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Indiana Junior Golf Tour alum Patrick Rodgers won his first professional event today at the Web.com Tour's Colombia Championship. Rodgers defeated Steve Marino with a birdie on the duo’s second playoff hole.
The 22-year-old former Stanford star birdied the final hole of regulation for a 6-under-par 65 and 17-under 267 total at Bogota Country Club. Marino also closed with a birdie for a 69.
They opened the playoff with pars on the par-3, 12th hole, and Rodgers won on the par-4, 9th hole with birdie.
This win earned Rodgers $144,000.
Rodgers was an Indiana Junior Golf Program player of the year, won two IHSAA Individual State Championships, and excelled academically ranked #3 in his high school class.
While at Stanford, Rodgers won eleven individual titles tying Tiger Woods’ record for collegiate wins. Rodgers was named First Team All-Freshman (’12), First Team All-Conference (’12) and was a two-time First Team All-American (’12 and ’13).
Rodgers was also a quarterfinalist at the 2011 US Amateur, finished in a tie for 15th at the 2013 PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic, and was a two-time Walker Cup Team member.
Indiana’s Chase Wright finished in a tie for third at 15-under-par with a final round of 69. Wright was an IHSAA two-time state runner-up (’06, ’07) and went on to play golf at Indiana University (’10). That same year, he earned a first alternate spot in the US Public Links Championship. Also in 2010, Wright won the Indiana Open and finished in a tie for third at the IGA Public Links Championship. In 2011, Wright qualified for the US Amateur Championship and advanced to Match Play.
After a three-week break, the Web.com tour will return to Colombia on March 5-8 for the Karibana Championship in Cartagena.