September 11, 2017
McNealy, U.S. Squad Romp at Walker Cup
Two years ago John “Spider” Miller and former Stanford standout Maverick McNealy left Royal Lytham & St. Annes on the wrong end of a seven-point defeat, one of the largest for a USA Team in the Walker Cup.
Two years later, in a town known for hit movies, both captain and veteran player wound up writing a very different script.
Miller watched his talented USA side, led by world No. 2 and 2015 NCGA Amateur Match Play champion McNealy, produce a 19-7 victory over Great Britain and Ireland at The Los Angeles Country Club. McNealy, who planned to turn pro today, was one of three Americans to go 4-0, a feat that had never before been achieved in a single Match. Also going undefeated was Cal junior Collin Morikawa. Also representing Northern California was Sacramento native Cameron Champ.
“I think it starts with the U.S. team getting that big trophy and that was our goal at the beginning of the week and I’m so excited to be part of the 2017 winning Walker Cup team,” said McNealy. “That’s what’s most important to me. I’m so glad we could win this for our team, win this for Captain Miller, and win this for the country. It’s been unbelievable. I’ll never forget this week. It’s the end of my amateur career, but it means so much more than that to me, it’s been incredible.”