Stanford, Rodgers roll at Pac-12 Championship
Sunday, April 27, 2014
• • •
Sunday was a momentous day in Stanford golf history as the Cardinal won their first Pac-12 Championship in the past 20 years and junior Patrick Rodgers won his 10th collegiate tournament.
Stanford shot a 2-under 1438 in the 72-hole tournament, beating out runner-up Washington by 15 strokes. The Cardinal, the No. 6 team in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, were paced by Rodgers and Cameron Wilson, who came in third at the Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz.
Rodgers won his fifth tournament of the year and 10th in his career, shooting a 7-under 281 through four rounds. He slowed down after a second-round 65, but an even-par 72 on Sunday was enough to hold off Washington's Cheng-Tsung Pan. Rodgers is now one victory away from tying Tiger Woods' program record at Stanford.
No. 11 Washington shot a 13-over 1453, coming in second place. The Huskies were followed by No. 5 California (27 over), Colorado (39 over) and No. 20 USC (43 over).