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Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay
Los Alamitos, CA
Turned Pro
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Cantlay had a stellar freshman season at UCLA, winning three collegiate events and being named Pac-10 Golfer of the Year, first-team All-American and first-team All- Pac-10. He was named the recipient of the Jack Nicklaus Award, presented to the NCAA Division I player of the year, and the Phil Mickelson Award, presented to the freshman of the year.

Cantlay continued his strong play into the summer. He was the low amateur at the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club, tying for 21st place. He shot 60 in the second round of the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour, which set the record for the lowest round in a PGA Tour event by an amateur. He went on to finish 24th in the event. He also had a top-25 finish at PGA Tour’s AT&T National at Aronomink outside of Philadelphia and tied for ninth at the RBC Canadian Open.

Before going to the Canadian Open, he claimed the 2011 Southern California Golf Association Amateur in July. Then in August, he was the runner-up to Ethan Tracy at the Western Amateur, losing the final match, 1 down.

He currently is the top-ranked amateur, according to the World Amateur Golf Ranking supported by the USGA and The R&A.

At the 2011 U.S. Amateur, Cantlay survived several close calls -- he beat Russell Henley in 21 holes after being down two with two to play and Max Buckley in 19 holes being down two with two to play -- before losing in the 36- hole championship match to Kelly Kraft, 2 down.

Prior to UCLA, Cantlay had an exceptional junior career highlighted by the 2010 U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay, where he reached the semifinals, losing to eventual champion Peter Uihlein. He also played in the 2009 U.S. Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur. Cantlay was named High School Golfer of the Year by the Orange County Register in 2009 and 2010 and won the 2008 Junior America’s Cup and Hogan Cup.
Articles
Jun 19, 2012No. 1 amateur Patrick Cantlay to turn pro
Jun 19, 2012Top-ranked amateur Patrick Cantlay turns pro
May 22, 2012Patrick Cantlay wins Hogan Award
May 14, 2012Patrick Cantlay, Patrick Rodgers, Jordan Spieth named Hogan Award finalists
May 01, 2012Cantlay, Rodgers gain Travelers exemptions
Apr 27, 2012NCAA: Will offseason aid benefit big schools
Apr 13, 2012Patrick Cantlay headlines Western Intercollegiate field
Apr 10, 2012Pasatiempo to host Western Intercollegiate this weekend
Apr 08, 2012Cantlay claims low amateur at Masters
Apr 05, 2012Cantlay and Matsuyama in contention at Augusta
Apr 03, 2012Cantlay keeping it simple heading into Masters
Feb 29, 2012UCLA tops Washington to take the Del Walker Match Play
Dec 12, 2011Patrick Cantlay earns Northern Trust exemption
Nov 30, 2011Patrick Cantlay gains British Open exemption as McCormack winner
Sep 10, 2011GB&I hold a 2 point lead at the Walker Cup
Aug 28, 2011Kraft leads 2-up after 18 holes
Aug 27, 2011It's Cantlay vs. Kraft for U.S. Amateur Title
Aug 26, 2011U.S. Amateur down to the semifinals
Aug 26, 2011U.S. Amateur: Cardiac Cantlay moves on again
Jul 26, 2011Tom Watson says today's amateurs really aren't
Jul 25, 2011Cantlay leads Walker Cup watch list
Jul 10, 2011Cantlay wins Southern Cal Amateur
Jul 05, 2011UCLA's Cantlay named SGA National Am for June
Jun 24, 2011Holy Cow! Amateur Cantlay takes 4-shot lead at Travelers Championship
Jun 20, 2011Cantlay is low-amateur at U.S Open
Jun 19, 2011U.S. Open: McIlroy Wins, Cantlay is Low Amateur
Mar 01, 2011SDSU wns USC Collegiate
Nov 11, 2010UCLA Wins Gifford Collegiate Championship

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