June 13, 2011
Los Angeles, CA -
After winning the Jack Nicklaus Award for GCAA National Player of the Year, freshman Patrick Cantlay was named Player of the Year once again, this time by GolfWeek magazine. Cantlay also received first team All-America honors while junior Gregor Main and sophomore Pontus Widegren were named to the third team.
Cantlay recorded a national best four victories during the season and finished runner up at the NCAA Championship. Overall, he led the Bruins with seven top five finishes and set a new UCLA single season record for stroke play scoring average at 70.5, breaking the previous mark held by his teammate Gregor Main. He also led the team in rounds under par (20), rounds under 70 (17) and top 10 finishes (9). Cantlay was also named the Pac-10 Player of the Year and the Freshman of the Year, becoming just the second golfer in league history to earn both awards in the same season. In addition to his Player of the Year and All-America honors, Cantlay was also named to the All-Freshman team by GolfWeek.
Main recorded six top-10 finishes on the year, including a victory at the Del Walker Intercollegiate back in March. He was also second to Cantlay with 13 rounds under par. Widegren picked up his first collegiate victory back in September at the Fall Preview and finished the year with 9 top-20 finishes and 11 rounds under par. Both Widegren and Main earned first team All-Pac-10 honors back in May to go with their third team All-America selections.