SCGA members Patrick Cantlay of UCLA and Steve Lim of USC are expected to figure prominently in the Pacific 12 Conference golf championships, to be held Friday through Sunday at Trysting Tree GC in Corvallis, Ore.
The competition is expected to be hotly contested, as six of the teams in the conference rank in the top 12 nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. UCLA is third, USC fifth, Stanford sixth, Oregon seventh, Cal eighth and Washington 12th. In the individual rankings, 15 Pac-12 players are in the national top 50.
UCLA is led by Cantlay (right), a sophomore who is the 2011 SCGA Player of the Year. He recently finished as the low amateur at the Masters and currently leads the Bruins with a 71.2 scoring average.
For USC, Lim (left) is ranked 17th in the nation and won the Gifford Collegiate Championship this year. The senior has a 71.5 scoring average. Teammate Jeffrey Kang ranks 39th nationally and was the winner of the Amer Ari Invitational.
The NCAA Division 1 Championships will be played May 29-June 3 at Riviera CC.