied to a season-high seven-over par 79. He had two double-bogeys (5, 14), five bogeys (3, 7, 10, 16, 18) and a pair of birdies (12, 17).

Hale recovered from a five-over 77 on Wednesday to shoot a solid one-over par round of 73 on Thursday. He made two birdies (10, 15), 13 pars and three bogeys (3, 14, 18).

Mina and Hale are currently tied for 107th palce.

Brandon Hagy, who had been at even-par after the first round of the tournament, suffered a nine-over par round of 81 on Thursday that equaled a career-worst and finished with a 54-hole score of 14-over par 230. He is currently tied for 137th. Hagy's final NCAA round was plagued by a quadruple bogey nine on the par-five 11th hole. He also had a double-bogey on the 18th hole and three bogeys (3, 9, 17). His two birdies came on the sixth and 16th holes. He is currently tied for 136th place.   

The Bear Blog will have another update and a complete recap will be posted on CalBears.com after the tournament has wrapped up Thursday's third and final round of stroke play.

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With all five of Cal's golfers thru the turn of Thursday's third and round of stroke play, the Golden Bears have dropped into a tie for 23rd place on the team leader board at the NCAA Championships being played at the Honors Course in Ooletwah, Tennessee, located just outside of Chattanooga.

Cal had started third-round action in a tie for 19th but is four-over par as a team in the third round with its golfers having completed holes 12-16. The Bears are now 15-over for the tournament a distant 14 strokes behind the eighth and final match-play qualifying spot that will advance to quarterfinal match-play action Friday. None of the top eight teams at the end of the second round have began their third-round action yet.

On the player leader board, Scott Langley of Illinois has moved into the tournament lead past second-round leader Alex Ching of San Diego. Langley is 10-under par for the tournament and four-under thru 10 holes of his third round Chang will tee off at nine-under par Thursday at 2:49 p.m. EDT/11:49 a.m. PDT.

Michael Weaver got off to an incredible third-round start on Thursday with birdies on four of his first six holes (1, 3, 5, 6) to get back to even-par for the tournament but has since suffered a pair of bogeys (7, 10) and a double-bogey (9). He came back with another birdie on the 12th hole and is currently tied for 65th at three-over for the tournament and is one-over for the day.

Eric Mina ended Wednesday's action in a tie for 43rd place at one-over par but has had a difficult day at four-over through the first 12 holes, with three bogeys (3, 7, 10) and a double-bogey (5), before his first birdie of the day on the 12th hole. He is now five-over for the tournament and has dropped 45 places into a tie for 88th.

Max Homa and Stephen Hale are tied for 107th place.

Homa is one-over thru 14 holes Thursday after two birdies (2, 12) and three bogeys (5, 8, 10). He is now at seven-over for the tournament and tied for 107th. 

Hale is even-par through 15 holes with two birdies (10, 15) and two bogeys (3, 14).

Brandon Hagy is seven-over par thru his first 12 holes Thursday with a round that has included a quadruple bogey nine on the par-five 11th hole as well as a double-bogey on the par-four fifth, two bogeys (3, 9) and one birdie (6). He has fallen into a tie for 131st place at 12-over par for the tournament.

The Bear Blog will have another update once all the Cal players have wrapped up third-round play.

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The second round of action at the NCAA Championships that was suspended due to a lightning delay and subsequent darkness on Wednesday was completed Thursday morning at the Honors Course in Ooletwah, Tennessee, located just outside of Chattanooga. Cal moved up one spot into a tie for 19th after the nine teams that had their rounds suspended on Wednesday.

Thursday morning the Bears were selected along with Texas Tech and Oregon State in the first group of the day for third round action. Stephen Hale was the round's first player off the tee at 9:30 a.m. EDT/6:30 a.m. PDT, and was followed over the next 38 minutes by Max Homa, Brandon Hagy, Michael Weaver and Eric Mina

With its players now having completed holes 3-6, the Bears are at even par for the day and remained tied for 19th place at 11-over par for the tournament. Cal is currently 10 strokes out of the final match-play qualifying eighth-place position. None of the top eight teams have began their third-round yet.

San Diego's Alex Ching is the tournament's current leader at nine-under par, good for a two-shot lead over Augusta State's Henrik Norlander and Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein. Ching and Norlander will play together on Thursday, teeing off at 2:49 p.m. EDT/11:49 a.m. PDT. Uihlein will start at 3:36 p.m. PDT.

Weaver is off to a strong third-round start and his moved up 31 places into a tie for 53rd place. He is two-under through his first four holes Thursday after birdies on the par-four first and par-three third holes.  

Mina is tied with Weaver in a tie for 53rd place but has slid 10 spots from where he finished Wednesday's action. Mina is two-over par for the tournament and one-over thru four holes Thursday.

Homa is the next Cal name on the leaderboard, tied for 101st at six-over for the tournament and even-par thru six holes Thursday. 

Hagy and Hale are tied for 120th at eight-over par for the tournament. Hale is one-over thru seven holes and Hagy three-over thru five on Thursday.

Stay tuned to the Bear Blog for updates.

Eric Mina was selected to the Division I PING All-West Regional team on Wednesday announced at the 2010 NCAA Championships. He was one of 28 players selected to West squad and one of 153 players nationally across six regions.

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The Cal men's golf squad was among 21 teams to finish a lightning-delayed second round of the NCAA Championships on Wednesday. The Golden Bears are in the clubhouse with a 36-hole total of 11-over par 587 after a six-over par round of 294 on Wednesday followed Tuesday's opening-round six-over par tally of 293. Nine teams remained on the course when darkness fell.

Cal golfers had completed anywhere between the sixth and 10th holes on The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn., just outside of Chattanooga, when the delay began at 3:13 p.m. EDT. Play resumed at approximately 5:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT. 

The Bears are currently tied for 20th place and 10 strokes out of the final match-play qualifying eighth-place position. All of the current top eight teams finished their rounds Wednesday, including tournament leader Florida State. The Seminoles have a 36-hole team score of 14-under par 562 after firing a course-record nine-under par 279 on Wednesday to follow up a five-under par opening round of 283 that had FSU as the co-leaders along with Oklahoma State after the first day of competition.

Oklahoma State (283-284 - 567) is currently in second place and followed in the the top eight by Georgia Tech (290-282 - 572, -4), Augusta State (287-288 - 575, -1), Florida (287-289 - 576, E), San Diego (294-282 - 576, E), Washington (289-288 - 577, +1) and Clemson (286-291 - 577).

San Diego's Alex Ching is the tournament's current leader and in the clubhouse at nine-under par, good for a two-shot lead over three players tied for second at seven-under 

Eric Mina is the first Golden Bear listed on the player leader board in a tie for 43th place at one-over par for both the tournament and today's round.

A complete recap can be found by visiting CalBears.com.

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