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Wednesday
May012013

Pac 12 Championship: Cal Men Win 10th Tournament!

Cal held off UCLA to win the 2013 Pac 12 Championship by nine strokes. The win unofficially ties them with the 1985-86 Oklahoma State squad for most victories in a season by a college golf team, with two events to go.

Cal Senior Max Homa's 9-under 271 held off teammate and U.S. Amateur runner-up Michael Weaver by five strokes. After the round, host club Los Angeles Country Club presented Homa with a framed lithograph that included a plaque commemorating his opening round and course record 61.

A few images from the day:

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Reader Comments (16)

What great golf on a fantastic golf course. LACCN looks to me like golf heaven.
05.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTaffy
Great pics, what kind of camera are you using? Can't be an iPhone can it?
Well done boys, and great work Steve
05.2.2013 | Unregistered Commenterhh morant
It's always inspiring to see these players in action. I'm working on my putting game myself, and ball targets from http://shop.annestone.com/collections/putt-a-round have been most helpful. Have you got other training aids to recommend?
05.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennie
Congrats to Cal.

LACC North is a great, great course. It is vastly under-appreciated. One of the best courses in the US.
05.2.2013 | Unregistered Commenterotey
Geoff- great pictures. Having played the course both before and after the redesign I can't express enough times how awesome a job you, Gil and team did on the place. Props to Cal!
05.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKC
that golf course looks great, thank you for some great photos
05.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaphne
Interesting, I don't remember those very close highrises behind the clubhouse my one time around the course in '02. I see them on the other side of the street on Google Maps, but just don't remember them.
Take those pics in B&W and put the players in period clothing and one might think those were pics of a course in the 1930's.... (but then there's the trees and buildings ;0)
05.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Course looks awesome...Bunker work just looks ridiculously good! Why aren't any pro event played there?!
05.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGMan
Great pics, Geoff, but I wouldn't start taking them at PGA Tour events if you value your health. Quite a few are at the top of the backswing or on the downswing, and while they are way more interesting to look at than the usual fare it would likely get your arm ripped off by Stevie Williams or another over-protective caddie.
05.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterFWIW
hi-rise behind clubhouse is actually about 500 yards down the street and start of the the wilshire corridor. used to be a vacant lot that was devloped into high end, still mostly unoccupied condos about 5 years ago.
05.2.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjjer
FWIW....with the appropriate focal length and a quiet shutter action, taking pictures mid swing is not an issue. The PGA tour (and guys like Stevie) are worried about average fans taking pictures from 20 feet away.
05.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKevin part deux
Nice pictures of a classic course that still looks classic. I was so curious to view the course I blew right by a picture of my son who played the event. Someone else pointed it out to me. Looks like a great course.
05.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert
Robert,
Email me at geoffshac@me.com and I'll send along the picture of your son.

FWIW,
Thank you and stick to writing please. ;) I know how to take a photo. You see, I have one camera that is silent (most of those photos with taken with the S90). The others, with the 7D, were caught with this thing called a zoom lens that lets me be 50 feet away and can't be heard! Cutting edge stuff here!
05.2.2013 | Registered CommenterGeoff
I like natural looking courses and the best examples, in my mind, are the Sandbelt courses in Austrlia (Royal Melbourne, Kingston, etc.), the parkland courses of UK (Walton Heath) and France (Morfontaine). The bunkers at LACC, on the surface, seem like the ones at the courses I had just mentioned but for some reason, do not look natural. The "frills" at the courses I mentioned are extensions of the rough to the side whereas the frills here at LACC are just brows AROUND the bunkers. Beyond these frills at LACC are back to nicely cut and maintained grass. These sort of remind me the frills and bunkers at Valley Club at Montecito, which look out of place actually.
05.2.2013 | Unregistered Commenternguyenvuminh

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