The Washington Times - June 17, 2011, 01:07PM

Patrick Cantlay may not have declared a major yet at UCLA. But it’s early – he just finished his freshman year.

One thing Cantlay declared even after his 4-under 67 Friday at the U.S. Open is that he isn’t pulling a Carmelo Anthony or a John Wall. His future plans?


“To graduate,” he said.

The earliest the amateur would entertain going pro? “After I get a degree.”

Cantlay has an excellent chance of being the low amateur this weekend at Congressional, but he insists nothing that happens in the next few years will change his plan.

“My timeline is after I graduate from UCLA,” Cantlay said, displaying the same calm and poise that he showed out on the course.

Cantlay birdied the final four holes Friday afternoon, moving to even par for the tournament. Barring a crazy series of events, the Los Alamitos, Calif., product will make the cut.

“It makes you feel good about the future,” he said, “and hopefully one day I can be playing as a pro.”

One day – at least three years away.