Feb. 18, 2013
The Prestige at PGA West Live Scoring
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Stanford, up one spot to No. 14 (Golfweek), takes on a 15-team field on Monday at the 13th annual Prestige at PGA West, a tournament co-hosted by the Cardinal and UC Davis on the Greg Norman Course.
This 54-hole event is the 13th annual Prestige at PGA West. There will be three rounds from February 18-20. Live scoring will be available on GameBook.
Eleven teams return from the Amer Ari Invitational, including No. 4 Washington and No. 6 UCLA, who tied for first at 22-under-par 842. No. 13 Texas Christian took third at 849, while No. 8 USC carded an 850 tying for fourth. Stanford placed seventh at 852.
"We talked a lot about dialing in our wedge games and proximity to the hole with scoring clubs," said The Knowles Family Director of Golf Conrad Ray about the practice week leading up to the Prestige. "[We] talked about treating each day as a mini tournament in itself."
Ray starts a lineup featuring sophomore Patrick Rodgers, senior Andrew Yun, senior Steve Kearney, junior Cameron Wilson, and freshman David Boote.
Junior Shane Lebow, freshman Dominick Francks, redshirt junior Andre DeDecker, and sophomore Patrick Grimes compete as individuals for the Cardinal.
"For this week I'm trying to hit a fade (left to right) on almost every shot," said Rodgers. "This course sets up for that shot especially off the tee, and ball control around here is critical for success."
Stanford won the team event in 2006 and has produced two individual champions, Zach Miller (2006) and James Lee (2000).
"My goal this week is to have great balance and a positive attitude," said Yun. "My key words are `slow flow.'"
- By Estela-Marie Go, Stanford Athletics
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