Top-ranked Cal (806, 46-under par) continued its torrid start Tuesday by closing out a fourth consecutive victory to open the season.

Host Cal won the Alister MacKenzie Invitational at the par-71, 6,759-yard Meadow Club in Fairfax. Cal has won its tournament for four consecutive seasons and seven times in 10 tries since the event began in 2002. Brandon Hagy (15 under 198) recorded his first collegiate win.

Cal had the best score of the round in each of the 54-hole event's three rounds, including an 11-under mark Tuesday to pull away from second-place USF (26-under 826). San Jose State (856) tied for ninth with UC Davis.

Hagy started the day with a five-stroke lead over USF's Taylor Travis (American High), who made a run at Hagy on the back nine to pull within two shots after 15 holes. But Hagy would respond with a birdie on 15 to extend his lead back to three strokes. Both players would make bogey on 17 and par 18.

Joel Stalter (203) tied for third five shots back of Hagy, while Michael Kim (204) was a stroke behind Stalter in a fifth-place tie. Max Homa (205) was a shot back of Kim in a tie for seventh. Michael Weaver (210) shot 68 to vault up 20 spots in the final standings and finish tied for 14th.

Sailing

The Stanford sailing team handed Cal a 2-0 defeat to capture the Big Sail in the San Francisco Bay waters between Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Stanford's varsity squad won each of its two match races against the Golden Bears in the J-105's.

Cycling

Popular cyclist Levi Leipheimer of Santa Rosa has been dropped from the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling team because of his admission to taking performance-enhancing drugs, team officials announced.

It is the latest fallout in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency case against cycling icon Lance Armstrong, who won an unprecedented seven Tour de France titles.

Leipheimer finished third in the 2007 Tour de France, won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics and is a three-time winner of the Amgen Tour of California. Leipheimer accepted a six-month suspension that would make him eligible for the 2013 season -- if he finds another team.

Horse racing

New Yorker Dennis Carr, who finished second in the jockey standings at five consecutive Golden Gate Fields meetings from 1998-2000, will be back at the track Thursday for opening day of the 2012 fall meeting.

  • Stan Honey of Palo Alto and John Kostecki of San Anselmo were among nine sailors inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame last weekend.

    Honey, who has a masters in electrical engineering from Stanford, was the 2010 U.S. yachtsman of the year. Kostecki, a Novato High graduate, helped BMW Oracle win the America's Cup and earned a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics in South Korea.

    Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.