Jamie Lovemark Named Pac-10 Golfer, Freshman Of Year

April 26, 2007

Jamie Lovemark, the 2007 Pac-10 individual men's golf champion who led USC to the league title this week, was named Pac-10 Co-Golfer of the Year and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in voting by the Pac-10 men's golf coaches.

Fellow Trojan freshman Rory Hie made the All-Pac-10 second team, while USC seniors Jordan Nasser and Joshua Wooding and sophomore Tom Glissmeyer were All-Pac-10 honorable mention picks.

This is the seventh time that a Trojan won the league Golfer of the Year award, following Scott Simpson (1976 and 1977), Ron Commans (1981), Sam Randolph (1984 and 1096) and Kevin Stadler (2002). He is also the third Trojan to win Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors, along with Hunter Mahan (2001) and Ben Hayes (2002).

Lovemark posted three wins and three other top five finishes in 11 tournaments this year, capped off by a six-stroke win in the just completed Pac-10 Championships. He is currently ranked the number five golfer in the nation by Golfweek. In addition to the Pac-10 Championships, Lovemark posted wins in the Big 10/Pac-10 Challenge and the Oregon Duck Invitational. In 34 rounds this season, Lovemark has a stroke average of 70.6, with 15 of the 34 rounds in the 60s.

Lovemark shared his Golfer of the Year honor with Arizona State's Niklas Lemke, who is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation by Golfweek. Conrad Ray of top-ranked Stanford was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.