Junior Cameron Wilson tied for first at four-under-par 67 after opening round
Philip Rowe returns to his alma mater for his third season as assistant men's golf coach.
Rowe, a four-year letterwinner for the Cardinal 1999-2002, returns to The Farm after eight years of competing on various world tours, including a five-year stint playing on the Professional Circuit in France. He has won four tournaments world wide as a professional, including the Open de La Réunion twice, and was ranked ninth by the Allianz Golf Tour in 2009.
Since 2005, Rowe has been the attached touring professional golfer for the Trevose Golf & Country Club near Padstow, Cornwall.
Rowe was a two-time All-American Scholar Athlete at Stanford and captained the team as a senior. He posted the Cardinal's lowest scoring averages of 72.8 and 71.8 his junior and senior years, respectively. Rowe captured the 2002 U.S. Intercollegiate Championship held at Stanford and earned honorable mention All-America honors as a senior.
A native of Cornwall, England, Rowe played for the England Boys Team by the age of 16 as well as the Great Britain & Ireland Boys Team, in 1996 and 1997. He accumulated 30 team match representations (caps) for the England Men's Team.
In 1999, Rowe teamed with future PGA stars Luke Donald and Paul Casey on the victorious Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team that defeated the United States at the Nairn Golf Club in Ireland. In 2000, Rowe won all three of his matches to held GB&I to victory in the Palmer Cup, sinking the deciding putt on the 18th hole to secure the win.
He also competed in the 2000 British Open at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Rowe earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Stanford in 2002. Philip and his wife, Claire, reside in Mountain View.