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Patrick Rodgers

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Junior Diary: Making a U.S. Am run

details his experience at the U.S. Amateur, where he finished second in stroke-play qualifying.

Hope everyone has been well. I had a very eventful week in a place that I never thought golf would take me. I learned that University Place, Washington, is a really cool place.

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Junior diary: Talkin’ Junior PGA and U.S. Am

was disappointed not to make the Junior Ryder Cup team, but channeled his emotions into qualifying for the U.S. Amateur.

The Junior PGA Championship was really a special event, especially for me as it was held in my home state of Indiana. It was a little different being so close to home for such a big event, but I think I could get used to it. It was nice to have a few more family and friends come watch me play.

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Junior diary: Mohawks, Canon Cup and Jr. PGA

The 2010 Canon Cup was an awesome experience. Even though the East lost, it was certainly one of the most memorable weeks of my junior golf career.

Junior diary: Reflecting on the Southern Am

This past week was hot everywhere in the United States and I know I certainly experienced it in Birmingham, Ala.

Junior diary: Rodgers takes second at ToC

takes you hole-by-hole through his second-place finish at the Rolex ToC.

These last two weeks are the reason I love tournament golf. I love being in the hunt, and playing when the entire tournament is on the line.

Junior diary: Winning the state championship

It was an eventful week for me as we had our Indiana High School State Golf Championship. Heading into the week, our team was looking to defend our state championship title from last season.

Junior diary: A U.S. Open dream dashed

nearly punched his ticket to the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Read about it in his junior diary.

I hope everyone had a great week. I had a good week of practice in preparation for my U.S. Open sectional qualifier in St. Louis.

Junior diary: Indy 500 and Open qualifier

attended the Indy 500 and is getting ready for a U.S. Open qualifier. Read about it in his junior diary.

I had a great week! With finishing up school, taking my finals, playing a few high school events, practicing all day and going to the Indy 500, my week was very eventful.

Junior diary: Prom is good, but golf is better

had an exciting week thanks to the prom and U.S. Open local qualifying.

Being a high schooler, one of the most exciting events of the year is prom.

Junior diary: Making my college decision

I had a very eventful week as I made my college decision. I verbally committed to Stanford University. I am so excited to have made a decision as it was a very difficult and stressful process. However, it was a wonderful experience and I was very fortunate to have some great opportunities.

Junior diary: What’s better than junior golf?

Patrick Rodgers, 17, will file a diary each week this summer as he plays some of the premier junior events in the country.