Men's Midweek Report: Rodgers wins again
Welcome to Golfweek’s Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news, March 27-April 2.
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THE BIG 5
Stories you need to know now . . .
1. Stanford: The Cardinal dusted the field at The Goodwin on March 30 with a 20-shot victory at Stanford Golf Course. Four of five players finished inside the top 16 and three inside the top 4. The team, No. 6 in the Golfweek rankings, shot a tournament-best 14-under 266 in the final round.
2. Central Florida: No. 9 in the Golfweek rankings, the Knights won FAU Slomin Autism Invite on March 30 for their third win of the season. The team shot 1 over and was seven shots back after the first round.
3. Co-champs at Furman Intercollegiate: Georgia State and Virginia Tech tied at Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C., for their second and third wins, respectively, of the season.
4. Memphis: The Tigers won their home event – the Memphis Intercollegiate – on April 1 by 15 shots over South Alabama. It’s the team's second win of the season, the other having come in October at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate. Memphis has climbed to No. 43 in the Golfweek rankings.
5. Georgia Southern: The Eagles, No. 51 in the rankings, are truly coming on strong in the final portion of the season. The team broke through with a win at its own Schenkel Invitational on March 16 and then followed up with a second-place finish at the FAU Slomin Autism Invitational, where they led after the first round.
1. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford: Another dominating performance for the junior. Rodgers won his third consecutive event this season, and ninth overall at The Goodwin on March 30. He shot rounds of 63-69-64 for an eight-stroke victory. In those three rounds, he posted 18 birdies in a 54-hole stretch.
2. Ricardo Gouveia, Central Florida: Teammate Greg Eason battled Gouveia for the top spot at the FAU Slomin Autism Invite on March 30, but came out with the win. He shot rounds of 67-65-71 for a 10-under 203 total and two-shot win.
3. Trevor Cone, Virginia Tech: Cone took home medalist honors at the Furman Intercollegiate for the second consecutive week. Last week, he won the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular in Florida. He helped the Hokies, No. 16 in the Golfweek rankings, to a tie for first.
4. Haraldur Magnus, Louisiana-Lafayette: Magnus was five shots back entering the final round of the Memphis Intercollegiate, but ended up the victor April 1 by two. He was the only player under par at Colonial Country Club.
5. U Minn Woon, Fairleigh Dickinson: Woon won the Whiting-Turner Towson Invite on April 1 with rounds of 74-72 and two-shot win at the 36-hole event in Grasonville, Md.
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BEST OF THE BEST
How the top five teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings fared:
1. Alabama: DNP
2. Oklahoma State: DNP
3. California: DNP
4. Georgia Tech: DNP
5. Georgia: DNP
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How the top 5 individuals in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings fared:
1. Joey Garber, Georgia: DNP
2. Robby Shelton, Alabama: DNP
3. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford: Won, The Goodwin
4. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech: DNP
5. Trey Mullinax, Alabama: DNP