Los Alamitos native Patrick Cantlay, the number one-ranked amateur golfer in the world, won the Ben Hogan award given to the top college player of the year, making him the first sophomore to ever win the honor, according to GolfWeek.
There has been no shortage of highlights to the UCLA athlete’s career over the last year. According to GolfWeek:
Cantlay, of Los Alamitos, Calif., was low amateur at the Masters (T-47) and the 2011 U.S. Open (T-21). Last year, he shot 60 at the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship and finished in the top 25 in four Tour events, including a tie for ninth at the RBC Canadian Open… Cantlay, 20, had two runners-up among four top-5 finishes in eight starts this season for third-ranked UCLA, which is one of the favorites for next week’s NCAA Division I Men’s Championship at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
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