Stanford's Rodgers Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Month
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Patrick Rodgers of STANFORD has been named the Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Month for March, the Pac-12 announced today.
The junior from Avon, Ind., paced the Cardinal with a pair of first place finishes as Stanford tied for second at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and took top team honors at The Goodwin with a 20-stroke victory.
At the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas, Nev., Rodgers fired a one-over 271 (74-69-74) to take individual honors by two strokes. He then established a tournament record at The Goodwin with a 14-under 196 (63-69-64) to win by six strokes over USC’s Rico Hoey. The Goodwin, played on the Stanford Golf Course, has been held annually since 1968.
Rodgers has now taken three straight medalist honors and four this season. For his Stanford career, he has won nine tournaments and is just two wins shy of matching Tiger Woods’ school record of 11 victories.
With Stanford’s performance in March, the Cardinal moved up to No. 6 in the latest Golfweek rankings. Other Pac-12 teams listed among the Top 25 include No. 4 CALIFORNIA, No. 13 WASHINGTON, No. 16 UCLA and No. 23 USC.
Pac-12 teams will now prepare for the Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships to be held at the Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz., April 25-27.
Also nominated for golfer of the month honors were Alex McMahon, Jr., ARIZONA; Jon Rahm, So., ARIZONA STATE; Joël Stalter, Sr., CALIFORNIA; Jeremy Paul, Fr., COLORADO; Sulman Raza, So., OREGON; Kevin Murphy, Fr., OREGON STATE; Jonathan Garrick, So., UCLA; Rico Hoey, Fr., USC; Jonathon Thomas, So., UTAH; Jonathan Sanders, So., WASHINGTON.
2013-14 Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Month
September - Brandon Hagy, California
October - Rico Hoey, USC
February - Joël Stalter, California
March - Patrick Rodgers, Stanford