The Stanford men’s golf team is seemingly stuck on seven — seventh place, that is. For the second consecutive year, the Cardinal opened its spring season by finishing seventh at the Amer Ari Invitational in Kona, Hawaii, which ended Saturday. It was also the third straight season in which Stanford put a player in the individual top-five at the event; this year, senior Cameron Wilson led the charge, firing a cumulative 14-under-par score to claim third place.
Offseasons for athletes have their ups and downs. Sure, there’s the relaxation time, the opportunity to pursue other endeavors and improve on one’s game. On the other hand, extended time away from competition can be boring and tedious for an athlete. For the No. 9 Stanford men’s golf team, the long wait between the fall and spring seasons is finally over, as the Card is scheduled to compete at the Amer Ari Invitational in Kona, Hawaii starting Thursday.
The No. 11 Stanford men’s golf team experienced firsthand the wild nature of the Lone Star State as it pulled out a solid second place finish at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, which concluded yesterday in Dallas. Led by junior Patrick Rodgers, senior Cameron Wilson and sophomore David Boote, the Cardinal used a late third-round push to surge back into second place behind No. 6 Oklahoma State, the tournament champion.