July 24 2011
Four starts, four top-25s. Those numbers are impressive when you take into consideration the fact they come from Patrick Cantlay, the 19-year-old amateur who will be a sophomore at UCLA this fall and on Sunday closed with a 69 to finish his week even par.
It all started at the U.S. Open, where Cantlay was the low amateur tying for 21st. A week later at the Travelers Championship, he held the 36-hole lead after a course-record 60. He struggled the last two rounds, but he still finished in a tie for 24th.
Then at the AT&T National in what was his fifth straight week of competitive golf going back to the NCAA tournament, Cantlay tied for 20th.
In Vancouver, Cantlay closed with rounds of 68 and 69 for what will be his best finish of the year. Not a bad way to spend a summer vacation.