May 4, 2011
UCLA freshman golfer Patrick Cantlay today was named one of three finalists for The Hogan Award, annually given to the nation's top collegiate golfer.
Cantlay, 19, joins Oklahoma State's Kevin Tway and Peter Uihlein in the pool of finalists.
This season, Cantlay has set a UCLA freshman single season record by winning three tournaments. He leads the Bruins in scoring average (70.7), Top 10 results (7), rounds under par (15) and rounds under 70 (13). In 10 starts and 31 rounds, he is 13-under par. Earlier this season, he secured the consensus No.1 ranking, becoming the first UCLA freshman golfer to earn the nation's top billing. He was also named Pac-10 Golfer of the Month for February and earned Golfweek and GolfDigest/GolfWorld Player of the Week honors for March 7. Last summer, he advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur. He also finished second at the Southern Amateur and the SCGA Amateur.
In addition, Cantlay has won more college tournaments this season than both Tway, a senior, and Uihlein, a junior. Tway, 22, recently won the Insperity Augusta State Invitational prior to earning first-team All-Big 12 honors. Uihlein, 21, was voted the Big 12 Player of the Year after winning a pair of collegiate tournaments. He is the defending U.S. Amateur champion.
The Hogan Award winner will be announced May 16 at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. TX.