California's Mina Named Pac-10 Golfer of the Month
May 13, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Eric Mina of California has been named Pacific-10 Conference Golfer of the Month for April 2010. Mina, a junior from Fremont, Calif., became just the second Cal golfer in history to win the Pac-10 individual title as he came from four shots off the lead on the final day to capture medalist honors at the Pac-10 Championships. Mina was the only player in the field to shoot four rounds in the 60s as he fired 65-68-67-68=268, 16 under par for the event. For his effort, he also was named College Player of the Week by Golf World. During the month, Mina also posted top 25 finishes in the U.S. Intercollegiate and the ASU Thunderbird Invitational.
Mina had a 69.0 stroke average in 10 rounds in April, including a current string of six straight rounds at 68 or below. It marks the second Pac-10 golfer of the month honor this year for Mina, as he also was honored after winning the Spartan Golf Classic in September.
Also nominated for player of the month honors were Daniel Miernicki of Oregon, winner of the U.S. Intercollegiate, Nick Taylor of Washington, who had top 10 finishes in three tournaments in April, and Matt Giles of USC, with top 20 finishes in three tourneys for the month.
2009-10 Pac-10 Golfers of the Month
Sep. 2009 - Eric Mina, California
Oct., 2009 - Diego Velasquez, Oregon State
Nov. 2009 - Sihwan Kim, Stanford
Feb. 2010 - Richard Saferian, Arizona
Mar. 2010 - Eugene Wong, Oregon
Apr. 2010 - Eric Mina, California