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Cal at ASU Thunderbird Invitational Friday-Saturday
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Release:  04/06/2012

April 6, 2012

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Day, Date - Event (Round) - Location (Course) - Host - Start Time
Fri., Apr. 6 - ASU Thunderbird Invitational (First and Second Rounds) - Tempe, AZ (ASU Karsten Golf Course) - Arizona State - 7:45 a.m. PST
Sat., Apr. 7 - ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Third Round) - Tempe, AZ (ASU Karsten Golf Course) - Arizona State - 7 a.m. PST

CAL AT ASU THUNDERBIRD INVITATIONAL
Cal (No. 3 Golfstat/No. 3 Golfworld Nike/No. 6 Golfweek) will be one of five teams ranked in the top 20 playing at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational this Friday-Saturday, April 6-7. The 40th annual edition of the event will be hosted by Arizona State at the par-71 ASU Karsten Golf Course that will play at 7,026 yards. The 17-team field is scheduled to play the first 36 holes of the 54-hole stroke play event on Friday, followed by the final 18 holes Saturday. The teams will tee off with a shotgun start at 7:45 a.m. MST/PDT. Follow the 2012 ASU Thunderbird Invitational live online by visiting CalBears.com, which will link to the live scoring provided by golfstat.com. A recap and complete results at the end of each day's action will also be available by visiting CalBears.com.

TOURNAMENT FIELD RANKINGS (GOLFWEEK/GOLFSTAT/GOLFWORLD NIKE)
Arizona (49/52/NR), Arizona State (74/78/NR), Ball State (73/73/NR), BYU (80/77/NR), Cal (6/3/3), Cal State Northridge (203/199/NR), Colorado State (58/57/NR), Denver (98/95/NR), New Mexico (19/16/20), Oklahoma (31/29/NR), Pepperdine (94/97/NR), San Diego State (13/12/15), UC Irvine (145/132/NR), UNLV (11/2/5), UTSA (125/130/NR), Washington (9/4/7), Wyoming (160/167/NR)

CAL UP TO NO. 3 NATIONALLY
Cal currently ranks a season-high No. 3 in the most recent national Golfstat (4/4/12) and Golf World/Nike (3/22/12) polls. Cal is No. 6 according to Golfweek (4/1/12).

BEAR LINEUP
Cal's lineup in order for the 2012 ASU Thunderbird Invitational with each member's 2011-12 number of stroke play events/rounds, match play rounds/record, season stroke play average, Cal career stroke play average and 2011-12 national rankings in parenthesis.
1. Max Homa (7/21, 7/5-2, 71.1 season, 72.3 career, No. 22 Golfweek, No. 23 Golfstat)
2. Brandon Hagy (7/21, 7/6-1, 72.4 season, 73.0 career, No. 99 Golfweek, No. 135 Golfstat)
3. Keelan Kilpatrick (2/6, 7/5.5-1.5, 74.0 season, 74.0 career, ^No. 14 Golfweek; no Golfstat ranking)
4. Michael Kim (7/21, 4/0.5-3.5, 71.8 season, 71.8 career, No. 57 Golfweek, No. 72 Golfstat)
5. Joël Stalter (7/21, 4/2-2, 72.1 season, 73.0 career, No. 84 Golfweek, No. 104 Golfstat)
*Pace Johnson (4/12, 3/1-2, 73.5 season, 73.5 career. No. 170 Golfweek, no golfstat ranking)
*Johnson competing as an individual; ^Golfweek ranking for Kilpatrick is for a secondary group for those without enough rounds to qualify for regular rankings

ASU THUNDERBIRD INVITATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST
Warm and pleasant weather is forecast in Tempe for the two days of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. Friday calls for sunny skies with a high of 83 and low of 58, with winds up to 10 miles per hour from the west to southwest and 11% humidity. On Saturday, the skies are scheduled to be partly cloudy with a high temperature of 90 and a low of 92, winds from the northeast at 5 mph and 9% humidity. There is no chance of precipitation.

HOMA NAMED PAC-12 FEBRUARY MEN'S GOLF PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Max Homa was named the Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Month for February 2012 for the first time in his career. Homa became the first Cal player to win the Pac-12 honor since Eric Mina was selected in April of 2010. Homa had a second-place individual showing to lead Cal to a team victory and defense of its team title Feb. 15-17 at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate. The win was Cal's third regular-season team victory of the season, tying a school record. Homa shot a seven-under par 209 for the tournament, with his opening-round 66 tied for his lowest score of the year. He then played in Cal's top spot in the lineup Feb. 27-28 at the Del Walker Match Play Championship, shining in his first collegiate match play event and only the second in school history. In his opening match, Homa defeated one of the nation's top-ranked players in Eugene Wong (Oregon), currently ranked No. 5 nationally by Golfstat and No. 9 according to Golfweek. The following day he knocked off defending Pac-10 individual medalist Alex Moore (Oregon State) to lead Cal to a third-place team finish in the event. For the 2011-12 season, Homa has played in each of the team's nine events and leads the club with a career-low 71.1 stroke average in seven stroke-play events and is 5-2 in match-play action over two events in the format. He has five top-10 stroke-play finishes, taking second at both the Alister MacKenzie Invitational and John A. Burns Intercollegiate, tied for fourth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, tied for fifth at the Wolverine Intercollegiate and tied for eighth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

CAL TIES SCHOOL RECORD WITH THREE REGULAR-SEASON WINS, FINISHED IN TOP FIVE IN ALL NINE EVENTS
Cal has tied a school record with three regular-season wins in 2011-12. The Bears opened the season with a victory at the Wolverine Intercollegiate and then had a share of the crown along with Oregon at the annual Alister MacKenzie Invitational the Bears hosted Oct. 17-18. The team's third victory came Feb. 15-17 at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate hosted by Hawai'i. Cal has not only recorded three regular-season wins in 2011-12 but has also been in the top five in each of its nine tournaments. In two of those top-five finishes Cal just missed winning by a single shot to host schools Arizona and UNLV at the Arizona Intercollegiate to open its spring season and the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. Cal has been third at both of its match-play events (Del Walker Match Play Championship, Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship), tied for fourth at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational and fifth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge. Later in the notes is an event-by-event rundown of the team's 2011-12 tournaments.

DURABLE DUO AND FANTASTIC FOURSOME
Max Homa and Brandon Hagy have each played in all nine of Cal's events in 2011-12, while Michael Kim and Joël Stalter have played in eight of the team's nine, missing only the Del Walker Match Play Championship. Pace Johnson and Keelan Kilpatrick have each played on four occasions, while Jeff Hamm has played twice and an additional time as an individual.

MEN'S GOLF FEATURED ON CAL SPORTS REPORT
The men's golf team was recently featured on the Cal Sports Report weekly television show produced by Cal Athletics, with the story focusing on the squad's foreign-born foursome of James Coré (Canada), Keelan Kilpatrick (New Zealand), Michael Kim (South Korea) and Joël Stalter (France). Visit CalBears.com to watch the feature.

NATIONAL STROKE-PLAY STATS
Below are all of Cal's stroke-play stat rankings in the Top 50 for team and Top 100 for individuals according to Golfstat as of Apr. 6, 2012. The team's numbers are highlighted by three national leaders. Cal paces the country in par-four scoring (4.05), eagles (17) and greens in regulation% (71.2).

Team
Average Score - 3rd, 72.12
Versus Par - 6th, +0.55
Par 4 Scoring - 1st, 4.05
Par 5 Scoring - 12th, 4.77
Eagles - 1st, 17
Subpar Strokes/Round - 13th, 3.42
Fairways% - 3rd, 73.4
Greens in Regulation% - 1st, 71.2
Average Putts - 49th, 31.28
Putts on Greens in Regulation - 10th, 1.829

Individuals
Average Score - Max Homa (T26th, 71.10), Michael Kim (T65th, 71.76)
Versus Par - Max Homa (25th, -0.48), Michael Kim (T65th, +0.19), Joël Stalter (T92nd, +0.52)
Low Round - Joël Stalter (T2nd, 63), Michael Kim (T31st, 65)
Par 3 Scoring - Michael Kim (78th, 3.10)
Par 4 Scoring - Joël Stalter (8th, 3.98), Max Homa (11th, 3.99), Brandon Hagy (88th, 4.07)
Par 5 Scoring - Max Homa (56th, 4.65), Pace Johnson (90th, 4.69)
Eagles - Brandon Hagy (T2nd, 8)
Subpar Strokes/Round - Max Homa (T72nd, 3.71)
Fairways% - Michael Kim (20th, 79.4%), Max Homa (32nd, 77.4%), Joël Stalter (43rd, 76.4%)
Greens in Regulation% - Brandon Hagy (15th, 73.6%), Max Homa (17th, 73.3%), Joël Stalter (21st, 72.2%), Michael Kim (T69th, 69.0%)
Average Putts - Michael Kim (52nd, 29.75)
Putts on Greens in Regulation - Michael Kim (9th, 1.752), Max Homa (54th, 1.803)
Sand Saves% - Joël Stalter (T65th, 50.0%), Michael Kim (T65th, 50.0%)
Short Game% - Max Homa (37th, 62.7%)

COACHING STAFF
Head coach Steve Desimone is in his 33rd season at the helm of the Cal men's golf team in 2011-12. The rejuvenation of a program that won the 2004 NCAA title has ramped up in the past two-plus campaigns as Cal has tied for 19th and finished 23rd at the NCAA Championship the last two seasons. Cal has also made five consecutive NCAA Regional appearances from 2007-11. The Bears are in the midst of another outstanding season in 2011-12, having tied a school record with three regular-season wins (Wolverine Intercollegiate, Alister MacKenzie Invitational, John A. Burns Intercollegiate) and placing in the top five in each of their first nine regular-season events. The Bears' current No. 3 ranking according to both Golfstat and Golfweek/Nike is their highest of the season, while Cal is No.6 nationally according to Golfweek. In 2010-11, Cal was alone in third at the NCAA Arizona Regional, reached as high as No. 13 in the national polls and equaled a school record with three regular-season tournament wins (The Prestige at PGA WEST, Alister MacKenzie Invitational, John A. Burns Intercollegiate) among their 14 events. The 2010 calendar year was a banner year for Desimone that was capped off when he was one of seven members of the 2010 class inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame during the Reception and Awards Banquet at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas on December 6, 2010. Desimone's 2009-10 squad tied for third place at the NCAA San Diego Regional to earn its first spot at the NCAA Championship since the Bears won the NCAA title for the only time in school history in 2004. Desimone grew the Bears from a club team when he was named the head coach in the fall of 1979 into one of the elite varsity golf programs in the country beginning in the 1990's. He was named Golfweek's 2003-04 College Coach of the Year and was presented with the 2004 Grand Master of the Year award by the Northern California Golf Association after the team's 2004 national title. Desimone has directed Cal to 16 NCAA Regionals (1990, '93, '95, '97, '98, '99, 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11) and seven NCAA Championship events (1995, '98, '99, 2000, '04, '10, '11), and was voted Pac-10 Co-Coach of the Year in 1987. He was a member of the Cal basketball team as an undergraduate before receiving his bachelor's degree in 1970.

Walter Chun is in his eighth season on the Bears' staff and the third in his current role as associate head coach. Chun, who spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Cal from 2004-09, was named the 2008 Jan Strickland Award winner honoring the best assistant coach in the nation. He received his bachelor's degree from Cal in 2001 after playing four seasons for the Bears.

Volunteer assistant Gene Bakkum is in his 10th season with the program and his eighth in his current role after serving two seasons as an assistant coach from 2002-04. He received his bachelor's degree from UC Davis in 2000 and then was an assistant coach for two seasons at his alma mater (2000-02).

DES SAYS
Head coach Steve Desimone's thoughts on ...

On returning to action after spring break
"We're returning to action after a couple of weeks. It was a very hectic stretch prior to the break with the Del Walker Match Play Championship, the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and then the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship. We were ready for a break. It came at a good time. Our guys had a chance to kind of recharge their batteries and get good practice in."

On competing at ASU Thunderbird Invitational
"The guys are in good spirits. It really kind of feels like we haven't skipped a beat. We're familiar with the golf course and comfortable with it. We have a great game plan. If we just do what we've done all year, we'll be in the hunt for a trophy here on Saturday afternoon. I like the way things are shaping up. I like the way the guys have come back really ready to play. I'm looking forward here to the end of the regular season and the next several events. All in all, I like our chances. I think I've said that more than once and every time I've said it, we've either won or been really close. Let's go see what the Golden Bears can do after a two-week break."

Max Homa
"He's become so much more of a complete player. He's on an All-American pace and just scratching the surface. I can't say enough about him other than I'm glad we have him for another year. He has really stepped up as a team leader and that usually comes with age and good play. Not only has Max become a student of the game but also a representative of the team. He's willing to step up and really lead, especially with the younger players. The chemistry is so good with these guys and lot of that leads back to Max."

2011-12 EVENTS
SEPT. 12-13, 2011 - CAL OPENS WITH WIN AT WOLVERVINE INTERCOLLEGIATE (Full Recap)
Three Cal players posted top five finishes to lead Cal a team victory at the season-opening Wolverine Intercollegiate hosted by Michigan. Cal (281-275-283 - 839, -13) tied a six-year-old course record at 13-under par and coasted to a 12-stroke win. Joël Stalter (72-63-72 - 207, -6) started the third and final round at the par-71, 6,687-yard U-M Golf Course on top of the leader board. Stalter stayed on top most of the day before two bogeys late in his round left him in second place one shot behind individual medalist Jace Long (67-73-66 - 206, -7) of Missouri. Stalter had moved into the lead heading into the final round after tying a 12-year-old course when he shot an eight-under par 63 in the second round. Michael Kim (68-69-74 - 211, -2) tied for fifth in his first collegiate tournament, as did Max Homa (72-69-70 - 211, -2). Brandon Hagy (70-74-70 - 214, +1) finished in a tie for 14th, while Pace Johnson (71-74-71 - 216, +3) climbed eight spots during the final round with his second even-par round of the event to tie for 18th in the final standings.

SEPT. 25-27, 2011 - CAL FINISHES FIFTH AT GOLFWEEK CONFERENCE CHALLENGE (Full Recap)
Cal (288-296-294 - 878, +14) finished fifth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge hosted by Iowa at the 7,010-yard, par-72 Spirit Hollow Golf Course. The Bears had the second-best team score during the final round to move up one spot and finish among the top five finishing teams. Arkansas (280-294-285 - 859, -5) won the team title. Max Homa (71-74-71 - 216, E) was Cal's top finisher with an eighth place tie. Pace Johnson (70-72-76 - 218, +2) ended up tied for 13th after a four-over par 76 in the final round dropped him to his final spot after he had been tied after the second round. Michael Kim (72-76-73 - 221, +5) tied for 22nd overall, while Joël Stalter (75-74-74 - 223, +7) tied for 31st and Brandon Hagy (80-81-76 - 237, +20) finished in a tie for 70th.

OCT. 17-18, 2011 - CAL SHARES MACKENZIE TITLE WITH OREGON (Full Recap)
Cal (273-267-271 - 811, -41) and Oregon (270-268-273 -811, -41) battled all the way to the final putt before eventually sharing the team title at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational hosted by the Bears at the par-71, 6,718-yard Meadow Club. Individual medalist Eugene Wong (65-63-67 - 195, -18) of Oregon hit a six-foot uphill birdie putt on the 18th hole to secure the Ducks' piece of the title after second-place finisher Max Homa (66-66-68 - 200, -13) had drained a 25-footer for a birdie to guarantee Cal a piece of the crown. Cal has won at least a share of the MacKenzie title each of the last three seasons, five of the past six campaigns and six times in the nine years of the tournament that began in 2002. The dramatic action on the final hole also included birdies by Cal's Michael Kim and Joël Stalter, as well as Oregon's Andrew Vijarro. Kim (70-65-66 - 201, -12) tied for third at the event. Brandon Hagy (70-68-69 - 207, -6) tied for 17th, while Stalter (72-68-68 - 208, -6) tied for 20th and Jeff Hamm (67-74-72 - 212, E) tied for 37th.

OCT. 23-25, 2011 - CAL TIES FOR FOURTH AT ISLEWORTH (Full Recap)
Cal (293-301-294 - 888, +24) wrapped up its 2011 fall season by moving up two spots on the third and final day of action at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational as the Golden Bears tied for fourth at the event co-hosted by Texas Tech and UCF. Cal's six-over par round on the final 18 holes was the third-best round of the day. Texas (278-296-282 - 856, -8), LSU (295-289-298 - 882, +18) and North Florida (287-300-299 - 886, +22) were the only teams to finish ahead of the Bears in the final standings of a 15-team field that included eight teams ranked in the top 25 nationally. Michael Kim (71-76-72 - 219, +3) tied for eighth place to lead Cal's effort, while Brandon Hagy (70-74-77 - 221, +5) tied for 16th despite dropping 11 spots on the final day. Max Homa (77-72-74 - 223, +7) tied for 25th, while Pace Johnson (78-79-75 - 232, +16) finished 49th and Joël Stalter (75-87-73 - 235, +19) moved up 12 spots on the final day to tie for 56th.

JAN. 30-31, 2012 - CAL FINISHES SECOND BY A STROKE AT ARIZONA INTERCOLLEGIATE (Full Recap)
Cal (272-284-280 - 836, -16) battled host and eventual team champion Arizona (277-277-281 - 835, -17) throughout the third and final round of the Arizona Intercollegiate before eventually settling for second place one stroke behind the winners in a two-day, 54-hole event played at the par-71, 6,793-yard Arizona National Golf Club. After leading for much of the event's first 36 holes, Cal fell behind Arizona late in the second round and began the final day's action two shots behind the Wildcats. The four-under par 280 the Golden Bears fired in the final round was a shot better than the 281 Arizona posted and the second-best round of the day but fell just short. Three Cal golfers - Joël Stalter (67-71-71 - 209, -4), Brandon Hagy (70-72-67 - 209, -4) and Michael Kim (69-68-72 - 209, -4) - tied for fifth on the final leaderboard, six strokes behind individual medalist John Caitlin of New Mexico (66-70-67 - 203, -10). Max Homa (74-74-70 - 218, +5) tied for 22nd and in his debut Keelan Kilpatrick (66-73-84 - 223, +10) tied for 35th. Jeff Hamm (74-74-71 - 219, +6) played the event as an individual and finished tied for 24th.

FEB. 15-17, 2012 - CAL REPEATS AT BURNS, TIES RECORD WITH THIRD WIN (Full Recap)
Cal (270-286-291 - 847, -17) repeated as team champion at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate with a win that was Cal's third of the season, tying a school record for most regular-season team victories that has also been reached each of the past two campaigns. The Bears led the event hosted by Hawai'i at the end of each of the three days of action and finished seven shots better than UNLV (278-291-285 - 854, -10) and Duke (282-286-286 - 854, -10) on the final leader board. Max Homa (66-71-72 - 209, -7) finished second, four strokes behind individual medalist Julian Suri of Duke (65-65-70 - 205, -11). Homa was a defending individual medalist at the event, having reached a playoff at the 2011 Burns before being defeated on the second hole of the extra session. Joël Stalter (66-71-74 - 211, -5) tied for third, while Brandon Hagy (71-72-71 - 214, -2) moved up nine spots on the final day of the event to finish tied for 11th. Pace Johnson (70-72-74 - 216, E) tied for 18th in the final standings, while Michael Kim (68-75-77 - 220, +5) tied for 35th.

FEB. 27-28, 2012 - CAL TAKES THIRD AT DEL WALKER MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (Full Recap)
Cal finished third at the Del Walker Match Play Championship, wrapping up the two-day event with a 4-1 victory over Oregon State. Cal's victory over the Beavers followed a split the previous day when the Bears defeated Oregon, 3-1-1, in their morning quarterfinal before falling to Washington, 4-1, in an afternoon semifinal. The two-day event was hosted by Long Beach State at the par-70, 6,633-yard Virginia Country Club. Keelan Kilpatrick was the only Cal player to go unbeaten in the tournament, winning matches against his Washington and Oregon State opponents, while being all square versus Oregon. Homa and Hagy were both 2-1 in their three tournament matches, winning against opponents from Oregon and Oregon State, while falling to Washington foes. Johnson and Hamm were 1-2. Johnson fell to Oregon and Washington before his victory against Oregon State. Hamm was a winner against Oregon before falling to Washington and Oregon State.

MARCH 9-11, 2012 - CAL FINISHES SECOND AT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS (Full Recap)
Cal (286-287-300 - 873, +9) started the third and final round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters with a six-shot lead but was unable to hold off host UNLV (287-292-293 - 872, +8) down the stretch and had to settle for second place at the prestigious event played at the par-72, 7,510 Southern Highlands Golf Club. It was the second time Cal has been runner-up by a single stroke to a team on its home course this season, but the Bears did extend their string of top-five finishes to all eight of their 2011-12 matches. UNLV trailed by a shot heading into each of the players' turns at the par-five 18th hole but its four golfers that figured in their final round team score played the course's final hole one-under, while the four scoring Bears played the hole one-over. Cal had lost a lead it held all day briefly on the back nine but had moved back ahead on the 17th hole when Bears were even-par on the par-three compared to four-over for the Rebels. Associate head coach Walter Chun served as the team's head coach for the tournament while head coach Steve Desimone recovered from a health-related issue that prevented him from making the trip. Max Homa (71-72-73 - 216, E) had the team's highest finish overall by tying for fourth. Brandon Hagy (72-71-75 - 218, +2) tied for eighth with the second-highest finish of his career. Keelan Kilpatrick (72-70-79 - 221, +5) tied for 15th in the final standings after starting the final day tied for fourth. Joël Stalter (71-74-76 - 221, +5) moved up two spots on the final day into a tie for 15th along with Kilpatrick, while Michael Kim (74-76-76 - 226, +10) sneaked up 11 spots in the final standings on the final day into a tie for 33rd.

FEB. 27-28, 2012 - CAL TAKES THIRD AT DEL WALKER MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (Full Recap)
Cal finished third at the Del Walker Match Play Championship, wrapping up the two-day event with a 4-1 victory over Oregon State. Cal's victory over the Beavers followed a split the previous day when the Bears defeated Oregon, 3-1-1, in their morning quarterfinal before falling to Washington, 4-1, in an afternoon semifinal. The two-day event was hosted by Long Beach State at the par-70, 6,633-yard Virginia Country Club. Keelan Kilpatrick was the only Cal player to go unbeaten in the tournament, winning matches against his Washington and Oregon State opponents, while being all square versus Oregon. Homa and Hagy were both 2-1 in their three tournament matches, winning against opponents from Oregon and Oregon State, while falling to Washington foes. Johnson and Hamm were 1-2. Johnson fell to Oregon and Washington before his victory against Oregon State. Hamm was a winner against Oregon before falling to Washington and Oregon State.

MARCH 9-11, 2012 - CAL FINISHES SECOND AT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS (Full Recap)
Cal (286-287-300 - 873, +9) started the third and final round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters with a six-shot lead but was unable to hold off host UNLV (287-292-293 - 872, +8) down the stretch and had to settle for second place at the prestigious event played at the par-72, 7,510 Southern Highlands Golf Club. It was the second time Cal has been runner-up by a single stroke to a team on its home course this season, but the Bears did extend their string of top-five finishes to all eight of their 2011-12 matches. UNLV trailed by a shot heading into each of the players' turns at the par-five 18th hole but its four golfers that figured in their final round team score played the course's final hole one-under, while the four scoring Bears played the hole one-over. Cal had lost a lead it held all day briefly on the back nine but had moved back ahead on the 17th hole when Bears were even-par on the par-three compared to four-over for the Rebels. Associate head coach Walter Chun served as the team's head coach for the tournament while head coach Steve Desimone recovered from a health-related issue that prevented him from making the trip. Max Homa (71-72-73 - 216, E) had the team's highest finish overall by tying for fourth. Brandon Hagy (72-71-75 - 218, +2) tied for eighth with the second-highest finish of his career. Keelan Kilpatrick (72-70-79 - 221, +5) tied for 15th in the final standings after starting the final day tied for fourth. Joël Stalter (71-74-76 - 221, +5) moved up two spots on the final day into a tie for 15th along with Kilpatrick, while Michael Kim (74-76-76 - 226, +10) sneaked up 11 spots in the final standings on the final day into a tie for 33rd.

MAR. 18-20, 2012 - CAL FINISHES THIRD AT CALLAWAY COLLEGIATE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (Full Recap)
Cal captured third place at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship by defeating Chattanooga, 3-2, on third and final day of the four-match event hosted by South Florida at The Concession Golf Club. Cal had won a pair of matches on the first day of the tournament with a 3-2 victory over UNC Wilmington and a 4.5-0.5 victory against Tennessee. The Golden Bears' lone loss of the event came in heartbreaking fashion when Duke needed extra holes to pull out a 3-2 victory. Brandon Hagy won all four of his matches at the event to improve to 6-1 in match play on the season, while Keelan Kilpatrick and Max Homa were both 3-1 in the tournament to improve to 5-1-1 and 5-2, respectively, for the campaign. Joël Stalter (2-2) and Michael Kim (0-3-1) both played match play for the first time this season.


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