GENERAL: Became the first current Cal player to compete in the Masters in 2013 and also has an exemption to the 2013 U.S. Open, picking up both the Masters invitation and U.S. Open exemption as a result of finishing as runner up at 2012 U.S. Amateur … first-team All-American … NCAA Regional individual medalist … All-West Region … All-Pac-12 … Palmer Cup selection (No. 6 Team USA ranking) … R&A world ranking (No. 13) … Scratch Players world ranking (No. 22) … invited to 16-man Walker Cup practice squad … The Ben Hogan Award watch list … tri-captain ... has returned to the Cal lineup in 2012-13 after redshirting the previous season to gain admission into Cal’s Haas School of Business and work on improving his golf game following two strong seasons to begin his collegiate golf career … came to Cal as one of the top freshmen in the country in the fall of 2009 … has tremendous length off the tee, hitting the ball long and high, and excellent accuracy from tee to green … strong putter who is among the best the program has ever seen … has become a more complete player with the improvement of his short game, especially his wedge play … has a history of low scores and excels under pressure … an aggressive player who continues to learn when to charge and when to dial back.
CAL CAREER: First-team All-American … has career stroke-play totals of 34 events played, 103 rounds, 7,407 strokes and a 71.91 stroke average … has a 1-1 match-play record … has the tied for second-highest finish ever for a Cal individual at an NCAA Championship when he tied for eighth in 2011 and is also Cal’s only NCAA Regional champion in school history, sharing individual medalist honors at 2013 NCAA Pullman Regional in his best collegiate finish … the only Cal player to ever be in the top two at both NCAA Regional and Pac-12 Championship (second) in the same season in 2012-13 … has been Cal’s top finisher at four of the six NCAA Championship or NCAA Regional events he has played … has led or co-led Cal a total of seven times … the first Cal player to finish in the top 10 at both a Pac-10 Championship and an NCAA Regional in the same season in 2010 before repeating in 2013 (Brandon Hagy also accomplished the feat in 2012) … has 10 top-five finishes and 15 top-10 showings to rank second among the team’s active players in both categories behind Michael Kim … posted the lowest round of his career when he shot a 64 to open Arizona Intercollegiate in 2009-10 … has played in NCAA Championship three times, tying for 41st in 2010 and tying for 69th in 2013 in addition to his eighth-place showing in 2011 … has played in three NCAA Regionals, finishing eighth at 2010 NCAA Southwest Regional and tying for 25th at 2011 NCAA Arizona Regional in addition to his win at 2013 NCAA Pullman Regional … has played three times at Pac-10/12 Championship, finishing second in 2013, tying for sixth in 2010 and tying for 30th in 2011 … two-time tri-captain.
2012-13 (AS A JUNIOR): A first-team (PING Division I) and second-team (Golfweek) All-American, as well as a PING Division I All-West Region and first-team All-Pac-12 selection … All-America Scholar candidate … on the watch list for The Ben Hogan Award … ranked No. 11 nationally by Golfweek and No. 23 by Golfstat in their final rankings … one of the team’s tri-captains along with Brandon Hagy and Max Homa … had a stroke average of 70.92 on 2,624 shots over 12 stroke-play events and 37 rounds … posted a 1-1 record in match-play, falling to Arizona State’s Austin Quick (19 holes) before defeating Illinois’ Thomas Detry (1 up) at the NCAA Championship … had six top-five finishes, including four in his last six events, and totaled top-10 showings … repeated his 2009-10 accomplishment of top-10 finishes at both Pac-10/12 Championship and NCAA Regional, something that only one other individual (Brandon Hagy, 2011-12) has ever done at Cal … posted or equaled the team’s lowest score in an event twice (NCAA Pullman Regional, PING/Golfweek Preview) … earned individual medalist honors for the first time at Cal by sharing the title at NCAA Pullman Regional (65-67-70 – 202, -14) with the lowest 54-hole total of his collegiate career, coming from six shots behind at the start of the third and final round to catch USC’s Sam Smith … second at Pac-12 Championship (65-69-74-68 – 276, -4) … tied for second at PING/Golfweek Preview (71-70-69 – 210, E) … third at both John A. Burns Intercollegiate (72-70-72 – 214, -2) and Fresno State Lexus Classic (69-68-70 – 207, -9) … fourth at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (68-76-71 – 215, -1) … tied for ninth at season-opening Gopher Invitational (70-73-78 – 221, +5) … tied for 11th at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (72-71-75 – 218, +2) … tied for 14th at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (70-72-68 – 210, -3) … tied for 22nd at Pac-12 Preview (70-69-76 – 215, -1) … tied for 39th at Arizona Intercollegiate (73-76-73 – 222, +9) … tied for 69th at NCAA Championship (74-71-69 – 214, +4), coming through with a one-under par round in the final round after each of his first two rounds were the rounds thrown out of the team score … had a 69.95 rating according to Golfweek and an overall record of 788-167-37, including winning marks against players ranked in the nation’s top 25 (47-45-9), top 50 (91-68-16) and top 100 (163-102-18).
2011-12 (AS A JUNIOR): Team tri-captain along with Brandon Hagy and Max Homa although he redshirted to gain admission into Cal’s Haas School of Business and work on improving his golf game … did not play.
2010-11 (AS A SOPHOMORE): Earned honorable mention PING Division I All-American honors after playing in 12 of 14 stroke-play events and 36 rounds … totaled 2,622 strokes and an average of 72.83 strokes per round that ranked third on the team behind Stephen Hale and Max Homa … finished the season ranked No. 143 nationally by Golfstat and No. 182 according to Golfweek, also third on the team behind Hale and Homa in both rankings … had what was then the best individual finish ever by a Cal player at an NCAA Championship and is still tied for second when he tied for eighth (71-71-74 – 216, E) after being in the hunt for the individual title until the final round which he started tied for sixth and only three shots off the pace as the Bears ended up tied for 19th overall … also had solid showings in the postseason by tying for 25th at NCAA Arizona Regional (70-72-72 – 214, +1) and tying for 30th at Pac-10 Championship (72-73-73-72 – 290, +10) … best showing in the regular season was a 23rd-place finish at Windon Memorial Classic (80-69-69 – 218, +5) … tied for 29th at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (67-73-70 – 210, -3) … tied for 30th at Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational (76-71-70 – 217, +7) … tied for 32nd at The Prestige at PGA WEST (76-75-73 – 224, +8) … tied for 35th at both John A. Burns Intercollegiate (71-74-73 – 218, +2) and USC Collegiate Invitational (71-75-74 – 220, +7) … tied for 44th at U.S. Collegiate Championship (75-74-76 – 225, +9) … 59th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (75-80-70 – 225, +12) … missed the first round of Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters due to food poisoning he contracted before the event, but came back with a four-under par 68 in the second round that equaled the best score overall of the round and the entire event by a Cal player to lead the Bears to the best round of the tournament field with a 12-under par 276 … his opening-round 67 at Alister MacKenzie Invitational was a season-low … an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
2009-10 (AS A FRESHMAN): Struggled with health issues until late in the spring season when he played the best golf of his collegiate rookie campaign … reached as high as No. 35 in the Golfweek national rankings before finishing the season No. 93 according to Golfweek and No. 116 by Golfstat … posted the team’s second-lowest stroke average at 72.03 behind only Pac-10 individual medalist Eric Mina, taking 2,161 shots over 30 rounds to earn honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors … played in 10 of the team’s 14 events, including each of the last six after health issues caused him to miss two tournaments in the fall and two more early in the spring … the team’s top player in the postseason, leading the Bears at both NCAA San Diego Regional (70-74-73 – 217, +1) and NCAA Championship (75-73-69 – 217, +1), finishing eighth and tied for 41st, respectively … also had a strong sixth-place showing at Pac-10 Championship (68-71-66-69 – 274, -10) … the first Cal player to ever post top-10 finishes at both the Pac-10 Championship and an NCAA Regional (an accomplishment he repeated in 2012-13 and also accomplished by Brandon Hagy in 2011-12) … had a total of four top-10 finishes … tied for second at Arizona Intercollegiate (64-68-71 – 203, -10) … tied for eighth at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (69-68 – 137, -5) … shot a career-best 64 on the opening 18 holes of Arizona Intercollegiate … tied for 24th at National Invitational Tournament (76-73-71 – 220, +4) … tied for 30th at both Thunderbird Invitational (69-71-74 – 214, +1) and Golfweek Conference Challenge (81-71-70 – 222, +6) … tied for 52nd at Fresno Lexus Classic (73-77-76 – 226, +13) … tied for 91st at U.S. Intercollegiate (81-76-74 – 231, +21) … selected by Golfweek as one of the nation’s top-10 freshmen prior to the campaign.
2013 – Became the first current Cal men’s golfer to play at the Masters (78-74 – 152, +10), missing the cut but finishing tied for second among the six amateurs in the field … has an exemption for U.S. Open and will be one of three players from Cal’s 2012-13 team along with Max Homa and Michael Kim to play in the event … picked up both his Masters invitation and U.S. Open exemption due to his runner-up finish at 2012 U.S. Amateur.
2012 – Ended the year ranked fourth in California, 23rd in U.S. and 61st in world according to amateurgolf.com … runner-up at U.S. Amateur to Steven Fox, becoming the first Cal player to reach the finals of the event while a current member of the team … qualified for match play of U.S. Amateur in a playoff during the stroke-play portion of the event and then rolled off five consecutive match-play victories to reach the finals, including a pair of late comeback wins on the same day and a victory over 2011-12 Jack Nicklaus Award winner Justin Thomas … was the only amateur to qualify for TPC Stonebrae Championship on the Nationwide Tour, but missed the cut and tied for 96th (72-75 – 147, +5) at the professional event … won Alameda Commuters (69-67-65-66 – 267) … tied for second at Fresno City Championship (72-67-70 – 209) … reached quarterfinals of match play at San Francisco City Championship … tied for 13th at State Fair Amateur (68-69-73 – 210) and The Players Amateur (69-70-77 – 216) … tied for 23rd at Northeast Amateur (67-72-72-67 – 278) … reached Round of 16 at California Amateur … tied for 34th at Jones Cup Invitational (82-70-77 – 229).
2011 – Ended the year ranked seventh in California, 63rd in U.S. and 137th in world according to amateurgolf.com, while he was 23rd in the organization’s tournament series … won Palo Alto City Championship (68-63 – 131), breaking course and tournament records at the Palo Alto Golf Course in the process … advanced to match-play finals of Northern California Amateur after taking seventh in stroke play (73-72 – 145) … tied for fourth at amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic (68-70 – 138) … tied for sixth at State Fair Amateur (68-69-68 – 205) … missed match play by one shot at U.S. Amateur after having been an individual medalist at qualifying event in Fresno (69-70 – 139) … tied for 12th at Pacific Coast Amateur (73-73-71-68 – 285) … tied for 15th at Sahalee Players Championship (75-76-71-72 – 294) and weather-shortened Alister MacKenzie Cup (78-38 – 116) … reached Round of 32 at California Amateur.
2010 – Ended the year ranked 15th in California, 82nd in U.S. and 206th in world according to amateurgolf.com, while he was 11th in the organization’s tournament series … made a run to play as an amateur at U.S. Open but missed earning a position in the prestigious event by three shots at a sectional qualifier in Sacramento, tying for 17th place with the top four spots qualifying for the Open … co-medalist and second-place finisher in a playoff at amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur (68-72 – 140) … tied for second for the second straight year at amateurgolf.com Tour Championship (73-69 – 142) … tied for fourth at Southwestern Amateur (70-69-67-70 – 276) … tied for fifth at State Fair Amateur (73-63-69 – 205) also for the second consecutive year, with the 63 he shot over the second 18 holes the lowest round of his career at any level … tied for seventh at amateurgolf.com Tour Championship with a 76 in the rain-shortened 18-hole event … tied for 22nd at Northern California Stroke Play (74-70-80 – 224) … tied for 25th at New Year’s Invitational (72-76-76-79 – 303) … made it to Round of 32 at Northern California Amateur … tied for 48th at Southern Amateur (70-72-75-74 – 291).
2009 – Ended the year ranked 39th in California, 328th in U.S. and 760th in world according to amateurgolf.com, while he was seventh in the organization’s tournament series … elected to represent the West in the prestigious Canon Cup … first player to ever win both Fresno City Championship (66-68-67 – 201) and Len Ross Fresno City Junior Championship (68-72-69-67 – 276) titles in the same year … set the 36-hole (134) and 54-hole (201) scoring records at Fresno City Championship and was the youngest winner of the event ever at the age of 18 … also won AJGA Mission Hills (65-68-73 – 206), AJGA Trader Joe’s Championship (72-67-64 – 203) and NCGA Junior Championship (71-72-65 – 208) … second at Palo Alto City Championship (69-66 – 135) … tied for second at amateurgolf.com Tour Championship (73-69 – 142) for the first of two consecutive years … tied for fifth at State Fair Amateur (67-71-70 – 208) also for the first of two straight years … tied for sixth at amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur (72-72 – 144) … tied for ninth at amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic (70-73 – 143) … 13th at AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions (67-75-72-74 – 288) … shot 70 at NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship qualifying and advanced to Round of 32 after stroke play … ranked as high as No. 35 nationally by Golfweek, and was in the top 40 in rankings by both Polo Golf and Junior Golf Scoreboard prior to coming to Cal.
2008 – Ended the year ranked 279th in California according to amateurgolf.com, while he was tied for 69th in the organization’s tournament series … won NCGA Hunter Ranch Championship (69-68 – 137) … fourth at AJGA CORE Realty Championship (69-70-73 – 212), Len Ross Fresno City Junior Championship (75-72-66-77 – 290) and Outlaw Cup (215) … tied for fifth at Palo Alto City Championship (75-65 – 140) … tied for seventh at AJGA Las Vegas (73-71-70 – 214) … tied for 14th at amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic (70-74 – 144).
CLOVIS WEST HS: Co-medalist at CIF/CGA Boys Golf Championship (70) and CIF Southern Regional Championship (66) as a senior in 2009 … led his team to a third-place finish as a junior at California State Championship after his squad was fourth during his sophomore season … high school team won a pair of section titles in each of his last two prep seasons and a Southern Regional crown during his 2007 sophomore campaign … finished his prep career with a 69.3 scoring average … as a senior received the Floyd Buchanan Award, given to one person at his school annually for excellence in academics and athletics.
OTHER: Full name is Michael James Weaver … majoring in business after being accepted into Cal’s Haas School of Business in the spring of 2012 … parents are Bill and Joanne Weaver … has one younger sister, Lauren … current roommate with fellow Fresno native, Cal teammate and longtime friend Pace Johnson … born April 12, 1991, in Fresno, Calif.
GETTING TO KNOW MICHAEL
The most interesting thing about me is … I used to race go-karts at a highly competitive/national level
My favorite story about another person is … my college teammate Brandon Hagy making multiple clutch putts to win tournaments
The favorite golf course I have played is … Spyglass Hill
The reason I chose Cal is … I wanted to get a good education and compete on a highly competitive team
The best thing about Cal is … the social dynamic on the team; we are all pretty good friends
What sets Cal golf apart from other collegiate golf programs is … the depth on the team compared to other programs is superior
My favorite professional athlete is … Derek Jeter because he is one of the best at his position but still very classy and humble
My favorite golf movie is … Caddyshack
I would like to be remembered at Cal for … hopefully winning an NCAA title
The best advice I’ve ever received is … remember who you are and what you represent
My best advice to youngsters is … be dedicated to something you enjoy and give it your all
For me to improve as a player, I need to … improve my short game
I am most thankful in life for … the people who have helped me accomplish my goals and helped me develop as a person and a player so I could be where I am today