Stanford's Patrick Rodgers named March SGA Player of the Month
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
2012 SGA Am of the Month
- 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
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.