Feb. 12, 2012
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Former Cal men's golfer Charlie Wi finished second at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am after having held or co-held the lead at the end of each of the event's first three days of action. Wi shot an even-par 72 at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on Sunday to finish at 15-under par and two strokes behind winner Phil Mickelson, who fired an eight-under par 64 on Sunday.
Wi was on the verge of becoming the first former Cal golfer to win on the PGA Tour but settled for the fifth runner-up finish of his PGA Tour career.
Wi started Sunday's action with a three-shot lead but quickly fell back to the pack after a double bogey on the first hole. After back-to-back bogeys on five and six dropped him to four-over par for the day and dropped Wi out of the lead, he played four-under par over his final 12 holes but was unable to catch Mickleson, who finished his round with an eagle, six birdies and 11 pars.
Wi's five birdies included each of the last three holes. He also had birdies on the seventh and 12th holes. His other bogey came on 15.
The current Cal team is scheduled will next attempt to defend its team title at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate hosted by Hawai'i Feb. 15-17 at the Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Hawaii.