The No. 8 Stanford men’s golf team shot a combined 15-over-par 365 in Tuesday’s third round, falling one place to fifth in the team standings. Sophomore Patrick Rodgers, the second highest ranked golfer in the conference, failed to break par for the second consecutive day and is now sitting alone at 10th in the individual race.
Cameron Wilson is now Stanford’s low man, sitting in a tie for seventh place at even par. A junior out of Connecticut, Wilson birdied three of his final five holes on Tuesday and finished the day with a one-under-par 69. Wilson will need a Herculean effort in tomorrow’s final round to catch tournament frontrunner senior Max Homa (-8) of No.1 California, but is only two shots out of third place. Senior Andrew Yun, the defending Pac-12 champion, continued to struggle in the third round and has yet to break par. He is currently in 44th place, with teammates freshman David Boote and senior Steve Kearney right behind him in a tie for 45th.
No. 5 UCLA has significantly tightened the team race and now trails the Bears by only two strokes. No. 6 Washington is still in third but is essentially out of contention, while Arizona State leapfrogged the Cardinal for fourth after shooting a combined four-over-par 354 Tuesday, tying the Bruins for the best score of the round.
Wednesday’s final round begins at 8:00 a.m., with all Stanford golfers teeing-off on the first hole.
— Cameron Miller