STANFORD WEEKEND . . . Call it championship weekend as the Stanford men's golf team begins its quest of a national title, the women's team is looking to finish among the national leaders. Several members of the Stanford women's tennis team also remain in the hunt for an individual national title in the wake of the Cardinal's Final Four appearance as a team. Stanford's baseball team is in the exact same position it was a year ago at this point in the season. A series sweep and the Cardinal will be sent somewhere for an NCAA regional appearance. Anything less and the chances become dicey. Junior Patrick Rodgers and senior Cameron Wilson, perhaps the country's best collegiate golfing duo, hope to end their careers as NCAA champs. The Cardinal takes to the links on Friday at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan. Rodgers, who tied Tiger Woods with his 11th career win at last week's regional tournament, declared this to be his final year before turning pro. This week, Rodgers received an exemption to play in the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic, July 7-13 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Rodgers most recently won the prestigious Ben Hogan Award given to the "outstanding male amateur and collegiate golfer and of the year." Rodgers and Wilson, meanwhile, were named to the PING All-West Region team, as announced Thursday. The Stanford women play their final round of golf on Friday at the Tulsa Country Club. The women's tennis team rallied and fought their way into the national semifinal, only to fall to No. 7 North Carolina, 4-3, earlier this week. Kristie Ahn is the lone senior singles player who will not return.
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