May 3, 2017
Stanford senior and 2015 NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship winner Maverick McNealy has been named a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award.
A three-time finalist for the award, McNealy currently sits atop the World Amateur Golf Ranking, and was the winner of the 2016 Mark H. McCormack Gold Medal as the year’s No. 1 player. He represented the U.S. at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship and has been named to Team USA for the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup.
The Portola Valley resident is listed third in both the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin college rankings and carries a 70.00 stroke average over 26 rounds, with eight top-20 finishes in 10 events. His fall victory at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational at Colonial Country Club was his 11th career win, tying him with Tiger Woods and 2014 Hogan Award winner Patrick Rodgers for most in school history.
McNealy is the second three-time finalist ever, joining Bill Haas (2002-04).
The two other players named as finalists are Oregon senior Wyndham Clark and Illinois junior Dylan Meyer.
The winner will be named May 22 at Colonial Country Club. The 2017 Ben Hogan Award recipient will receive the first exemption into the PGA TOUR’s 2018 Dean & DeLuca Invitational, as well as earn a $30,000 grant for its men’s golf scholarship program.