The top-ranked Cal men's golf team won its third consecutive tournament to open the season, taking the inaugural Pac-12 Preview that concluded Tuesday on the Witch Hollow Course at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore.

The Golden Bears scored 277 on Tuesday to finish the 54-hole event hosted by Oregon State at 29-under-par 835, seven shots ahead of second-place Washington.

"This was really quite a victory," Cal coach Steve Desimone said. "It was a tremendous team effort in a great field. We certainly have earned our No. 1 ranking."

Cal also captured the season-opening Gopher Invitational and shared a victory with host Georgia Tech at the PING/Golfweek Preview last month.

All five Cal players were under par, with Michael Kim, who finished at 6-under 210 after a final-round 70, the Bears' top finisher in a tie for sixth. Joël Stalter (67-211) was one shot behind Kim in a tie for eighth.

Stanford placed eighth, 32 strokes behind Cal at 3-over 867. Freshman David Boote closed with a 70 for an 8-under 208 total to tie for third, three shots behind medalist Trevor Simsby of Washington.

Patrick Rodgers shot 71-215, good for a share of 22nd.

  • The Saint Mary's men's golf team moved up six places on the final day to finish second in the weather-shortened Firestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

    After starting the day in a tie for eighth, the Gaels shot the round's best team score with a 2-under par 286 to earn runner-up honors for the second time this season. Ball State took home the team championship with a two-round total of 7-under 569, 13 strokes ahead of Saint Mary's.

    The tournament was shortened to 36 holes after heavy frost delayed the start of play each morning at the Firestone Country Club's North Course.

    Saint Mary's senior Ben Geyer fired the day's best round with a 3-under 69 to finish the tournament at 141. He ended-up just two strokes behind medalist Sean Bosdosh of Maryland and one shot behind runner-up Tyler Merkel of Ball State.

    Junior Alex Bungert fired rounds of 75-72 for a 147 and finished in a tie for 20th in the 90-player field.

    Miscellany

    Hall of Fame sprinter John Carlos is scheduled to speak Tuesday in Oakland on the 44th anniversary of his famous black-gloved salute at the 1968 Olympics as part of a Bay Area visit for San Jose State homecoming festivities.

    Carlos, 67, will appear at the Game Changers & Bridge Builders awards luncheon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott City Center.

    San Jose State plans to acknowledge Carlos on Saturday during halftime of the Spartans-Utah State game.

    After the game he is scheduled to sign his book, "The John Carlos Story, The Sports Moment That Changed the World," at the Simpkins Stadium Center. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the San Jose State men's and women's cross-country teams.

    Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.