News & ToursOctober 8, 2012

A repeat and a rally lead to this week's top honors

__By Ryan Herrington


Oct. 1-7


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__Patrick Rodgers, Stanford

__The first-team All-American got his sophomore season off to a familiar start when he defended his title at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, earning his third college title in 13 starts. Rodgers birdied three of his first seven holes on the North course en route to a closing 67 and a three-under 207 total, five strokes clear of five players.

"The conditions were tough in the final round and the guys hung in there," said Stanford coach Conrad Ray. "It was a very impressive round by Patrick to grab the individual title."

Rodgers was the only golfer to break par in two different rounds. His three-day score was almost 16 strokes better than the average for the entire 70 player field.

__Honorable mention:

Nathan Anderson__, North Dakota State—The senior made the Jackrabbit Invitational a family affair when he claimed medalist honors in the men's event with a two-over 212 at Minnehaha CC as sister Amy won the women's tournament. While Amy now has 16 individual victories in her career, Nathan earned his second title in three starts this fall.


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__Mary Michael Maggio, Texas A&M

__Three back-nine birdies and an eagle on the 17th hole helped the senior shoot a closing 67 and rally from 15th place to earn medalist honors at the Liz Murphey Fall Preview. Her three-under 213 was one better than North Carolina's Casey Grice and allowed Maggio, the 2012 Big 12 medalist, to claim her second career college victory.

__Honorable mention:

Melanie White__, SMU—A second-round 65 propelled the senior to a tournament-record eight-under 208 and a six-stroke win at the Johnie Imes Invitational. Her performance also helped the Mustangs claim the team title.