CORVALLIS, Ore. (April 29, 2012) -- Cal (359-365-348-356 - 1428, -12) won the first conference title in school history when the Golden Bears wrapped up the 2012 Pac-12 Championship on the second playoff hole Sunday at Trysting Tree Golf Club.
The Bears started the day six shots off the pace of third-round leader Oregon (364-358-344-362 - 1428, -12) but forced a playoff with the Ducks when Brandon Hagy drained a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole.
Hagy was also the only player from either team to birdie the deciding playoff hole as Cal's top five players needed just 19 strokes to finish the par-four 16th, while Oregon's top five came in with a score of 24. The teams had tied, 21-21, on the par-four 18th to begin the playoff.
Hagy (73-73-66-68 - 280, -8) moved up a spot into a tie for fifth in the final standings with another strong round at four-under par after equaling the best round of his collegiate career with a season-low six-under par 66 during Friday's third round. Hagy had seven birdies for the second consecutive day. He started his round with three consecutive bogeys, all par-fours. He had another birdie on the par-five fifth before the first of his two bogeys on the par-three seventh. After seven consecutive pars, he birdied the par-five 15th and bogeyed the par-three 17th before his dramatic putt on 18 for a birdie that forced the playoff. Click here to find out more!
Joël Stalter (71-70-72-70 - 283, -5) moved up two spots into a tie for ninth with a two-under par that marked his fourth consecutive round of par or better. He birdied both of the par-fives on the front nine (5, 9) and had 16 pars on the day without a bogey.
Max Homa (72-74-69-72 - 287, -1) inched up three spots into a tie for 13th after an even-par final round that included three birdies and three bogeys. Homa birdied the same two par-fives that Stalter birdied on the front nine and added another on the par-fourth 12th. His bogeys came on the par-four third and sixth holes on the front nine, and the par-five 15th on the back.
Michael Kim (73-73-70-74 - 290, +2) slipped two spots into in a tie for 19th place in his first appearance in the Pac-12 Championship. The collegiate rookie's two-over par round on Sunday started with a birdie on the first hole, but he was unable to muster another one the rest of the day. Kim played the final 17 holes in three-over with 14 pars and bogeys on a pair of par-fives (9, 15) as well as the 18th hole.
Jeff Hamm (75-75-71-72 - 293, +5) had his third consecutive round count with an even-par score on Sunday and moved eight spots up into a tie for 27th on the final player leader board. Hamm's two birdies came in back-to-back fashion on the fifth and sixth holes but were flanked by bogeys on the third and par-four eighth.
Keelan Kilpatrick (70-77-76-79 - 302, +14) was seven-over par on Sunday and finished tied for 53rd. Kilpatrick managed to be only one-over par after nine holes but shot a six-over 42 on the back nine. His round included a double bogey on 13, seven bogeys (4, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17) and a pair of birdies on the sixth and 18th holes.
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