Michael Kim became the first Cal men's golfer to win the Haskins Award when he was announced Tuesday by the Fred Haskins Commission as the winner of the 43rd annual award.
The award is given to the national player of the year in men's collegiate golf and selected in voting by college golfers and coaches along with members of the national media.
Kim will receive a sponsor's exemption to the Greenbrier Classic, a PGA Tour stop July 4-7 in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia. The award will be presented July 2 at a dinner before the tournament.
"I'm really honored and excited to be the winner of the Haskins Award," Kim said. "It's unbelievable to think my name will be on the same trophy as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and many others."
It's the third national honor this season for Kim, the Jack Nicklaus Award winner presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America and the Golfweek/Sagarin Player of the Year.
Earlier this month, Kim qualified for the U.S. Open was instrumental in leading Team USA to a Palmer Cup victory over Team Europe.
Defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. will be among an expected field of approximately 70 players who will return to Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood for the PBA Senior Northern California Classic on June 17-19.
Williams, a Stockton native, defeated Hugh Miller of Seattle 248-231 in the championship match last year for his second win of the season en route to PBA50 Player of the Year honors.
In addition to Williams, other PBA Hall of Famers expected to compete in Brentwood are Johnny Petraglia, Wayne Webb, Amleto Monacelli, Tom Baker and Dale Eagle.
Staff writer Jimmy Durkin contributed to this report.