September 2, 2016
Stanford’s Maverick McNealy to Represent USA at World Amateur Team Championship
Stanford star and world ranked No.1 amateur Maverick McNealy will be among those representing the USA in the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship.
McNealy, winner of the 2015 NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship, was one of three players selected for Team USA earlier this week.
The two other players are Brad Dalke of Oklahoma and Scottie Scheffler of Texas. The championship will be held Sept. 21-24 at Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso GC in Mexico.
“Brad, Maverick and Scottie exemplify the competitive spirit and sportsmanship that are displayed at the World Amateur Team Championship,” said Diana Murphy, president of the United States Golf Association. “We are delighted to have them join such an illustrious group of players including Rickie Fowler, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods that have represented the United States at this renowned championship.”
A senior at Stanford, McNealy received the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the world’s top male amateur in 2016. The 20-year-old Portola Valley resident and NCGA member has earned first-team All-America and Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year honors for the last two seasons, and helped lead Stanford to conference and regional titles last season. Other McNealy accomplishments include qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Open Championship, being a member of the 2015 USA Walker Cup Team and advancing to the Round of 16 at the 2015 U.S. Amateur and U.S. Amateur Four-Ball championships.
Collin Morikawa, a sophomore at Cal, is a team alternate.
The championship was last played in 2014 in Karuizawa, Japan, with the USA Team of Bryson DeChambeau, Beau Hossler and Denny McCarthy winning the title. The USA has won the last two championships, and has earned a championship-record 15 titles.