USC's Trainer Pac-10 Men's Golf Of The Month
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Martin Trainer of USC has been named the Pac-10 Men's Golfer of the Month for April 2011.
Trainer, a sophomore from Palo Alto, Calif., earned Pac-10 Medalist honors after dueling Oregon State's Alex Moore through seven playoff holes at the Pac-10 Championship to capture his first victory as a Trojan. He shot a 5-under 275 at the Stanford Golf Course, just miles from his hometown. His five-foot par-saving putt on the 72nd hole in regulation not only forced the individual playoff with Moore, but pushed the Trojans into a team playoff with Oregon. USC won on the first extra hole to win the 2011 Pac-10 Championship.
In three tournaments, Trainer posted scores in the 60s in six of 10 rounds, with only one round above 71. In addition to his Pac-10 individual title, he finished tied for fourth at the Thunderbird Invitational (4-under 209) and tied for fifth at the Western Intercollegiate (even-par 210).
Also nominated for player of the month honors were Tarquin MacManus, ARIZONA (earned his first victory of the season, third of his career, with a 8-under 202 at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic); Alex Moore, OREGON STATE (5-under 275 to finish tied for first at the Pac-10 Championship); Andrew Yun, STANFORD (three top five finishes last month).
Pac-10 Men's Golfer of the Month
February - Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
March - Chris Williams, Washington
April - Martin Trainer, USC