Patrick Cantlay sweeps Pac-10 golf awards

UCLA freshman golf Patrick Cantlay has put together one of the best individual performances ever by a UCLA freshman and was honored for it Monday when the Pac-10 Conference coaches voted him conference player and freshman of the year.

Cantlay is only he second player in conference history to take both awards, joining USC's Jamie Lovemark who did so in 2007. He has won three tournaments this season, the most ever by a UCLA freshman, and is fourth in the nation with a 70.74 scoring average.

Last week, Cantaly was named one of three finalists for the Hogan Award given annually to the nation's top collegiate golfer.

UCLA junior Gregor Main and sophomore Pontus Widegren joined Cantlay on the All Pac-10 team and Bruins' coach Derek Freeman was named conference coach of the year.

UCLA, ranked No. 2 in the Golf Coaches Assn. of America poll, begins play in the NCAA regional tournament on May 19.