Friday, September 13, 2013

Cameron Wilson wins his first title as the 2013-14 season begins at famed Olympia Fields GC

Senior Cameron Wilson captured his first individual title with a final round 70 to tie for medalist honors against a strong field.
Over a tough, major championship caliber golf course in Olympia Fields, Cameron finished at even par 210 (75-65-70) to lead the Cardinal to a 5th place finish, 23 strokes behind the blazing hot Alabama team but only 5 strokes behind 2nd place Texas.  Final team standings and individual scoring is shown below.

Patrick Rodgers tied for 21st (73-71-75 219), David Boote finished strong with a final round 70 (72-78-70 220) to tie for 23rd, Patrick Grimes tied for 53rd (75-77-75 227) and Dominick Francks tied for 61st (77-74-78 229).
Final Results - click to enlarge
Final round scorecards - click to enlarge
Led by a superb 65 by Cameron Wilson, the tournament's low round by 2 shots, Stanford moved into a tied for 4th place only 3 behind 2nd place Texas.  Alabama is lapping the field 24, leading by 21 strokes.
Team scores - Rnd 2 - click to enlarge
Cameron (75-65) moved into a tie for 2nd with his 5-under round that included 5 birdies and no bogies.  Defending champion Patrick Rodgers  (73-71) is tied for 11th, David Boote (72-78) is tied for 39th, Dominick Francks (77-74) is tied for 42nd and Patrick Grimes (75-77) is tied for 51st.
Round 2 scorecards - click to enlarge

Stanford is tied for 6th at 295, 15-over par, 14 shots behind leading Alabama but only 4 behind 2nd place.  The weather today was a high of 65 degrees with gusting winds from 10-20 mph.  Team scores are shown below:
Round 1 Team Scoring - click to enlarge
On a day when only 4 rounds were shot in the 60's and a low of 67, David Boote managed the low Cardinal round of 72 (T-10).  Patrick Rodgers, back from competing in the Walker Cup win, was at 73 (T-15), Cameron Wilson and Patrick Grimes at 75 (T-35) and Dominick Francks was at 77 (T54).  Individual scorecards are shown below:
Round 1 Scorecards - click to enlarge
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – Stanford men’s golf team opens the 2013-14 season at the Olympia Fields/ Fighting Illini Invitational, held at the Olympia Fields Country Club North Course, a Par 70, 7,177 yard course.
The North Course has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship, to be played August 24-30. Designed by Willie Park and opened in 1923, the North Course was the site of three previous USGA championships: the 1928 U.S. Open (won by Johnny Farrell), the 1997 U.S. Senior Open (won by Graham Marsh) and the 2003 U.S. Open (won by Jim Furyk). It also hosted the 1925 and 1961 PGA Championships. The South Course, a 1915 Tom Bendelow design that recently underwent a major restoration by Steve Smyers Golf Course Architects, recently hosted the 2011 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and the 2012 Jr. Ryder Cup.
TOURNAMENT FIELDAlabama, Arkansas, Augusta State, Baylor, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, SMU, Stanford, Texas, Texas Tech