OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – Cameron Wilson tied for the individual medal and led the Stanford men’s golf team to a fifth place finish (295-287-290-872) this weekend at the Olympia Fields/ Fighting Illini Invitational, held at the Olympia Fields Country Club North Course.
Wilson, trailing by three shots entering play on Sunday, played an even-par round of 70, although not without its ups and downs. Wilson birdied four holes, No. 1 at par-5, 626 yards, No. 4 at par-4, 40 yards, No. 7 at par-5, 450 yards and No. 15 at par-5, 576 yards. After each par he bogied the next hole, leaving him even for the day. Still it was enough for the victory which was keyed by a -5 round of 65 on Saturday to charge back into contention following +5 round of 75 on Friday.
On Saturday, Wilson logged five birdies and 13 pars in a beautiful round that also saw him birdie hole No. 1, the longest hole on the course.
Patrick Rodgers and David Boote finished at 21st and 23rd, respectively to help the Cardinal. Rodgers showed his driving ability as well as on the par 3’s with good showings on the par-4, 400-yard fourth hole (two birdies, par) and the short par-3, 168-yard 13th hole (two birdies, par).
Boote overcame a difficult Saturday round (+8) with an impressive even-par 70 on Sunday.
Alabama ran away with the title, finishing 18 shots ahead of second place Texas as three Crimson Tide players finished inside the top six with co-titlist Robby Sheton, Trey Mullinax, who finished in a tie for fourth and Bobby Wyat, who finished sixth.
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