Feb. 7, 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Former Lamar University golfer Chris Stroud continued his strong play to open the 2012 PGA season with a tie for 12th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open over the weekend.
A two-time Ping All-America while playing for the Cardinals, Stroud shot an even par-71 on the final day at the TPC Scottsdale to pocket $128,100. He finished tied at 9-under with 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman and John Huh. Kyle Stanley picked up his first PGA win at 15-under.
Stroud opened the tournament with a 68, and followed with a 70 to make it to the weekend at 4-under, four strokes above the cut line. His best round came in Saturday's third round as he fired a 5-under 66 on the par-71, 7,216 yard layout.
The only four-time Southland Conference Player of the Year in league history got to 6-under in round three before taking a bogey on the final hole. Stroud got to 11-under on Sunday to move into a tie for second, but bogeyed two holes on the back nine to finish at 9-under.
Stroud has made the cut in two of his first three tournaments this season and stands 40th on the PGA Tour money list at $225,267. He will look to continue his strong 2012 season at this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.