Rodgers leads Stanford to Erin Hills victory
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
ERIN, Wis. – Stanford's Patrick Rodgers shot 7-under 209 to win the inaugural Erin Hills Intercollegiate and pace the Cardinal to an eight-stroke victory Tuesday.
For Stanford, No. 13 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, this trip to the Midwest produced a better result than the Cardinal's visit to the Chicago area last month, when they placed fifth in the Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields. Rodgers, a junior from Avon, Ind., led a group of four Stanford players among the top 10. Cameron Wilson (73) and David Boote (71) tied for sixth at 2-under 214, and Jim Liu (74–215) tied for 10th as Stanford shot 13-under 851.
UCLA, paced by Jonathan Garrick's course-record 65 in the final round, posted the best round of the tournament (279) to move into second place at 859. Teammate Lorens Chan shot 6-under 30 on the back nine Tuesday en route to a final-round 68 and a tie for third at 213.
Runner-up Ryan McCormick of St. John's was the only player to break par in each round at Erin Hills, site of the 2011 U.S. Amateur and the 2017 U.S. Open. He shot 71-71-70–212, three shots off Rodgers' pace, as the Red Storm placed sixth at 4-over 868.
SMU and Oklahoma tied for third at 863, and Northwestern (866) finished fifth.