Eric Mina Named Golf World College Player of the Week
May 3, 2010
BERKELEY - Eric Mina was named the Golf World College Player of the Week on Monday. Last Wednesday, Mina became only the second player in the history of Cal men's golf to win the Pac-10 individual title in the 51-year history of the event when he came back from four shots off the lead on the final day of the 2010 Pac-10 Championship to capture medalist honors. Mina finished the 72-hole tournament at 16-under par with four consecutive rounds of 68 or better, including a career-best 65 in the opening round, to extend his current stretch of rounds of 68 or below to six.
'It's a wonderful honor, and it's richly deserved,' said Cal head coach Steve Desimone.
The outing continued what has been an outstanding 2009-10 campaign for Mina, who is currently ranked No. 33 in the nation by Golfstat and No. 35 by Golf Week. Mina leads the Golden Bears with a 70.5 stroke average and is the only member of the team to have played in all 12 events and 36 rounds this season. In addition to his victory at the Pac-10's, he was also a winner of the Spartan Classic last September and leads the squad with five top-10 finishes. He has been the team's top golfer in seven of 12 events, including each of the last three. Mina's other honors in 2009-10 have included the Pac-10 Men's Golfer of the Month in September of 2009 and a first-team selection to the 2010 All-Pac-10 squad.
NCAA Regional play will take place at six sites May 20-22, with team selections announced on May 10. The 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship hosted by the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is scheduled for June 1-6 at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee.