Men’s Golf Announces Max and Lacey Homa and Collin Morikawa Endowed Scholarships
BERKELEY – Two endowments have been created to honor the legacies of Cal men's golf greats Max Homa and Collin Morikawa. The announcement of the Max and Lacey Homa Endowed Scholarship and Collin Morikawa Endowed Scholarship was made at the Golden Bears' annual Cal Golf Tournament which was held at Lake Merced Golf Club on September 27.
"Establishing the Max and Lacey Homa and the Collin Morikawa Endowed Scholarships speaks volumes to the level of support those two have shown for the Cal men's golf program," Alex and Marie Shipman Director of Men's Golf Walter Chun said. "It's also a way we can thank Max and Collin for all of the great things they have done for our university. These endowments solidify their place in Cal golf's history."
A 2013 graduate with a degree in consumer behavior, Homa enjoyed a successful career at Cal which culminated with him being crowned both the Pac-12 and NCAA Individual Champion in 2013. The two-time All-American was also named to the All-Nicklaus Team his senior season and he was a three-time member of All-Pac-12 Team and the GCAA Division I All-West Region Team.
"I'm really excited about this endowment announcement," Homa said. "This is truly a dream come true. Thank you so much to everyone who has made this possible. My experience at Cal with the golf team was incredible and it really has shaped who I am today. It's an honor to be a part of this announcement and part of the Cal golf family."
Homa has enjoyed a number of recent successes on the PGA Tour including a win at the Fortinet Championship on September 19. Homa has three wins on the PGA Tour overall and he has elevated his World Golf Ranking to 31, moving up 69 spots in the rankings from last season.
Meanwhile, Morikawa has experienced a meteoric rise in the professional golf scene since graduating from the Haas School of Business in 2019. Since then, he has collected five victories on the PGA Tour including two majors (the 2020 PGA Championship and the 2021 British Open). Morikawa tied for fourth as a member of Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and this past weekend, he helped the Americans claim the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. He is currently ranked No. 3 in the world.
"I just want to say thank you to everyone who has helped start this endowment under my name and Max's name," Morikawa said. "To know that my legacy and Max's legacy with Cal golf will continue is really special. I owe a lot to Cal golf. It was a huge four years of my life that I would never trade in for anything."
At Cal, Morikawa was the Bears' first four-time All-American and three-time first-team honoree. His accolade-laden collegiate career also included 2019 Pac-12 Championship Individual Medalist and Pac-12 Player of the Year awards and he was the 2018 Golfweek National Player of the Year. Morikawa had five victories overall as well as 22 top-five, 35 top-10 and 45 top-20 finishes in 48 stroke-play events. The two-time All-America Scholar Athlete still holds the program record with a 69.78 career stroke-play average.
Exceptional student-athlete experiences remains a top priority for Cal Athletics in UC Berkeley's Light the Way campaign. Scholarship endowments such as these have a direct impact on our student-athletes and provide a lasting steam of annual income to benefit their experience. If you are interested in making a gift to the Max and Lacey Homa and the Collin Morikawa Endowed Scholarships, please contact the Cal Athletics Fund at email@example.com or 510-642-2427. A video announcing these endowments can also be seen here: https://youtu.be/9A-HXav0hyI.
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