Rodgers tied for second place in PGA's Greenbrier Classic

Former Stanford All-American golfer Patrick Rodgers, who made his pro debut three weeks ago, shot a 5-under 65 on Thursday and was tied for second place at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Rodgers, who played in the U.S. Open three weeks ago, is looking to make his third straight cut since turning pro. He holed a 118-yard wedge for eagle on the par-4 first hole — his 10th hole of the day. After the round, he was back on the driving range.

"Being a new pro out here, you're always trying to figure out and establish your routines," he said, "and mine is just kind of cool down after the round and working on the things I felt like I can improve."

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson, another former Stanford golfer, shot a 71.


Stanford's Noah Garcia (men's diving), Sara James (women's basketball), Kyle Meyer (wrestling) and Courtney Verloo (women's soccer) were each awarded a $3,000 post-graduate scholarship by the Pac-12 to continue academic work as a full-time student in a graduate or professional program.

To be eligible for the prestigious honor, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be in their final year of undergraduate studies and exhausted athletics eligibility, performed with distinction as a member of a varsity team and been a positive representative on and off the field.

Women's basketball

Recent Stanford grad Chiney Ogwumike had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut in a 96-83 loss to Tulsa in WNBA action on Thursday. Elsewhere, Neka Ogwumike scored 21 points for the Los Angeles Sparks in a 70-56 win over Seattle.

Chiney Ogwumike, meanwhile, was named Rookie of the Month for June. This is her second consecutive such honor.

Ogwumike led all rookies in points (15.7 ppg) and rebounds (8.0 rpg), while placing second in minutes (29.0 mpg). Overall, she ranked second in the league in offensive rebounds per game (3.7), third in field goal percentage (.593), and finished in the top 10 in rebounds. On June 1, Ogwumike contributed a double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds) in an 85-76 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Dream. To finish out the month, she scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in a 67-65 loss to the New York Liberty.


Stanford keeper Jane Campbell and defenders Stephanie Amack and Laura Liedle were invited to a U.S. women's training camp in Seattle for final tryouts for the under-20 World Cup. The Americans open against Germany on Aug. 5 in Edmonton, Alberta.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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