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(photo by Stan Liu Photography: The group that got the Bears back to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2004 (from left): Associate head coach Walter Chun, Eric Mina, Michael Weaver, Stephen Hale, Brandon Hagy, Max Homa, head coach Steve Desimone.)

Cal has advanced to the NCAA Championships in men's golf for the first time since the Golden Bears won their lone national title in the sport by finishing in a three-way tie for third place at the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional that concluded on Saturday. The Bears, who have never won an NCAA Regional title in 15 appearance, did record their best finish in an NCAA Regional ever by placing one spot higher than fourth-place showings in both 1998 and 1999.

Cal started Saturday's third and final round of action in sole possession of second-place and just two shots behind eventual winning Oregon, and moved into a tie for first-place at nine-over par early in Saturday's third and final round at the par-72, 7,360-yard Carlton Oaks Golf Club. However, the Bears quickly fell well off the pace and finished 22-over par for the tournament (+12 for the day) and in a three-way tie with Tennessee and UNLV for third-place. All three teams finished seven spots ahead of sixth-place Central Florida to gain spots in the NCAA Championships to be played June 1-6 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Augusta State was second at +16 over par for the tournament after a three-over par effort on Saturday that was the day's second-best behind Oregon's two-under round of 286.

Michael Weaver was Cal's top individual finisher with an eighth-place showing that was the best NCAA Regional finish by a Cal player since Peter Tomasulo was tied for sixth in 2004, scoring a 54-hole total of one-over par 217 and firing a one-over par 73 on Saturday. Weaver was four shots behind winner Nick Delio of Cal State Northridge (71-69-73 - 213, -3), who earned a spot as an individual in the NCAA Championships by shooting the lowest score by a member of a non-NCAA qualifying team.

Other Cal players participating in the event included Brandon Hagy (T-21st, 74-74-75 - 223, +7), Stephen Hale (T-28th, 75-72-77 - 224, +8), Max Homa (T-28th, 75-72-77 - 224, +8) and Pac-10 individual medalist Eric Mina (T-39th, 76-75-75 - 226, +10).

Visit CalBears.com for a complete recap. 

 

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A recent email from the Blackberry of Peggy Curtin, the Media Relations Director of the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional, brought good news all around. The message was that the Golfstat live results are now working and a quick check of the team leader board showed the Bears tied for first at +9 with Oregon (a secondary check as this blog entry was being finished showed the Bears dropping back to second at +10, one shot back of the Ducks). Cal is attempting to win its first NCAA Regional in school history.

Maybe more importantly, Cal has gained five strokes on sixth-place Central Florida and currently has a 15-stroke cushion to qualify for the NCAA Championships for the first time since winning the national title in 2004. The top five teams (and low individual not from those five teams) makes the dance June 1-6 at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

A quick look at the player leader board shows Michael Weaver and Max Homa both tied for 10th place at two-over par for the tournament. Homa is one-under for the day, while Weaver is two-over. Both are thru five holes. Other current places and scores for Cal players include Stephen Hale (T-13th, +3 tournament, even today thru 6), Brandon Hagy (T-21st, +5 tournament, +1 today thru 7) and Eric Mina (T-31st, +7 tournament, event today thru 7).

If all that wasn't enough, here's one more photo of Michael Weaver hitting his second shot from the fairway on the fourth hole.

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Whew, with the Golfstat live results working again the Bear Blog is going to take a little break.

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Third round action is underway (see pics below to prove it) at the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional is underway but unless if you're there, or you have the cell phone number of one our coaches (don't call even if you do, just try to be funny) it might be tough to get results throughout the day. For the third consecutive day, there is more traffic than the servers at Golfstat can handle.

That's the bad news. The good news is that there are lots of people interested in the six NCAA Regionals going on across the country.

Cal starts Saturday's final day of action two shots behind tournament leader Oregon, while Golden Bear freshman Michael Weaver is in the hunt for individual medalist honors as he begins the day tied for fourth place at even-par for the tournament and four strokes off the lead.

The Ducks have a 36-hole team eight-over par team score of 584 and lead the 10-over par Golden Bears (294-292 - 586) by two strokes. UNLV (+12), Augusta State (+13) and Tennessee (+14) round out the top five. The top five teams (and the lowest scoring individual not from one of those five squads) qualify for the NCAA Championships being held June 1-6 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga. Cal begins the day's action 10 shots ahead of the closest challenger - sixth place Central Florida (+20).

The last time the Bears made the NCAA Championships was when they won the whole thing for the only time in school history back in 2004.

Continue to stay tuned to the Bear Blog as we will provide updated information as we receiver it from our sources.

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See, told you they've started. Here is Brandon Hagy teeing off from the first hole.

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Max Homa getting ready just before his day begins.

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Stephen Hale approaching the first tee.

 

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Final results from Friday's second round of action at the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional are in and Cal will head into Saturday's final day of action two shots behind tournament leader Oregon. Cal freshman Michael Weaver remains in the hunt for individual medalist honors and is currently tied for fourth place at even-par for the tournament and four strokes off the lead after shooting a two-over par 74 on Friday. 

The Ducks have a 36-hole team eight-over par team score of 584 and lead the 10-over par Golden Bears by two strokes. UNLV (+12), Augusta State (+13) and Tennessee (+14) round out the top five. The top five teams (and the lowest scoring individual not from one of those five squads) qualify for the NCAA Championships being held June 1-6 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga.

The remainder of the 13-team field trying to move into a spot to earn a berth in the NCAA's includes Central Florida (+20), host San Diego State (+22), New Mexico State (+22), UC Irvine (+24), Missouri (+26), NCAA host Chattanooga (+27), Arizona (+28) and Oral Roberts (+30).

Weaver is one of four golfers four strokes off the pace of second-round leader Nick Delio of Cal State Northridge, who is at four-under par for the tournament after a three-under round of 69 on Thursday. UNLV's Eddie Olson and Oregon's Daniel Miernicki are tied for second one shot back at three-under. 

Continue to stay tuned to the Bear Blog as we track the Bears and go to CalBears.com for a complete recap of Friday's action.

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In the latest update from the NCAA San Diego Regional, Cal has risen into second place according to the modified version of the Golfstat Live Scoring system with a current team score of 10-over par (four-over today). The Golden Bears now trail only leader Oregon (+8) and have moved past UNLV (+12) and Tennessee (+13) and Central Florida (+20) since the last update that showed the Bears in fifth. Augusta State (+13) has actually moved into a tie for fourth with Tennessee and the five squads are seven shots ahead of sixth-place Central Florida in the quest to finish in the top five and qualify for the 2010 NCAA Championships being held June 1-6 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Michael Weaver remains Cal's top golfer in the latest update and is in the thick of things for the individual lead. Weaver is tied for fourth at even-par for the tournament (+2 today) and one of four golfers three off the pace set by tri-leaders Eddie Olson Daniel Miernicki and Nick Delio at three-under overall.

Continue to stay tuned to the Bear Blog as we track the Bears. We'll also let you know if the full version of the Golfstat Live Scoring system returns. 

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In the latest update from the NCAA San Diego Regional, the modified version of the Golfstat Live Scoring system shows the Golden Bears moving into sole possession of fifth place with a current team score of 11-over par (five-over today). The Golden Bears trail leader Oregon (+4), Tennessee (+6), UNLV (+8) and Central Florida (+9). New Mexico State (+14), Augusta State (+14), host San Diego State (+15), Missouri (+20) and UC Irvine (+21) are the next five teams chasing the Bears for the fifth and final berth to the NCAA Championships they are currently holding on to.

Cal's Michael Weaver is the lone Bear currently on the player leader board and is in a fourth-place at one-under for the tournament (+1 today). Weaver is three shots off the pace currently being set by Eddie Olson (-4), Daniel Miernicki and Nick Dello are currently tied for second at -2, while Weaver and Stuart Ballingall are another shot back in a tie for fourth.

Stay tuned to the Bear Blog as we track the Bears. We'll also let you know if the full version of the Golfstat Live Scoring system returns. 

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The second round of the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional is underway. The Golfstat live results are spotty again on Friday due to extremely heavy traffic but the site is providing a team summary and the Golden Bears have fallen into a fifth-place tie early in the round. Cal is now two-over for the day and eight-over for the tournament.

Stay tuned to the Bear Blog for periodic updates 

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As the players prepared for Friday's second round of action at the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional, the Bear Blog photographer caught up with a few of their activities early Friday morning. Here's a look.

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Max Homa sinks a putt while warming up for the second round of the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional early on Friday morning.

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Pac-10 individual champion Eric Mina had a tough day during Thursday's first round of the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional with a four-over par 76 but was back on the driving range working on his game early Friday morning before the start of second-round action.

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Here's a look at some of what went down in San Diego on Wednesday and Thursday with a few pictures of Cal men's golfers.

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The Cal men's golfers walk the course together during a practice round Wednesday for the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional.

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Stephen Hale contemplates his plan for the eighth hole during Wednesday's practice round at the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional.

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Stephen Hale checks some messages on his phone back at the hotel after his strong opening-round finish Thursday at the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional.

 

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The men's golf Bear Blog is calling it a night but will be back at it in the morning. The second round of action at the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional gets started Friday at 8:00 a.m. but the Bears, and maybe the Bear Blog, will get to sleep in just a bit as the first Cal golfer to tee off will be Eric Mina at 9:10 a.m. See ya in the morning. 

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Results from the first day of action at the NCAA San Diego Regional are now in and the Bears are one of four teams tied for first place with a six-over par team score of 294. Cal shares the lead with Oregon, Tennessee and UNLV after the first 18 holes of action.

Michael Weaver posted the best round by a Cal player and is in third-place overall two shots off the lead after firing a two-under par 70. Brandon Hagy (18th-T, 74, +2), Stephen Hale (25th-T, 75, +3), Max Homa (25th-T, 75, +3) and Eric Mina (40th-T, 76, +4) also competed for the Bears.

Check out CalBears.com for more information.

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CalBears.com just got off the phone with Cal head coach Steve Desimone, who confirmed that the Golden Bears are in a tie for first place at six-over par along with Oregon, Tennessee and UNLV after the first day of action at the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional.

Golfstat's live results are still down and official results have yet to be posted or distributed but that's the word we have at this point. Check back later for more information.

Snapshot: Brandon Hagy

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Check out Brandon Hagy as he approaches his tee shot on the 11th hole at Carlton Oaks Country Club on the first day of the 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional.

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The 13-team NCAA Regional is underway in San Diego. The first Cal men's golfer to tee off was Stephen Hale at 8:20 a.m. PT. Others to follow in scheduled 10 minute interviews include Max Homa, Brandon Hagy, Michael Weaver and 2010 Pac-10 individual champion Eric Mina.

The top five teams and lowest-scoring individual not on one of those five teams will advance to the NCAA Championships hosted by Chattanooga at The Honors Course from June 1-6 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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The Cal men's golf team is in the San Diego area and making their final preparations for the start of the NCAA San Diego Regional. The 54-hole event begins Thursday at 8 a.m. PT at the Carlton Oaks Golf Course in nearby Santee, with Stephen Hale the first Cal player off the team at 8:20 a.m. PT. The remainder of the team will tee off in 10-minute intervals after Hale, beginning with Max Homa and also including Brandon Hagy, Michael Weaver and Eric Mina.

The Golden Bears are the sixth-seeded club in the 13-team regional and need to finish in the top five to advance to the NCAA Championship to take place June 1-6 at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn. The last time Cal made it to the NCAA Championship in 2004, the Bears won their only national title.

For more information on the NCAA San Diego Regional, visit CalBears.com

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