Sunday, April 15, 2012

Patrick Rodgers wins Western Intercollegiate - Stanford finishes 2nd

 April 15, 2012 - article below by gostanford.comFacebook Photos/Videos | Excellent Stanford Daily articleGood article by local paper, Santa Cruz Sentinel | Golf Week Summary & RankingsTournament Website | Pasatiempo Golf Club Website | Scoring by GolfStat.  Final round scorecards and round 1 & 2 results are below. Patrick Rodgers was the individual winner, Andrew Yun finished 4th and Cameron Wilson finished tied for 7th.

 Pasatiempo GC, designed by Alistair MacKenzie, is one of the top-rated courses in the world and features fast, undulating greens and tight driving holes.  The course is about an hour from the Stanford campus.
Patrick in winner's blue jacket with trophy - click to enlarge

Cardinal accepts 2nd place crystal
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- - Patrick Rodgers shot a final round 68 to capture the 66th Annual Western Intercollegiate at the Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz. Patrick had a bogey free final round closing with a 33 on the tough back nine after birdies at 13 and 18.

Rodgers' 54-hole total of 206 (-4) earned the freshman a two-stroke victory over UCLA's Patrick Cantlay and New Mexico State's Justin Shinn, who finished at 208 (-2).

Stanford finished second in the team standings at 1064 (+14), four strokes off the pace of top-ranked Texas (1060).  UCLA (1067), USC (1089), California (1100) and Oregon (1103) rounded out the top five.

The title is Rodgers' second of the year after following his win at the Fighting Illini Invitational in September, his first collegiate event. He has also finished in the top-10 in eight of his nine tournaments in his rookie year.  Patrick's final birdie putt on 18 to seal the win is below.

The Avon, Ind. native had 16 pars on his Sunday's card to go along with two birdies on he par-5 13th hole and the par-3 18th.

“Obviously, I know there is a lot of history behind this tournament and Pasatiempo is a great golf course," said Rodgers. "To be able to come through this week with such a great field that includes the top three amateurs in the world, it feels really great.

“I knew Justin Shin was 5-under par with three holes to play and I didn’t know how he finished. So I thought I needed 1-2 birdies on the last three holes. I made two really great par putts on 16 and 17. He had some tough holes play. He might have made a bogey. I was just concentrating on us as a team. I was trying to make birdie (on 18) to see if we could pull this out as a team. After I made the putt (on 18 for birdie), it was a good feeling.”

Junior Andrew Yun fired a closing round 69 to secure a fourth place finish at 209 (-1. He was even par on his round after seven holes but double bogeyed the par-3 8th hole before picking up clutch birdies on holes 9, 13 and 18.

Sophomore Cameron   notched a top-10 finish, tying for seventh at 211 (+1). He shot an even par 70 on Sunday with three birdies and three bogeys. David Chung and Patrick Grimes tied for 42nd at 224 (+14). Chung shot a final round 71 while Grimes carded a 73. Freshman Marcel Puyat's final round 78 left him tied for 45th at 225.

Wilson Bowen, playing as an individual, tied for 56th (+19) after turning in a 75 on Sunday.

 Final round scorecards are below - click to enlarge:
Final Round Scorecards - click to enlarge

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- - Stanford's men's golf team finds itself in second place after two rounds of the 66th Annual Western Intercollegiate being held at the Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz after the Cardinal shot rounds of 353 and 360 on Saturday.

At 713 (+10), Stanford trails first place and top-ranked Texas by eight strokes after the Longhorns posted rounds of 355 and 350 for an even par total of 705.

UCLA is in third place at 715, followed by USC (722) and California (735).

Six players account for five scores in this 54-hole event which will wrap up on Sunday.

Second round play was suspended a little after 8:00 p.m. with a handful of players still on the course.

Freshman Patrick Rodgers carded rounds of 67 and 71 on the Alister MacKenzie-designed course and sits in second place at 138, one stroke off the pace being set by New Mexico State's Justin Shin, who is at 137 after rounds of 68 and 69.  After his superb 67 in round 1, Patrick's solid 2nd round of 71 was only marred by one over par hole, the par 5 9th hole where he had a double bogey 7.

Longhorn top guns Jordan Spieth (139) and Dylan Fritelli (140) are also in the title hunt, as is UCLA's Patrick Cantlay, who is part of a group at at even par.

Rodgers' morning card featured four birdies and one bogey. He got to -5 early in his second round, picking up birdies on holes 4 and 6, but made a double bogey on the par-4 ninth hole.

Rodgers then rattled off nine straight pars before making a bogey on No. 1, his 17th hole of the round after starting on No. 3.

Andrew Yun, who narrowly missed winning the Blue Jacket last year, shot two rounds of even par 70 and is tied for fourth place at 140.

Cameron Wilson followed a -1 69 with a 72 in the afternoon and is tied for ninth at 141.

Freshman Marcel Puyat is tied for 25th at 147 after rounds of 72 and 75, while fellow frosh Patrick Grimes is tied for 50th at 151 after rounds of 79 and 72.

Senior David Chung is tied for 58th at 153 (75-78) while Wilson Bowen, playing as an individual, is tied for 61st at 164 (81-73).

Second round scorecards are included below - click to enlarge:
Click to enlarge 2nd round scorecards

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