Maverick McNealy of Stanford and Carr Vernon of CSU-Monterey Bay helped the U.S. win the Palmer Cup on Sunday. McNealy recently won the Haskins Award for collegiate player of the year. Vernon is the first CSUMB player ever selected to compete on a USA national team.
Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau heads to this week’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on a roll. Can DeChambeau keep up his steady play in one of golf’s greatest championships?
Former NCGA champion Kevin Lucas and Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau each completed the road to Chambers Bay. The duo advanced at different Sectional qualifiers, earning them a spot in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Getting a chance to play in this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. That’ll be the goal for everyone, including a number of players with NCGA connections, at a 36-hole qualifier to be held Monday in Southern California. It’s the only Sectional qualifier to be held in the Golden State.
Stanford sophomore and Junior Tour of Northern California alum Maverick McNealy won the Haskins Award, given to college golf’s best player. McNealy had a brilliant stretch in May, and led the nation in scoring with a 68.70 stroke average. He’s the second straight Cardinal to earn the award, following Patrick Rodgers.
SMU junior and Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau won the NCAA Championship Individual title Monday at The Concession GC in Florida. DeChambeau is the first SMU individual to win a national title. In 2011, he was the JTNC Player of the Year.
Fresh off of celebrating a national title, Stanford’s Lauren Kim got more good news. The 2012 NCGA Junior Championship winner received an exemption into July’s LPGA Marathon Classic.
The Stanford Women’s golf team won its first national title on Wednesday, defeating Baylor, 3-2, in a thriller that went to extra holes. Junior Mariah Stackhouse came from three down in the crucial last match, and won with a par on the 19th hole to give the Cardinal the victory.
After nearly 20 years, Stevinson Ranch Golf Course will close on July 18, 2015. The closure reflects a number of current realities in the golf market as well as the severity of California’s extended drought.
A new, wider 17th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links is slated to be unveiled on July 24. During the 2010 U.S. Open Championship, the 17th green gave players fits. In the final round, only seven of 83 players found the green.