Golden Bears participating at NCAA Championship for school-record-tying third straight season.
Golden Bears looking for third straight trip to NCAA Championship in sixth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance.
Trio of Brandon Hagy, Max Homa and Michael Kim share Most Valuable Player honor to highlight the awards presentation.
Brandon Hagy's 40-foot birdie putt on 18th hole forces playoff that Golden Bears win on second hole.
Golden Bears six shots behind third-round leader Oregon heading into Sunday's final round.
CURRENT INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS: Collegiate - Golfweek
GENERAL: A hard worker broke into the lineup on occasion and was close to cracking it on a regular basis ... made tremendous improvements throughout his Cal career, including his putting and short game.
CAL CAREER: Played in eight stroke-play events and 25 rounds since his first action from 2008-12, totaling 1,868 shots for an average of 74.7 shots per round ... played one match play event, posting a 1-2 record ... posted the lowest round of his career with a 65 over the first 18 holes of Western Intercollegiate during the 2011 spring season ... top collegiate finish came when he tied for 24th at Arizona Intercollegiate to open the 2012 spring season while playing as an individual.
2011-12 (AS A SENIOR): Earned the team's Coaches Award ... played in four stroke-play events and 13 rounds, averaging 73.2 strokes per round on 952 shots ... also posted a 1-2 record at Del Walker Match Play Championship in the lone match-play event of his career ... ranked No. 48 by Golfweek (6/2/12) among a secondary list of golfers without enough rounds to qualify for the regular rankings, while he was not listed in the season's final Golfstat rankings ... posted the top finish of his collegiate career while playing as an individual by tying for 24th at Arizona Intercollegiate (74-74-71 - 219, +6) to open 2012 spring campaign ... played for the only time as a member of the team in the spring season at Pac-12 Championship and responded with the second-best finish of his career and his best while playing as a member of the team by tying for 27th (75-75-71-72 - 293, +5) as each of his final three rounds counted towards the team score ... tied for 37th at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (67-74-72 - 213, E), with his first round 67 tying him for eighth after the opening 18 holes ... tied for 50th playing as an individual at Western Intercollegiate (73-75-79 - 227, +17).
2010-11 (AS A JUNIOR): Played in two events and six rounds, totaling 449 strokes for a 74.8 average ... finished the season ranked No. 38 according to Golfweek among a secondary list of players without enough rounds to qualify for the regular rankings, while he was not listed in season's final Golfstat rankings ... had his best showing of the season by tying for 29th at Western Intercollegiate (65-79-75 - 219, +9), including an opening-round 65 that was a career low and gave him a share of the lead after the first 18 holes ... tied for 52nd at Arizona Intercollegiate (82-74-74 - 230) to open the spring campaign.
2009-10 (AS A SOPHOMORE): Did not play.
2008-09 (AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Competed in two events, both as an individual ... best finish was a tie for 60th at USC Collegiate Invitational (81-76-72 - 229, +16) ... was 89th at U.S. Intercollegiate (75-79-84 - 238, +28).
2007-08 (AS A TRUE FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... did not play.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Monte Vista High School ... a first-team All-East Bay Athletic League selection in back-to-back seasons (2006, '07) ... prep squad went to the state championships during his 2006 junior campaign.
OTHER: Full name is Jeffery John Hamm ... received his bachelor's degree from Cal in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on consumer behavior and globalization in May of 2012 ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on consumer behavior and globalization ... parents are Jim and Denise Hamm ... father, Jim, is one of the most respected golf instructors in Northern California ... has one brother, Ryan ... born September 14, 1989, in Walnut Creek, Calif.
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LAST UPDATED: June 5, 2012