Cal sophomore linebacker Nathan Broussard will be out for the season with a left knee injury and junior linebacker David Wilkerson has been granted his release to transfer, the school announced Sunday.

Coach Sonny Dykes said Broussard tore the ACL in his left knee during Saturday's scrimmage and will undergo surgery within two weeks.

Wilkerson, originally a four-star recruit from Monte Vista High in Danville, has been plagued by injuries during his Cal career. He has seen limited action in fall camp because of injury and academic issues.

Wilkerson missed all of last season after having ankle surgery and also served a medical redshirt in 2010.

Both Broussard and Wilkerson play the "will" linebacker position, where projected starter Khairi Fortt has been sidelined much of the past week with a knee issue.

Golf

Cal golfer Michael Weaver was one of five players added Sunday to the USA Walker Cup team, where he joins Golden Bears teammates Max Homa and Michael Kim and Stanford's Patrick Rodgers after their selections by the USGA last month.

The trio are the first three Cal players ever chosen for the Walker Cup. The 10-player team will represent the United States in the 44th Walker Cup against Britain and Ireland on Sept. 7-8 at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y.


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"It's a great day for Michael and obviously a wonderful day for our golf program," Cal coach Steve Desimone said.

  • Alameda native Matt Bettencourt finished tied for second at the Web.com Tour News Sentinel Open after a final-round 67 in Knoxville, Tenn. Peter Malnati won his first tour title, birdieing five of the last seven holes for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke victory over Bettencourt, James White, Miguel Angel Carballo and Blayne Barber. Malnati finished at 16-under 268 and won $99,000.

    Softball

    The USA Softball National Team ended its 2013 campaign on a high note with an 8-1, five-inning win over Canada in the gold medal game to finish 9-0 at the Pan American Games qualifier in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Former Cal star Valerie Arioto from Pleasanton finished the tournament with team-leading numbers in RBIs (18), home runs (5), doubles (3), walks (12) and batting average (.500, tied with Tennessee's Raven Chavanne).

    Gymnastics

    Stanford's Eddie Penev, who graduated this year as a nine-time All-American, was named to the senior national gymnastics team Sunday after winning the still rings at the P&G Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Conn.

    Former Stanford star Josh Dixon of San Jose was 10th in the all-around and also was added to the senior national team.

    Cardinal junior Sean Senters won the vault, and Stanford senior Chris Turner was fourth on the pommel horse, followed by Cal alum Donothan Bailey.

    Staff writers Jeff Faraudo and Elliott Almond and wire services contributed to this report.