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Golden Nuggets: Cal Wins Pac-12 Championship, Ties NCAA Record for Tournament Wins

With a win in the Pac-12 Championship, Cal won its 10th tournament of the year and tied the NCAA record for tournament wins in a single season.

Justin Edmonds

Despite a surge from UCLA on day three, Cal held on to win the Pac-12 Championship and an NCAA record-tying 10th tournament win. Max Homa won the individual championship (and set a course record on day one!) followed by teammate Michael Weaver.

Cal's victory gives the Golden Bears 10 wins in 12 tournaments in 2012-13 to equal the 10 events won by the 1985-86 Oklahoma State squad. Cal has won 16 of its last 26 tournaments overall dating back to the beginning of the 2011-12 campaign and finished in the top five in all 26.

"This was really fairy-tale stuff defending the Pac-12 title and winning for the 10th time to equal a record that's stood since 1986," head coach Steve Desimone said. "It doesn't get much better than that. We've got more in front of us with an NCAA Regional and an NCAA Championship, but there's no question that this team distinguished itself today. It certainly can be in the discussion with the greatest teams in the history of college golf."

"A lot of things happened today," Homa said. "It all just kind of came together like a perfect storm. Tying the record for the most wins is pretty incredible just thinking about where we came from our freshmen year. I don't think I could have ever imagined this. It means a ton."

"Winning the Pac-12's again is so awesome," Homa added about the team's second conference title in as many years. "It means a lot to be the leader of your conference and to win it down in Los Angeles over UCLA in a hard-fought battle I think we just earned every bit of it. It just means so much to us."

Check out the post-match interview with Max Homa and his proud parents. Hole on your Bears!




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