NOT MAKING CUT . . . Palo Alto native and Gunn High grad Martin Trainer saw his hopes of a possible golf title disappear during the opening round of match play at the 100th California State Amateur Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco on Wednesday. Trainer suffered a 2 up loss to Kevin Wentworth of Arnold on the Lake Course. Trainer and Wentworth were all square after Wentworth bogeyed the par-3 15th hole. Trainer, however, handed the lead to his opponent with a bogey-6 on the 609-yard 16th. Both players parred the 522-yard par-5 17th before Wentworth closed out Trainer with a birdie on the 347-yard 18th. Trainer, who'll be a junior at USC this fall, never led in the match. In another opening match, Robert Salomon of Portola Valley survived two days of stroke play, but was eliminated in match play following a 4&3 loss to Pace Johnson of Fresno. Salomon bogeyed the 418-yard, par-4 second hole and trailed from there. He was 5 down after a double-bogey six on the 437-yard, par-4 ninth. Johnson closed out the match on the 15th hole when Salomon got a bogey on the 157-yard, par-3.
ON THE COURT . . . Men and women at least 18 years of age who want the chance to earn free tickets to one of the premier professional women's tennis tournaments on the West Coast, can become a volunteer at the Bank of the West Classic, July 23-31 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University. Volunteer positions are currently available in several areas including transportation, ushers, guest services, hospitality, and tournament administration. For more information please go to www.bankofthewestclassic.com and click on "Volunteers" to apply online. Volunteers will receive complimentary tickets to the tournament, a parking pass, and an official tournament shirt. They will be asked to work a minimum of four shifts during the event in order to qualify for these tournament benefits.
COACHING CORNER . . . Palo Alto Knights Youth Football is seeking experienced head and assistant football coaches for the 2011 season. Contact: Mike Piha 269-6100 or email@example.com. . . . Sacred Heart Prep is seeking frosh-soph and freshman football coaches as well as a girls' junior varsity volleyball coach for next season. All interested applicants should contact SHP Athletic Director Frank Rodriguez via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (650) 473-4031 . . . Menlo-Atherton High School is looking for an assistant volleyball coach. Anyone interested should contact Mary Podesta at email@example.com.