Nov. 8, 2010
By Jeff Black
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Since graduating from Colorado State in 2004, Martin Laird has put together a very impressive career on the golf course, but his most recent success has brought him into prominence on the PGA Tour.
Last Sunday, in the inaugural CIMB Asia Pacific Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Laird finished third. He even held the lead at one point during the final nine holes, but was edged by Ben Crane and Brian Davis to finish alongside Luke Donald, two strokes behind the winner, Crane.
A week earlier, defending his 2009 title at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas, Nev., Laird led the field throughout the tournament, only to end in a three-way tie for the lead after regulation. In the playoff, Jonathan Byrd sunk a hole-in-one to claim the title.
The Scot’s six top-10 appearances this year have shot him up six places in the world rankings, to 49th, his first ranking in the top 50. If he can retain his rank until Dec. 31, Laird will compete in all four majors and all world golf championship events in 2011.
Laird still holds many records at CSU, including career top-10 and top-20 finishes, single-season stroke average, and the most individual tournaments won in a career.
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Recap: Men's Golf Slips To 13th After 36 Holes ...
Cannon leads Rams at 2-under, CSU gets three solid scores but can't lock in a fourth to make a...
Recap: Men's Golf Tied for 11th After First...
Junior Max Oelfke and senior Blake Cannon posted under-par rounds for the Rams in the first 18
Preview: Men's Golf To Conclude Fall Portion of...
Rams take to the course Oct. 30-Nov. 1 for the 54-hole event to wrap up the fall part of the 2016...
Recap: Rams Finish 11th at Paintbrush Invitational
CSU could not get on a roll during the final day of play, Staiano top team finisher for Rams
Recap: Men's Golf Currently Seventh at...
Play was suspended due to darkness with 2-3 holes to play in second round, completion tomorrow...
Preview: Men's Golf Back On Course For...
Rams currently ranked No. 27 according to Golfweek, nine teams in field in top 100 nationally
Cannon Named Mountain West Men's Golfer of the ...
Senior Blake Cannon earns first league honor after outstanding month of September
Recap: Cannon Wins Second Straight Tournament, ...
CSU defeats 3 MW and 4 Pac-12 teams as Blake Cannon wins his second medalist honor in six days.