Rowe steps down as Stanford men's golf assistant coach

Cardinal grad Philip Rowe resigned as an assistant golf coach at Stanford under Conrad Ray it was announced Friday.

"I would like to thank Coach Ray for the opportunity to work alongside him, the student-athletes and department staff who all epitomize the Stanford way through their commitment to excellence each day," Rowe said. "I have enjoyed every moment, and will forever be grateful for the tremendous experiences gathered over the past four years."

Rowe spent four seasons as an assistant, helping Ray elevate the Cardinal program to the forefront of the national scene during the 2013-14 campaign.

"We will miss Phil as a key component of Sanford men's golf," Ray said. "His contributions to the program over last four years have been immeasurable. We are excited for him and his family as he pursues new opportunities."

While Rowe will pursue other professional opportunities, Stanford will launch an immediate search for his replacement.

Rowe helped shape Cardinal standouts such as 2014 NCAA individual champion Cameron Wilson and Patrick Rodgers, who was the world's top-ranked amateur during his junior season on The Farm.

Rowe was an integral part of Stanford's 2014 Pac-12 Conference team title, the program's first since 1994. Even more, Stanford went on to finish third at the NCAA Championships and collected seven team wins throughout the 2013-14 campaign.

A four-year letterwinner for the Cardinal from 1999-2002, Rowe came back to The Farm after eight years of competing on various world tours, including a five-year stint playing on the professional circuit in France.

Rowe has won four world-wide tournaments as a professional, including a pair at the Open de La RĂ©union, and was ranked ninth by the Allianz Golf Tour in 2009.

Rowe was a two-time Academic All-American at Stanford and captained the team as a senior. He posted team-low scoring averages of 72.8 (2001) and 71.8 (2002).

Rowe captured the 2002 U.S. Intercollegiate Championship held at Stanford and earned honorable mention All-America honors as a senior.

A native of Cornwall, England, Rowe played for the England Boys Team at age 16, and competed with the Great Britain & Ireland Boys Team in 1996 and 1997. He accumulated 30 team match representations (caps) for the England Men's Team.

In 1999, Rowe teamed with future PGA stars Luke Donald and Paul Casey on the victorious Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team that defeated the United States at the Nairn Golf Club in Ireland.

In 2000, Rowe won all three of his matches to lead Great Britain & Ireland to victory in the Palmer Cup, sinking the deciding putt on the 18th hole to secure the win.

Rowe competed in the 2000 British Open at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Rowe earned a degree in psychology from Stanford in 2002.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics


There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
By Douglas Moran | 28 comments | 2,621 views

Chocolate + Tahini Ice Box Pie
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 984 views

Love is a Verb
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 563 views

Oh, My Aching Knees
By Max Greenberg | 12 comments | 560 views


Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 24

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

Register Here