The last time a Northern California native won a USGA individual title remains Ricky Barnes at the 2002 U.S. Amateur. Why is it so hard to win a USGA title? Those who have knocked on the door but been denied explain.
Just a year ago, Stanford’s Maverick McNealy had a stroke average of 72.25 for the Cardinal. This year, he led the nation in scoring with a 68.70 scoring average. What are some the changes that have led to such a quick turnaround?
Maverick McNealy and Bryson DeChambeau’s big years are paying more dividends. On Monday, the duo were named as early picks for the 2015 U.S. Walker Cup squad.
The NCGA will be well represented during the Morse Cup portion of next week’s annual Pacific Coast Amateur Championship—NCAA champion Bryson DeChambeau, Player of the Year Maverick McNealy and defending champion Corey Pereira, who cruised to the title last year. will team up.
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.
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.
Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy will enter the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Olympic Club towing a record-setting performance at the Pac-12 Championship. His Four-Ball partner will be Cardinal teammate Virhat Badhwar.
Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy and CSU-Monterey Bay junior Carr Vernon were named to this year’s Team USA Palmer Cup squad. The Palmer Cup, to be held in June, is a Ryder Cup-style match pitting U.S. collegians versus players from Great Britain and Ireland.
SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau and Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy could be headed to Royal St. Lytham and St. Annes in 2015.
The JTNC heads into the Summer Series with stars like Lucy Li, Kathleen Scavo and Justin Suh waiting in the wings.