Trainer Makes Cut At PGA's Reno-Tahoe Open|
Aug. 10, 2011
USC's Martin Trainer, who will be a junior this fall, made the cut at the recent Reno-Tahoe Open on the PGA Tour while rising sophomore Jeffrey Kang reached the semifinals of the prestigious 109th Western Amateur Championship in Glenview, Ill.
Trainer, who was invited to play in the PGA event with an amateur's exemption after winning the 2011 Pac-10 individual title (in a seven-hole sudden death playoff), made the cut after a pair of 72s left him at par 144. He finished with a tie for 71st at 3-over 291 (72-72-74-73) on Aug. 7.
Kang had to weather four rounds of stroke play in a 156-person field last week to qualify for the 16-player match play final at the Western Amateur. He won his first two matches, both at 1-up, to earn a spot in the semifinals, where he fell to the nation's top amateur, UCLA sophomore Patrick Cantlay, 1-up.
USC incoming freshman Anthony Paolucci, the nation's top junior entering college this year, made it through to the third and fourth rounds of stroke play before bowing out with a tie for 46th at 289 (73-66-73-77).