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.
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.
A day after signing for a 71, Stanford sophomore Viraat Badhwar checked his scorecard online and found that he’d made a mistake. Instead of a bogey 4, he actually had a triple-bogey 6 on a par-3 hole. In an honorable move, Badhwar alerted officials about the error.
Former Junior Tour of Northern California member Hannah O’Sullivan, who became the youngest winner on the Symetra Tour this season, is in the field. So too are Lucy Li and Kathleen Scavo, who will be playing together. Both Li and Scavo played in last year’s U.S. Women’s Open.
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.
After a breakthrough year, Stanford alum Michelle Wie has started the 2015 season slowly. No stranger to the ups and downs of golf, Wie is looking to get her game back on track at Lake Merced Golf Club.
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.
Stanford alum Patrick Rodgers got going this past weekend with a win at the Web.com Tour Colombia Championship. The victory pushed Rodgers to No.1 on the Web.com Tour money list two weeks into the season.
St. Mary’s alum Ben Geyer finished T-21 at the Web.com Tour Q-School Finals to earn playing privileges in 2015. Also earning his card was Stanford alum Cameron Wilson, who finished T-28.