Stanford moved down a spot, shooting a 15-over-par 365 Tuesday, into fifth after the third round of the men's golf Pac-12 Championships at the Los Angeles Country Club.
California (338-357-361) maintained its lead with a 6-over 1056. Two strokes behind is No. 5 UCLA (346-358-354) in second at 1058, while No. 7 Washington (349-360-369) is third at 1078.
Cameron Wilson led Stanford Tuesday with a 1-under 69. Through the front nine, the junior was 1-over and a bogey on the 13th put him 2-over.
Wilson (71-70-69) responded with three consecutive birdies on 14, 15 and 16 to tie for seventh at 210.
Also in the top-10 of the individual leaderboard was Patrick Rodgers (68-72-73) who is 10th at 213. The sophomore bogeyed the fourth, seventh and 11th holes, while paring the rest.
"I was scrambling for par the entire round," Rodgers said. "I only had one birdie putt inside 10 feet, and it was hard to scramble and lag putt all day."
After the round Rodgers worked on his ball striking and hitting fades.
"A good round tomorrow would be a birdie on the first hole and then something well under par," Rodgers continued. "I haven't gotten off to a good start yet in this event. I need a good round to help move the team forward."
Senior Andrew Yun (72-76-75) is 44th with 223. One stroke behind are freshman David Boote (76-72-76) and senior Steve Kearney (79-71-74) who are both tied for 45th with 224.
Shane Lebow (81-76-74) finished two strokes better today to tie for 64th at 231.
No. 22 Stanford scored in chunks to defeat St. Mary's, 9-1, Tuesday evening at Sunken Diamond. Brant Whiting went 4-for-4 in the non-conference baseball affair to help Stanford snap a three-game skid.
Whiting added an RBI and scored one run.
Stanford (24-15) returns to action this weekend for a three-game Pac-12 Conference series at Arizona State (May 3-5).
The Gaels scored their lone run in the fourth when John Hochstatter (3-1) issued a bases-loaded walk. In 4.0 innings, Hochstatter fanned two and surrendered a pair of hits.
The Cardinal bullpen combined to blank Saint Mary's over the final 5.0 innings.
Brian Ragira turned on a fastball for a three-run homer in the first. It was his team-high eighth home run on the season.
Ragira had a game-high three RBI.
Stanford would score two more in the frame to take a 5-0 lead. The Cardinal scored 10 runs in the first inning of its first 19 non-conference games. Following a nine-run first frame last week against San Jose State, Stanford has totaled 14 first-inning runs in its last two non-conference bouts.
With no outs and no one on the pond in the third, Stanford put up four runs on four hits. Lonnie Kauppila and Justin Ringo each doubled in the frame. Austin Wilson bounced a two-RBI single to put Stanford ahead, 9-0.
Ringo and Slater scored two runs apiece.
No. 12 Stanford (16-4) will be making its 32nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance when first round competition gets underway at campus sites next weekend. The Cardinal will host Miami of Ohio.
Stanford has been ranked just outside the top-10 since peaking at No. 5 during the season's opening week. Checking in at No. 12 in the latest edition of the national ITA rankings, the Cardinal was awarded the No. 12 overall seed in the postseason draw.
Stanford is coming off a 4-3 loss to California in its most recent matchup, snapping a string of eight consecutive wins over the Golden Bears.
Stanford owns a 123-16 record in the postseason since the NCAA Tournament went to its present format in 1982. During that time, Stanford has won 16 NCAA team titles, most recently capturing the 2010 crown with a 4-3 victory over Florida in Athens, Ga.
Taube Family Tennis Stadium will host NCAA first and second round competition on May 10 and 11.
The schedule for the first and second round matches is as follows:
Friday, May 10 (First Round): No. 20 Rice vs. No. 62 Pepperdine - 11 a.m.
Friday, May 10 (First Round): No. 12 Stanford vs. Miami (OH) - 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 (Second Round): No. 20 Rice/No. 62 Pepperdine vs. No. 12 Stanford/Miami (OH) - 1 p.m.
All seats are general admission. Single-day tickets are $7 (adult) and $5 (student/youth/senior). Tickets are available starting on Monday, May 6, either in person, by calling 1-800-STANFORD or visiting www.gostanford.com. Phone orders will be available at will call. The first 30 students each day receive free admission.
Stanford (12-11) makes its 35th NCAA tournament appearance next weekend. The Cardinal will meet No. 20 LSU in Malibu.
Stanford earned an at-large bid after navigating through a brutal schedule featuring eight opponents ranked among the top-20.
The Cardinal finished fourth in one of the nation's most difficult conferences, boasting top-five clubs in UCLA and USC.
Quality wins over opponents such as Texas Tech, BYU and Washington (twice) built a strong case for the postseason.
The Cardinal, which won four of its final six matches overall, opened the year ranked No. 10 but has hovered around the No. 40 mark for the majority of the season.
Stanford's singles lineup, which features three freshmen, two sophomores and a junior, has improved greatly from the start of the season. Three of the Cardinal's last four losses have resulted in competitive 4-3 nail-biters against No. 44 Oregon, No. 7 Pepperdine and No. 18 California.
For the first time since 2008, Stanford will open NCAA Tournament play away from The Farm.
Pepperdine, the tournament's No. 11 overall seed, will host NCAA first and second round competition on May 10-11. The schedule for the first and second round matches is as follows:
Friday, May 10 (First Round): No. 20 LSU vs. No. 41 Stanford - 10 a.m.
Friday, May 10 (First Round): No. 10 Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara - 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 (Second Round): No. 20 LSU/No. 41 Stanford vs. No. 10 Pepperdine/UC Santa Barbara - 1 p.m.
Stanford owns a 103-18 record in the postseason since the NCAA Tournament went to its present format in 1977, participating in all but four tournaments.
During that time, Stanford has won 15 NCAA team titles, with the most recent crown coming back in 2000 after defeating VCU 4-0.
The Cardinal reached the NCAA quarterfinals last year for the second straight season, falling to second-seeded Virginia 4-0.