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CI Podcast/Justin Thomas & Patrick Rodgers

September 23, 2011

For the first edition of the Campus Insider Podcast of the 2011-12 college season, I've got a double feature.

Joining me today are Alabama's Justin Thomas (left) and Stanford's Patrick Rodgers (right), who both claimed victories in their first college tournaments in the past few weeks.

Thomas, from Goshen, Ky., won the Carpet Capital Classic with rounds of 71-70-65 at The Farm in Dalton, Ga.

Rodgers, a native of Avon, Ind., shot a 68-70-68 at Olympia Fields (Ill.) CC to be medalist at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.

The pair are two members of an impressive incoming freshmen class that has many people debating whether it might not be one of the best collective groups to hit campus in a long time.