Stanford sophomore Patrick Rodgers defended his title and the Cardinal tied for fourth at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational on Tuesday. Stanford carded rounds of 297-285-291 (+33) to finish 19 strokes behind first-place Arkansas.
Rodgers, who won at Olympia Fields a year ago in his first collegiate competition, got stronger with each round. Opening with a 72, the sophomore shot 68-67 to finish at 3-under-par 207, besting the five who tied fro second by five strokes.
Rodgers birdied three of his first seven holes and posted his fourth birdie of the day on 18, the only competitor to finsh under par. The victory is the third in 13 career starts.
Cardinal freshman David Boote tied for seventh in his first collegiate competition. The Surrey, England native carded rounds of 73-70-71 (214) and made birdie on two of his final four holes. Boote finished as the top true freshman in the event.
Stanford's Andre DeDecker finished tied for 39th after rounds of 73-74-78 (225). Teammate Steve Kearney tied for 56th. The senior carded rounds of 79-73-77 (229). Shane Lebow finished tied for 65th after rounds of 79-78-76 (233).
The Cardinal is back in action October 8-9 at the Pac-12 Preview in Portland, Ore.
Stanford's John Morrissey posted a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory over No. 21-ranked David O'Leary of Memphis on Tuesday afternoon in the second round of qualifying singles action at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
Morrissey will next square off against UCLA's Dennis Mkrtchian on Wednesday.
After a first-round bye, Morrissey then teamed up with Matt Kandath to defeat Louisville's Sebastian Stiefelmeyer and Albert Wagner 9-8 (1) in the second round of doubles qualifying.
Stanford freshman Krista Hardebeck won her opening qualifying match at the ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades on Tuesday. Hardebeck posted a 6-3, 6-0 win over Patricia Veresova of Nebraska to advance. Cardinal teammate Ellen Tsay dropped a 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6) decision to Pamela Montez of UCLA.