Stanford tied for fourth at the Olympia Fields (Ill.)/Fighting Illini Invitational.

The Cardinal carded rounds of 297-285-291 (33 over) to finish 19 strokes behind first-place Arkansas.

Patrick Rodgers, who won at Olympia Fields a year ago in his first collegiate competition, got stronger with each round. Opening with a 72, the sophomore shot 68-67 to finish 3-under par (207), besting the five who tied for second by five strokes. Rodgers birdied three of his first seven holes and posted his fourth birdie of the day on 18, the only competitor to finish under par. The victory is the third in 13 career starts.

Stanford freshman David Boote (71-214) tied for seventh in his first collegiate competition.

  • Jim Knoll of Sunnyvale won two matches to advance in the upper bracket at the USGA Senior Amateur at West Caldwell, N.J. Knoll defeated Sam Till Jr. or Fort Wayne, Ind., 1 up, then beat Steven Ford of Trappe, Md. 3 and 2 in the round of 16 at Mountain Ridge Country Club.

    Tennis

    Stanford's John Morrissey posted a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Chris Camillone of Texas on the first day of qualifying singles action at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. Morrissey will face David O'Leary of Memphis on Tuesday.

    Matt Kandath, Stanford's second entrant in the field, was defeated 6-0, 6-1 by Denver's Jens Vorkefeld.

    Kandath and Morrissey also will pair up in doubles. The duo has earned a first-round bye and is scheduled to play its second-round match Tuesday.