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Sports - May 11, 2012

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CARDINAL CORNER . . . Stanford freshman Patrick Rodgers, along with UCLA's Patrick Cantlay and Jordan Spieth of Texas, have been named finalists for the 2012 Ben Hogan Award, presented annually to the top player in collegiate golf. The most prestigious award in men's college golf, The Ben Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men's NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the past 12-month period. The Ben Hogan Award Selection Committee represents leaders in professional, amateur and collegiate golf. Rodgers, a native of Avon, Ind., is currently among the top four in all four major rankings systems: WAGR, Scratch Players, Golfweek/Sagarin and Golfstat. Last summer, he represented the United States at the 2011 Walker Cup, finished second at the Players Amateur, took fourth at the Northeast Amateur and reached the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur . . . Stanford Provost John Etchemendy has asked Patrick Dunkley, deputy director of athletics, to serve as interim Athletic Director over the summer months after Athletics Director Bob Bowlsby departs in June 16 to lead the Big 12 Conference. Dunkley joined Stanford Athletics in spring 2011 after nearly a decade in the Office of the General Counsel, where he handled athletics among other legal matters.  Within Athletics, Dunkley has been responsible for human resources, NCAA, Pac-12 and institutional compliance and legal affairs.

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