Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers fired a 7-under 209 to earn medalist honors and help the Cardinal men's golf squad capture the team title at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate in Wisconsin on Tuesday.
The Cardinal carded respective rounds of 280-285-286 at the par-72, 7,234-yard course, which is slated to play host to the 2017 U.S. Open.
To end his path to the individual title, Rodgers was nearly bogey-free in the final round, standing at 4-under for the day until recording a six on the par-5, 637-yard 18th. Rodgers shot an even-par 72 in round two and used five birdies to help close his opening round with a 68.
Rodgers, who recorded the sixth victory of his collegiate career, was one of four Cardinal to finish in the top 10, followed by David Boote (71-72-71), Cameron Wilson (69-72-73) and Jim Liu (72-69-74). Boote, who had a hole-in-one on Monday, and Wilson tied for sixth with a 2-under 214 while Liu checked in at 1-under to tie for 10th.
Liu and fellow freshman Maverick McNealy (72-75-73) each shot even-par in the opening round. McNealy found himself tied for 25th to close the tournament.
The highlight of Boote's 2-under showing came in the second round. After bogeying holes 3-4-5, Boote aced the par-3, 208-yard sixth. He would birdie two of the next eight holes before a bogey at 18 left him at even-par. He was 2-under in the 30 holes following his ace.
Wilson twice eagled the par-5 14th, the former coming during a bogey-free 69 to open the event. He settled for a birdie on 14 in his final round, dominating the hole at 5-under during the invite.
Wilson went without a bogey on the front nine until round three, when he made the turn at 2-over as a trio of bogeys offset his birdie on the par-5 first hole.
After opening with a 72, Liu sandwiched a bogey on the par-4 fifth in round two with a quartet or birdies for his 69. Liu shot off a 10-spot on the par-5 first to begin round three and rattled off five birdies until a double bogey on 18 kept him from finishing at even par.
UCLA's Jonathan Garrick from Atherton broke the Erin Hills course record Tuesday with a 7-under 65. The previous record (66) was set by Ben Geyer and Mike Ignasiak at the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship.
The Cardinal resumes competition Oct. 18-20 with the United States Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga.
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