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1st event as pro memorable for local golfer

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - For Blake Trimble, his first tournament as a professional golfer provided memories that will last a lifetime.

"You know, looking back on it, it was a great week," Trimble said.

On Monday he was smart enough to know what would come in round one. Sure enough, on the first home he missed a putt he's made a thousand times, and then missed again coming back.

"I've never had nerves like that in my life. I really couldn't feel the putter at all on the first hole," he said.

A double bogey at 1, then a bogey at 3 had him in a hole quickly.

"To go out and have a shaky start for me was disappointing. I thought I would handle the nerves better," Trimble said.

The nerves eventually settled. He shot seven under the rest of the way on Thursday, and on Friday tapped in for par at 18 to make the cut at two under.

"When I got in the scoring tent they said you'll be playing tomorrow for sure. That felt really good," he said.

What didn't feel so good was Saturday's round - a score of 80, but the silver lining was the timing of that round.

"That was tough to take. But a nice thing, at least it happened on Saturday, not Friday, because I wouldn't be here this weekend," Trimble said.

He finished with a 76 on Sunday, wrapping up a memorable start to his professional career.

"It couldn't have been a bad week. I got through the cut. I'm one for one on PGA Tour cuts, which feels pretty good," he said.

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