Junior men's golfer Michael Weaver recognized after sharing individual medalist honors at 2013 NCAA Pullman Regional.
Michael Weaver becomes first Cal player to win NCAA Regional individual medalist honors by sharing title with USC's Sam Smith.
Golden Bears will head into Saturday's third and final round with 11-stroke lead over second-place USC.
Golden Bears set school and course single-round records
Golden Bears have equaled Oklahoma State's unofficial NCAA record of 10 victories in a season.
2013 NCAA Pullman Regional
Pac-12 Championship (May 1, 2013)
2013 Pac-12 Championship
Michael Weaver at 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship Match
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 ... honorable mention All-American ... All-Region ... All-Pac-12 ... Palmer Cup selection (No. 6 Team USA ranking) ... R&A world ranking (No. 18) ... Scratch Players world ranking (No. 31) ... invited to 16-man Walker Cup practice squad and on watch list ... 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: Has career totals of 32 events played, 97 rounds, 6,991 strokes and a 72.07 stroke average that is the fifth-lowest among the team's active players ... has the highest finish ever for a Cal individual at an NCAA Championship when he tied for eighth in 2011 ... has been Cal's top player at three of the four NCAA Championship or NCAA Regional events he has played ... has led or co-led Cal in scoring a total of six 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 2009-10 (Brandon Hagy also accomplished the feat in 2011-12) ... has nine top-five finishes and 14 top-10 showings ... best collegiate finish came with a second-place showing at 2013 Pac-12 Championship ... posted the lowest round of his career when he shot a 64 to open Arizona Intercollegiate in 2009-10 ... has played in the NCAA Championship twice, tying for 41st in 2010 in addition to his eighth-place showing in 2011 ... has played in two NCAA Regionals, finishing eighth at 2010 NCAA Southwest Regional and tying for 25th at 2011 NCAA Arizona Regional ... has played in three Pac-10/12 Championships, tying for sixth in 2010 and tying for 30th in 2011 in addition to his second-place showing in 2013 ... two-time tri-captain.
2012-13 (AS A JUNIOR): An All-American and All-America Scholar candidate ranked No. 16 nationally by Golfweek (5/5) and No. 19 according to Golfstat (5/7) ... first-team All-Pac-12 ... was on the watch list for The Ben Hogan Award ... one of the team's tri-captains along with Brandon Hagy and Max Homa ... has a stroke average of 71.23 on 2,208 shots over 10 events and 31 rounds ... has five top-five finishes, including three in his last four events, and six top-10 showings ... recorded the highest finish of his career when he was second at Pac-12 Championship (65-69-74-68 - 276, -4) ... tied for second at PING/Golfweek Preview (71-70-69 - 210, E) to equal the second-best finish of his career and tie for the team's lowest score for the lone time in 2012-13 ... 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) ... has a 69.97 rating according to Golfweek and an overall record of 643-99-21, including winning marks against players ranked in the nation's top 25 (42-30-7), top 50 (76-40-9) and top 100 (127-56-10).
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 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 the best individual finish ever by a Cal player at an NCAA Championship 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 year ... 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 (later accomplished by Brandon Hagy in 2011-12) ... had a total of four top-10 finishes, also tying for second at Arizona Intercollegiate (64-68-71 - 203, -10) and tying for eighth at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (69-68 - 137, -5) ... shot a career-best with his 64 on the opening 18 holes of Arizona Intercollegiate ... other top-30 showings included tying for 24th at National Invitational Tournament (76-73-71 - 220, +4), and tying 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.
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 and longtime friend Pace Johnson ... born April 12, 1991, in Fresno, Calif.
GETTING TO KNOW MICHAEL
LAST UPDATED: May 9, 2013