Bears’ third victory is par for the course

A beautiful view was not enough to distract the Cal men’s golf team last week in Oahu, Hawaii. The No. 10 Bears defeated an 18-team field in the three-day John A. Burns Intercollegiate tournament that came down to the final day of the competition. The victory, the Bears’ third of
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Bears to tee off on Palmer course at Hawaii tournament

The Cal men’s golf team is off to paradise this week as the squad begins its second tournament of the year. The team will play in the John A. Burns Intercollegiate tournament in Kuhuku, Hawaii Wednesday through Friday. “This tournament has become a tradition for us,” coach Steve Desimone said.
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Through the rough

Steve Desimone has never taken anything lying down. Now he’s seeing his perseverance pay off as head coach of the nationally prominent Cal men’s golf team.

“Let’s be pioneers in this.” That was exactly the answer current Cal golf coach Steve Desimone was looking to hear from the headmaster of the College Preparatory School in 1972. His second day into his new position, Desimone, a basketball coach who knew little about soccer, faced his first predicament
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Cal ties for fourth at Isleworth Invitational

The Cal men’s golf team has been anticipating the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational all season. It was to be the squad’s most competitive tournament of the fall, the pinnacle of the last few months. And while the Bears anticipated the first-rate competition, the result was a fitting end to a fall
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Bears to take on Aztecs, Ducks at MacKenzie Invitational

Last year’s Alister MacKenzie Invitational ended in dramatic fashion as San Diego State roared from 10 strokes behind in the final round to within two of the Cal men’s golf team. While the Bears were able to deflect the Aztec’s arrows to take the tournament title for the second year
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Junior Pace Johnson transferred from Cal Poly to join the Bears this season. He tied for 13th in the Golfweek Conference Challenge last week.

Team looks to junior Homa to lead young Bears squad to prominence

What is the vision of a young, relatively inexperienced Cal men’s golf team for the 2011-2012 season? “I see us winning a National Championship!” said junior Max Homa. “You always have to expect the best.” Though they graduated four seniors from last year’s team, including standouts Eric Mina and Stephen Hale,
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Bears place fifth at Iowa tournament

Tough competition was not the only obstacle the Cal men’s golf team faced at their weekend tournament. The team had to struggle through whipping winds, wet conditions and bone-chilling cold as it faced off against some of the best teams in the country. Sound like a world away from sunny
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Golfers look to build on early success

After starting the year off with a bang, tying a course record in its season opener two weeks ago, the Cal men’s golf team hopes to carry its momentum into a more competitive field. The team will travel to Burlington, Iowa to compete in the Golfweek Conference Challenge beginning this
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