2012-13 Cal redshirt wins his second amateur event in less than a month.
Golden Bears enter event having set NCAA modern-era victory record with 11 wins in first 13 tournaments.
Andrew Morgan and Shotaro Ban tie for third.
Two-time defending event champion Golden Bears looking to equal school record with sixth win of the 2012-13 season.
Golden Bears open 2012-13 campaign Sunday at Gopher Invitational.
NCAA Championship Match Play Quarterfinals vs. San Diego State (June 1, 2012)
NCAA Championship Match Play Semifinals vs. Alabama (June 2, 2012)
NCAA Championship Second Round (May 30, 2012)
NCAA Championship First Round (May 29, 2012)
NCAA Stanford Regional First Round (May 17, 2012)
GENERAL: A transfer from Cal Poly who was a welcome addition as a 2011-12 junior who will redshirt at Cal in 2012-13 before a planned return to the team in 2013-14 for his senior campaign ... has enormous potential ... great length from tee to green who uses that length to his advantage with solid fundamentals around the green ... an excellent wedge player ... streaky putter ... creative player who loves to pull off different shots ... an aggressive player who is working on his consistency and needs to learn to manage his game more effectively ... a hard worker who vies to be in the team's top five week in and week out.
2012-13 (AS A SENIOR): Expected to redshirt ... has not played.
2011-12 (AS A JUNIOR): Earned a first-year `Big C' award ... played in eight stroke-play events and 24 rounds, averaging 73.13 strokes per round on 1,755 shots ... had a 2-3 match-play record, going 1-2 at Del Walker Match Play Championship and 1-1 at NCAA Championship ... ranked No. 163 nationally by Golfweek and No. 266 according to Golfstat in their final player rankings of the season ... posted his top finish at Cal when he tied for fifth while playing as an individual at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (70-67-71 - 208, -5), with his second-round four-under par 67 also the best round of his Cal career and tied for the lowest in his collegiate career ... tied for 13th at Golfweek Conference Challenge (70-72-76 - 218, +2) ... tied for 18th twice at Wolverine Intercollegiate (71-74-71 - 216, +3) and John A. Burns Intercollegiate (70-72-74 - 216, E) ... tied for 36th at Western Intercollegiate (73-79-71 - 223, +13) ... finished 49th at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (78-79-75 - 232, +16) ... had a strong NCAA Championship (72-78-72 - 222, +9) as he tied for 61st and had both his first and third rounds count towards the team score from the No. 5 spot in the lineup and then was a winner of his individual match in Cal's 3-2 quarterfinal match-play victory over San Diego State ... tied for 62nd at NCAA Stanford Regional (71-77-72 - 220, +10) ... had a tremendous and dominating stretch of qualifying play that was among the best in the history of Cal men's golf shortly after his arrival in the fall and spent the first two tournaments in the team's top spot in the lineup.
AT CAL POLY
2010-11 (AS A SOPHOMORE) - Finished third on the squad with a 74.38 stroke average that was the 13th-best on the school's all-time list at the end of 2010-11, registering 1,934 shots over nine events and 26 rounds ... finished in the top 10 twice by tying for fourth in his best collegiate finish at Lamkin Grip Challenge (72-72 - 144) and tying for sixth at Folino Invitational (72-75-69 - 216) to lead the Mustangs to team wins in both events, with his lone round of the season under 70 in the final round of the latter ... had three other top-20 finishes, tying for 13th at Firestone Grill Cal Poly (72-71-77 - 220), tying for 14th at Big West Conference Championship (75-73-78 - 226) and tying for 16th at Palouse Cougar Collegiate (74-70-70 - 214) when he posted the top score on his team for the lone time ... tied for 28th at Anteater Invitational (76-75-75 - 226) ... tied for 36th at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (72-76-80 - 228) ... tied for 48th at Saint Mary's Invitational (76-74-78 - 228) ... tied for 57th at Braveheart Classic (82-74-76 - 232) ... had seven rounds under par, including his season-low 69 in the final round of Folino Invitational.
2009-10 (AS A FRESHMAN) - Big West Freshman of the Year and a second-team all-conference selection while registering the top numbers of his two-year stop at Cal Poly, posting 1,825 shots over 25 rounds and eight events for a team-low 73.00 stroke average that at the time was the eighth-best in school history (minimum 20 rounds) ... had a team-high-tying seven rounds under par including a team-high-tying four in the 60's and all four rounds of his Cal Poly career that were 68 or better ... tied for second three times, including each of his last two events of the season at Big West Conference Championship (68-74-76 - 218) and Cal State Bakersfield Spring Invitational (70-70-75 - 215), as well at Firestone Grill College Invitational (72-71-68 - 211) hosted by Cal Poly ... his opening-round 68 tied for the lowest round of the tournament at Big West Conference Championship ... tied for ninth in his collegiate debut in a dual match with Cal State Bakersfield (76) ... tied for 14th at Lexus Classic (72-72-72 - 216) ... tied for 21st at Giustina Memorial Classic (75-79-67 - 221) with the final round 67 the lowest round of his Cal Poly career and tied for the lowest in his collegiate career ... tied for 26th at Del Walker Intercollegiate (72-68-71 - 211) ... 40th at Anteater Invitational (76-73-73 - 222) ... tied for 75th at Saint Mary's Invitational (74-82-79 - 235) ... had lowest score on his team in four events (Firestone Grill College Invitational, Del Walker Intercollegiate, Lexus Classic, Big West Conference Championship).
CLOVIS WEST HS: A 2009 graduate of Clovis West High School ... led his team to a Southern Section title as a sophomore in 2007, a pair of Valley crowns (2008, `09) and Tri-River League titles (2006, '07, '08, '09) in each of his four prep seasons ... a two-time All-City selection in 2008 and 2009 ... a four-year letterwinner ... also participated in soccer during his first prep season.
OTHER: Full name is Pace Archer Johnson ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies ... parents are David and Carolyn Johnson ... sister, Annie, is a freshman at High Point University in North Carolina in 2012-13 ... current roommate with fellow Fresno native and longtime friend Michael Weaver ... born January 1, 1991, in Fresno, Calif.
GETTING TO KNOW PACE LAST UPDATED: May 10, 2013
LAST UPDATED: May 10, 2013