This year’s Cal men’s team has entered the pantheon of all-time greats – and the postseason hasn’t even begun yet.
The top-ranked Golden Bears won their 10th event of the season Wednesday at the Pac-12 Championship, where they defeated No. 3 UCLA by nine shots. No. 4 Washington finished third, a distant 26 shots behind the winner.
Cal, which finished at 6-over 1,406, was led by senior Max Homa, who shot an opening-round 61 at Los Angeles CC en route to earning medalist honors. At 9-under 271, Homa was five shots clear of his teammate, Michael Weaver, the U.S. Amateur runner-up.
With the victory, Cal matched the 1985-86 Oklahoma State men’s team, which held the unofficial record for most wins in a season, with 10. Wake Forest, with Jay Haas and Curtis Strange in the lineup, won nine times in 1974-75.
Cal’s next start will be at NCAA regionals, on May 16-18 at a site to be determined.