Stanford’s Rodgers Tops Western Amateur Qualifying

ROLAND, Arkansas (CBS/AP) — Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers topped the 16 match-play qualifiers Friday in the 111th Western Amateur, shooting a 3-under 69 at The Alotian Club for a record 18-under 270 total.

Rodgers opened stroke-play qualifying with rounds of 66, 68 and 66.

Carlos Ortiz, a North Texas graduate, was second at 15 under after a 67. U.S. Public Links champion Jordan Niebrugge, an Oklahoma State player, followed at 11 under after a 72.

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