FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --In most cases of successful athletes at the college level and beyond, individuals usually pick up their sport at an early age, not the case for Fresno State junior golfer Trevor Clayton.
"The summer before my sophomore year I visited my aunt in Virginia and she didn't have anything for me to and she was like want to go to the driving range and I was like sure why not and tried it out and it was awesome, every time I hit the driver it was like hitting a home run, this is awesome," said Clayton.
The rest was history, the Clovis High product transitioned from baseball to golf in his sophomore year of high school, playing at Cal State Stanislaus before transferring back home to Fresno State.
"He's a big guy for a golfer, he's about 6-foot-3-inches and built like a middle linebacker, he hits it far and he has great hands, so it's a great combination," said Fresno State Golf Head Coach Chad Spencer.
Over the weekend, Clayton became the first Bulldog golfer since 2007 to win an individual conference title.
"It's really effortless for him, so hitting it far is easy and so out on tour when you can hit 320 (yards) pretty easily and straight, there's definitely going to be that next level possibility," said Coach Spencer.