Oct. 11, 2011
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La Quinta, Calif. - Playing under the desert sun, Stanford men's golf, ranked No. 1 by Golfweek, carded a final round 278 to finish third at The Prestige at PGA West. Finishing eight strokes behind Oregon, the Cardinal posted its second top-three finish on the young season.
Stanford's 54-hole total of 840 (280-282-278, -24) was better than thirteen competitors. Only Oregon (832, -32) and Washington (834, -30) were better than the Cardinal.
Freshman Patrick Rodgers tied for tenth carding rounds of 69, 72 and 68 (209, -7). Following his win at The Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields, Rodgers added his second top-10 finish in as many events.
Defending champion Andrew Yun tied for 14th with rounds of 66, 72 and 72 (210, -6). Cameron Wilson finished tied for 24th (213, -3), Steve Kearney tied for 26th (214, -2) and David Chung tied for 39th (217, +1).
The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf Conrad Ray was pleased with his squad.
"I thought we played pretty well," said Ray. "Oregon has a really good team this year as does Washington and it just wasn't our week this week. We had some bright spots - it was nice to see David Chung put up a good round today and Patrick Rodgers had another top-10."
Freshman Marcel Puyat, playing in the first tournament of his career, tied for 17th. Competing as an individual, Puyat finished all three rounds under par (71-71-69) to finish 5-under. Ray was impressed by Puyat's play.
"We have high hopes for Marcel," said Ray. "He's hitting it well and he's got a good short game that he really works at. I see nothing but upside for Marcel; he's going to help us before the season's out. We have a bunch of guys who can play and we have a deep team this year and that's always a good thing in college golf."
The team has a week off before resuming the fall schedule October 23-25 at The Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Fla.