Philip Rowe Hired As Men's Golf Assistant Coach|
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Aug. 5, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Philip Rowe has been hired as an assistant coach for the UNLV men's golf program, head coach Dwaine Knightannounced Tuesday.
Rowe joins the UNLV staff after spending the last four years as assistant coach for the men's golf program at Stanford, his alma mater.
"I am very excited to have Philip join our staff," Knight said. "He is coming to us from one of the very elite programs in the country where he was a player as well as an assistant coach the last four years. He not only brings a wealth of playing knowledge, skill and accomplishment, but also outstanding credentials in recruiting both domestically and worldwide."
A four-year letterwinner for the Cardinal from 1999-2002, Rowe came back to Stanford after eight years of competing on various world tours, including a five-year stint playing on the professional circuit in France. Rowe won four world-wide tournaments as a professional, including a pair at the Open de La Réunion, and was ranked ninth by the Allianz Golf Tour in 2009.
Since 2005, Rowe has been the attached touring professional golfer for the Trevose Golf & Country Club near Padstow, Cornwall (England).
He was a two-time Academic All-American at Stanford and captained the team as a senior. He posted team-low scoring averages of 72.8 (2001) and 71.8 (2002). Rowe captured the 2002 U.S. Intercollegiate Championship held at Stanford and earned honorable mention All-America honors as a senior.
A native of Cornwall, England, Rowe played for the England Boys Team at age 16, and competed with the Great Britain & Ireland Boys Team in 1996 and 1997. He accumulated 30 team match representations (caps) for the England Men's Team.
In 1999, Rowe teamed with future PGA stars Luke Donald and Paul Casey on the victorious Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team that defeated the United States at the Nairn Golf Club in Scotland. In 2000, Rowe won all three of his matches to lead Great Britain & Ireland to victory in the Palmer Cup, sinking the deciding putt on the 18th hole to secure the win.
Rowe also competed in the 2000 British Open at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. As an assistant coach at Stanford, he helped lead the team to a NCAA Final Four (national semifinals) finish last season and the team boasted the individual national champion (Cameron Wilson) and the national player of the year (Patrick Rodgers).
Rowe earned a degree in psychology from Stanford in 2002 and is married (Claire). He replaces JC Deacon, who was UNLV men's golf's assistant coach for the last four years. Deacon left the Rebel program to become head coach at Florida.