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This past June and July following a freshman year in which he earned the Jack Nicklaus Award as NCAA Player of the Year, Cantlay played in four PGA events and placed in the Top 25 in all four, including tying for 21st in the U.S. Open. He was also named to the U.S. Walker Cup team.
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Last year, Cantlay made the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur before losing to eventual champion Peter Uihlein of Oklahoma State.
Cantlay, who will be entering his sophomore year this season, is coming off a win at the SCGA Amateur Championship played at San Gabriel Country Club in San Gabriel, CA. Patrick also broke the PGA Tour record for lowest round by an amateur after he shot a 60 (-10) at the PGA Traveler's Championship. Finally, he made the cut at the U.S. Open and finished as the low amateur at the tournament, tying for 21st place.
Kevin Chappell, who won the National Player of the Year Award for UCLA back in 2008, has two top-5 finishes on the Tour this year including a third place finish at the U.S. Open. Meanwhile, Tom Pernice is coming off of a second place finish at the Viking Classic in Madison, MS last week and John Merrick has four top-15 finishes on the Tour this year.
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CROMWELL, Conn. -- Nineteen-year-old UCLA star Patrick Cantlay shot a course-record 10-under 60 -- the lowest PGA Tour round ever by an amateur -- to take a four-stroke lead Friday in the Travelers Championship.
The low amateur last week in the U.S. Open, Cantlay tied the tournament record set by Tommy Bolt when the event was played in Wethersfield in 1954.
Cantlay birdied the final two holes at TPC River Highlands to reach 13 under. After shooting a 67 on Friday morning in the rain-delayed first round, he had eight birdies and an eagle in the afternoon.
D.J. Trahan (62), Webb Simpson (65), Vaughn Taylor (66) and Alexandre Rocha (66) were 9 under along with Andres Romero, who completed only five holes in the second round before play was suspended because of darkness just after 8 p.m. Seventy-seven players were unable to finish the round.
Cantlay just completed his freshman year at UCLA, and has said he plans to stay until he earns his degree.
Four players have shot 61s at the TPC River Highlands course. The last was Kenny Perry in 2009.
An amateur hasn't won a PGA Tour event since Phil Mickelson in the 1991 Northern Telecom Open in Arizona.
The $5.5 million Sony Open begins Thursday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. Merrick tied for 25th at last year's Sony Open, his best finish at the event in four starts. Overall, Merrick has 10 career Top-10 results in 117 Tour starts. He has won more than $3 million in five years on the PGA Tour.
The UCLA men's and women's golf teams are both ranked among the Top 5 in the latest polls.
The Bruin women are ranked No. 4 on the Golf World/NGCA coaches' poll. To view the entire poll, click here. UCLA won the Landfall Tradition Tournament on Sunday.
The UCLA men are ranked fifth on the Golf World/Nike Golf coaches' poll. To view that poll, click here. The Bruins placed second at the U.S. Collegiate Championships earlier this week.
Corey Pavin, one of the greatest golfers in UCLA history, is the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Pavin - and his UCLA connection - is featured in several local newspaper articles to day.
The L.A. Daily News has two articles. One is a Q&A with Pavin while the other highlights conversations between Pavin and men's head basketball coach Ben Howland. To read the Q&A, click here. To read the Pavin-Howland article, click here.
The L.A. Times also has a column about the U.S. team's chances in the Ryder Cup, again mentioning Pavin's UCLA connections. To read that column, click here.
Cantlay fired a 68 (-4) and tied with Jack Perry of Santa Barbara after 18 holes. Cantlay won the third playoff hole.
On May 17 Cantlay won the CIF-SS Regional title at Sky Links GC in Long Beach with a score of 66 (-6).
Kim, who earned 1st Team All-Pac-10 honors last month, survived a six-man playoff Monday for five spots after posting a one-over par 72 at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale, Calif. Kim made par on his first playoff hole to advance to sectional qualifying.
Cantlay tied for fourth place on May 12 at Newport Beach Country Club with a two-under par 70.
On May 10 at Ruby Hill Golf Course in Pleasanton, Calif., near his hometown of Danville, Main tied for third with a one-over par 73. High winds and rain elevated scores for the 88-player field.
Main, Kim and Cantlay are set to compete at Sectional Qualifying on June 7th at Del Paso CC in Sacramento, Calif.
Finally, former Bruin Jason Kang won his local qualifying on May 10 at Towson Golf and Country Club in Phoenix, MD. Kang's 69 was three-under par.
Pate traveled to Colombia for the opening of the first Bogota Open and won it on the second playoff hole with a par. After 72 holes, he was tied with Aaron Watkins at 11-under par 273. Watkins missed a three-foot par putt on the second playoff hole to give Pate his first victory since the 1998 CVS Charity Classic.
"It sure is nice to win anything. I haven't done that in a long time." said Pate, who is about three months shy of his 49th birthday. "Three-footers out here are not tap-ins. I feel bad for Aaron, but everyone missed a bunch of them this week."
Pate's victory ended an 11-year drought that spanned 245 starts (173 PGA Tour and 72 Nationwide Tour).
In the final round, Pate eagled the par-5 13th, draining a 35-foot putt, to pull within a stroke of Watkins. He grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie at the 17th. He had a chance to win at the par-5 18th, but his 25-foot birdie attempt burned the edge of the cup.
Pate earned $108,000 and is fully exempt on the Nationwide Tour for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He will join the Champions Tour next year.
"I really don't have the desire to continue to grind it out on the PGA Tour. I just don't," he said. I'd love to play a handful of events and I'll do that if I get in (to a PGA event), but I don't want to do that week in and week out."
Former UCLA All-American and player of the year Kevin Chappell finished 19th and earned $8,400.
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For the third consecutive time, the UCLA women's team begins the season ranked among the nation's Top 5 teams. The Bruins opened the 2009 coaches poll at No.3 behind defending NCAA champion Arizona State and arch-rival USC.
The men will start their season at No. 16, marking the eighth consecutive year the Bruins have opened in the Top 20. Oklahoma State is the top-ranked team, followed by Washington, Georgia, Alabama and Stanford. In all, six Pac-10 teams are ranked in the Top 20.
Individually, sophomores Gregor Main and Stephanie Kono are ranked eighth and ninth, respectively, in each poll.
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Widegren won the 2009 Swedish Jr. Masters on the second playoff hole early last week. He posted scores of 76-65-68-72--281 (-7). Also competing were Arizona State's Jesper Kennegard and Nils Floren of Texas Tech.
Widegren also won his next event, the Club Championship of Stockholm Golf Club, with scores of 68-66-63-64--261 (-15, par 69). He defeated runner-up Jacob Carlsson, who plays collegiately at Augusta State, by 12 shots. His third round 63 (-6) was a course record.
Widegren, is the top-ranked amateur in Sweden. Earlier this summer, he helped lead Sweden to the European Men's Team Championship with scores of 67-67--134 (-10).
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