Martine de Gannes
Jeff Golden photos of the third and final round of the Bruin Wave Invitational at Robinson Ranch Golf Club.
Photos of Pepperdine from the first and second rounds at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.
CAREER: Through her four seasons, recorded a stroke average of 78.15 in 55 rounds and 19 tournaments ... Posted five top 20 and two top 10 finishes.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Took part in five of Pepperdine's 10 tournaments as a senior ... In 15 rounds, had a 78.40 stroke average ... Shared honors as Pepperdine's top individual at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, tying for sixth place (79-74-70=223) ... Her 2-under 70 in the third round at that event was a season best ... Was in the lineup for the first three events of the season and played as an individual at the other two ... Earned NGCA All-American Scholar status, WCC All-Academic first team and WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors ... Named Pepperdine Athletics' co-"Wave of the Year" for school spirit and contributions to the department.
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Posted a 76.35 stroke average in 20 rounds and seven tournaments as a junior ... Tied for ninth place at the season-opening Golfweek Conference Challenge (78-72-70=220) ... Tied for 17th place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (79-75-77=231) ... Best score was a 2-under 70 in the third round of the Golfweek event ... Was in the lineup for the first six events of the season ... Earned NGCA All-American Scholar honors, WCC All-Academic first team status and WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Appeared in just one tournament as a sophomore ... Did not see any action during the fall season due to an injury ... Competed as an individual at the Wave Invitational and tied for eighth place (76-72=148) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Enrolled at Pepperdine in January 2008 ... Had a scoring average of 80.39 in 18 rounds as a freshman ... Earned All-WCC honorable mention honors ... Tied for 14th place at the WCC Championships (77-79-89=245) ... Tied for 81st place at the NCAA Central Regional (81-80-78=239) ... Shot a 3-under 69 in the first round of the UCF Challenge ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.
AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Captained Trinidad & Tobago at the 2010 World Amateur Team Championship ... A four-time Caribbean Amateur Junior champion (2004 to 2007) ... Ranked as the #1 ladies golfer in Trinidad & Tobago from 2005 through 2007 ... A three-time Trinidad & Tobago Ladies Amateur champion (2005 to 2007) ... A two-time nominee for Trinidad & Tobago Sportswoman of the Year ... Holds the ladies' course record (69) at her home course, St. Andrew's Golf Club ... Captained the Trinidad & Tobago Junior National Team to victory at the Caribbean Junior Golf Championships ... Represented Trinidad & Tobago at the 2005 and 2007 Copa de las Americas tournaments ... During summer 2009, captained Trinidad to victory at the Stephen Ames Cup.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from the Maple Leaf International School, located in Petit Valley, Trinidad, in 2007 ... Attended St. Joseph's Convent, located in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, from 2002-06 ... Was on the honor roll and the principal's list.
PERSONAL: Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad ... Daughter of John and Maureen de Gannes ... Has one brother, Philip, who attends USC and is on the sailing team ... Majoring in advertising with a minor in coaching ... Is the co-president of Pepperdine's SAAC in 2010-11 and the chair of the WCC SAAC board ... Chose Pepperdine because of "its location, the fantastic academic and athletic facilities and the size of the school."
FAVORITES: Enjoys liming (Trini for "hanging out with friends"), baking, shopping and going to the beach ... Lists her sports hero as Lance Armstrong ... Favorite golf course is Tobago Plantations ... Favorite book is Can You Keep a Secret? ... Favorite movie is Pearl Harbor ... Favorite TV show is Gossip Girls ... Favorite sport other than golf is gymnastics ... Favorite things about golf are "the new challenges it presents every day and the opportunities it presents to meet people of all cultures of the world. It's very humbling."