Cantlay Wins CIF State High School Championship

June 10, 2010

Incoming UCLA freshman golfer Patrick Cantly won the 2010 CIF State High School Championship Tuesday by beating a pair of Santa Barbara High School players on the second extra playoff hole at the Santa Maria Country Club.

After leading his Servite High School team to a runner-up finish in the 18-hole team competition, Cantlay teed it up for the individual playoff, in which he had tied with SBHS players Jack Perry and Shane Lebow. All three fired four-under par scores of 68.

Prior to the playoff, Cantlay birdied the 17th hole by tapping in a short putt after drilling an 80-yard pitch to two feet. He parred his final hole to force the playoff.

Santa Barbara HS had won the CIF team competition with a course record 358 (-2), sparked by the sizzling scores of Perry and Lebow. With the remaining members of the SBHS team carrying the CIF team trophy up and down the fairway during the playoff, Cantlay got the last laugh.

Lebow was eliminated on the first playoff hole after missing the green and three-putting for a bogey. On the second playoff hole, Cantlay divided the fairway with his tee shot while Perry pushed his into the right rough. Perry's approach missed the green; Cantlay stuck his to within six feet and sank the putt for birdie.

'Winning the individual title doesn't make up for not winning as a team,' Cantlay said. 'But Santa Barbara played incredible. It does feel good to win the state (individual) championship. I am excited that I was able to finish up this way.'