Golfweek Recap Story | Post-event Interviews | Scoring RecapThe first event of the 2012-13 tournament season is being played at the famed North Course at Olympia Fields Country Club outside Chicago, an event Stanford dominated in 2012 with a 16-stroke win. Olympia Fields North hosted the 2003 US Open plus three other majors and the event features a strong field. Live scoring is provided by Golfstat.
|Patrick Rodgers wins at Olympia Fields - photo by Mike Koon of Univ of Illinois|
This season's first event features returning 1st team All-American Patrick Rodgers and senior Steven Kearney from last year's win at Olympia Fields, plus 3 new starters, Andre De Decker, Shane Lebow and freshman David Boote. Cameron Wilson is still recovering from a back injury and Andrew Yun is not in school preparing for the PGA Tour's qualifying school.
Super sophomore Patrick Rodgers repeated as individual winner with rounds of 72-68-67 207. His 3-under total was the only under par score as he won by 5 shots. Patrick's final round 67 included 4 birdies and only 1 bogey which added to his 2nd round 68 without a bogey blew away the field. Here's an excellent article by Golf Week on the tournament win by Patrick. Read excerpts from the article below.
Patrick's scorecards can be found below (click to enlarge):
|Patrick Rodgers' winning 3 round scorecards|
|Patrick Rodgers is interviewed after his win|
Freshman David Boote (73-70-71 214) completed an impressive first collegiate tournament as he tied for 7th individually, only 2 strokes out of 2nd position. Next came Andre DeDecker (73-74-78 225 T39), followed by Steven Kearney (79-73-77 229 T56) and Shane Lebow (79-78-76 233 T65).
|3rd round scorecards for the team - click to enlarge|
As a team Stanford finished tied for 4th, 19 strokes behind winning Arkansas.
|Final team results - click above to enlarge|
SECOND ROUND RESULTS:
Stanford advanced to a tie for 7th place after shooting the 3rd best round of the day, a 585 total, but is now 21 strokes behind as it lost ground to leading Arkansas. The Cardinal is 9 behind the 2nd place team from Auburn.
Patrick Rodgers (72-68 T3) led the way once again, followed closely by freshman David Boote (73-70 T9). Next is Andre DeDecker (73-74 T29), then Steven Kearney (79-73 T54) followed by Shane Lebow (79-78 T68).
Patrick's sparkling round, 2nd only to one at 67, was marked by all pars and two birdies on the front. David Boote is having a fine start to his college career --- his 2nd round included 3 birdies on his final 5 holes. Scorecards for round 2 are below:
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FIRST ROUND RESULTS:
Stanford is tied for 9th, 14 shots behind after rounds of 72 (Patrick Rodgers), 73 (Andre De Decker and David Boote) and 79 (Steven Kearney and Shane Lebow). The highest-ranked team in the field, No. 8 Arkansas, lived up to its ranking, shooting a first round 283 (+3). That's five strokes in front of Northwestern (288) and six better than third-place Auburn (289). Northwestern's Nicholas Losole was the only player to break par, firing a two-under par 68 to lead the field individually by two strokes over six players.
First round scorecards are below:
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