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Stanford's Patrick Rodgers named March SGA Player of the Month
03 Apr 2013
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Patrick Rodgers
Patrick Rodgers
ORLANDO, Fla. (April 3, 2013) -- Impressive Stanford University golfer Patrick Rodgers has been selected as the Southern Golf Association’s National Amateur of the Month for March. The award kicks off the 11th year of the March-through-October honor that pays tribute to top amateur performances in the U.S.

Rodgers won on the basis of a first and a second in significant college tournaments in March. The sophomore from Avon, Indiana, won the headliner Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas in dramatic style. He birdied the 18th hole in the final round to earn a spot in a 3-man playoff, then birdied the 18th again to win the playoff for his third individual title of the season. Rodgers shot 4-under 212 in the event that featured many of the nation’s top-ranked players and college teams.

2012 SGA Am of the Month Winners
  • March: J.J. Spaun, San Diego State | More
  • April: Justin Thomas, Alabama | More
  • May: Justin Thomas, Alabama | More
  • June: Peter Williamson, Southern Am Champ | More
  • August: Steven Fox, U.S. Amateur Champ | More
  • September: Nathan Smith, U.S. Mid-Am | More
  • October: Meghan Stasi, U.S. Women's Mid-Am | More
Later in the month, Rodgers finished second in the U.S. Intercollegiate played at the Stanford Golf Club. Rodgers has continued the high level of play that earned him Pac-12 Freshman Golfer of the Year and Ping All-American honors last year. Rodger was a member of the U.S. Walker Cup team in 2011. He ranked No. 8 in the most recent Scratch Players Group world rankings of amateurs.

The Am of the Month award is selected by a national, blue-ribbon panel of golf officials, coaches and journalists. The honor is one of the ways the SGA promotes and advances amateur golf, including its storied Southern Amateur, the 107th playing scheduled for July at The Club at Carlton Woods outside Houston.
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