April 30, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - With a 15-over-par 365, Stanford moved one spot back to fifth after the third round on Tuesday of the men's golf Pac-12 Championships at the Los Angeles Country Club.
The top three in the leaderboard remained the same with No.1 (Golfweek) California (338-357-361) leading the tournament at six-over 1056. Two strokes behind is No. 5 UCLA (346-358-354) in second at 1058, while No. 7 Washington (349-360-369) again took third at 1078.
After shooting four over today, No. 47 Arizona State (368-362-354) edged Stanford by eight strokes for the fourth spot at 1084. Rounding the top five is the No. 8 Cardinal (366-361-365) at 1092.
Cameron Wilson, who led Stanford in the second and third rounds, paced with a one-under 69. Through the front nine, the junior was one over and a bogey on the 13th put him two over. But Wilson (71-70-69) fired three consecutive birdies on 14, 15 and 16 to tie for seventh at 210.
Also in the top-10 of the individual leaderboard was Patrick Rodgers (68-72-73) who is tenth at 213. The sophomore bogeyed the fourth, seventh and 11th holes, while paring the rest.
"I was scrambling for par the entire round," Rodgers said. "I only had one birdie putt inside 10 feet, and it was hard to scramble and lag putt all day."
After the round Rodgers worked on his ball striking and hitting fades.
"A good round tomorrow would be a birdie on the first hole and then something well under par," Rodgers continued. "I haven't gotten off to a good start yet in this event. I need a good round to help move the team forward."
Shane Lebow (81-76-74) finished two strokes better today to tie for 64th at 231.
The fourth round begins at 8 a.m. (PT) tomorrow. Stanford tees off the first hole with Arizona State and Oregon.
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