The Maverick McNealy show was on again for No. 8 Stanford men’s golf, with the sophomore leading the Cardinal to second place in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional and qualifying them for a spot in the NCAA Finals.
Stanford sophomore golfer Maverick McNealy has some big shoes to fill this season. Some awfully big shoes. We’re talking clown-sized footwear, here. McNealy and Co. are charged with the nearly impossible task of attempting to follow in the footsteps of two Cardinal living legends: the recently graduated Cameron Wilson and would-be senior Patrick Rodgers, both…
For the Stanford men’s golf team, the 2013-14 campaign seemed like one of destiny. After failing to advance to the NCAA finals a season ago with a roster loaded with experience and talent, the Cardinal were undoubtedly on a mission to reverse the program’s recent trend of underperformance when the stakes were at their highest.
Led by tournament winner Cameron Wilson and runner-up Patrick Rodgers, the Cardinal won the Western Intercollegiate by sixteen strokes for its third team victory in five spring events. Stanford was near the top of the team leaderboard throughout the weekend, never falling lower than a tie for second. That type of consistency of play over multiple rounds and days is sure to benefit the Card at their upcoming conference tournament.
As it has for the past three seasons, the Stanford men’s golf team will end its regular season on the picturesque fairways of the Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif. Pasatiempo, playing host to this weekend’s Western Intercollegiate, is the Cardinal’s final stop before embarking on what they hope is a long and successful postseason. On the individual side, junior Patrick Rodgers will look to win his fourth straight tournament as he tracks down Tiger Woods for the most event victories in program history.
It’s a busy time of the year in sports — football is over, but March Madness is just around the corner and Spring Training is in full swing. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the academic quarter is heating up in advance of Finals Week and tax season is looming on the horizon. Apparently,…
The Stanford men’s golf team is seemingly stuck on seven — seventh place, that is. For the second consecutive year, the Cardinal opened its spring season by finishing seventh at the Amer Ari Invitational in Kona, Hawaii, which ended Saturday. It was also the third straight season in which Stanford put a player in the individual top-five at the event; this year, senior Cameron Wilson led the charge, firing a cumulative 14-under-par score to claim third place.
Offseasons for athletes have their ups and downs. Sure, there’s the relaxation time, the opportunity to pursue other endeavors and improve on one’s game. On the other hand, extended time away from competition can be boring and tedious for an athlete. For the No. 9 Stanford men’s golf team, the long wait between the fall and spring seasons is finally over, as the Card is scheduled to compete at the Amer Ari Invitational in Kona, Hawaii starting Thursday.