Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cardinal sends 9 players to the Prestige in La Quinta, CA

Field and Stanford players - click to enlarge

Final Results:
Stanford struggled in round 3 to a 7 over par 291 total to finish tied for 4th, 9 strokes behind the winning LSU Tigers.  Despite the struggles overall, two players stood out with solid performances, Franklin Huang (67-69-74 210) and Isaiah Salinda (69-71-70 210), with Isaiah playing as an individual, who tied for 6th overall with 3-under par 210 totals.

Maverick McNealy (68-74-72 214) ended tied for 18th, Viraat Badhwar (71-74-74 219) tied for 30th, Brandon Wu (78-72-71 221) tied for 39th and Bradley Knox (75-75-77 227) tied for 61st.

Other individual scores for Stanford included Jeff Swegle (71-77-72 220) tying for 32nd, Chris Meyers (74-80-72 226) tying for 59th and Dakota McNealy (77-88-80 245) finishing 77th.

Final round team and Stanford individual scoring is shown below - click to enlarge:


Round 2 Results:
After a  5-over par 289 team total in round 2, Stanford sits in 2nd place, one stroke behind leading LSU.  Franklin Huang again led the way with a fine 69 and is in 2nd place overall, 2 strokes out of the lead with his 67-69 136 total.  Maverick McNealy's 74 left him tied for 15th with his 68-74 142, Viraat Badhwar's 74 (71-74 275) leaves him tied for 27th while Bradley Knox (75-75 150) and Brandon Wu (78-72 150) are tied for 53rd.

Stanford's four individuals were led by a very strong showing by Isiah Salinda who is tied for 6th on rounds of 69-71 140.  Jeff Swegle is tied for 39th after rounds of 71-77 148, Chris Meyers is tied for 70th with 74-80 154 and Dakota McNealy is 78th with 77-88 165.


Second round team scores and Stanford scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge:


Round 1 Results:
Stanford finished tied for 1st with Pepperdine in round 1 after a 3-under team total of 281.  Franklin Huang was 4-under at 67 to tie for 1st, Maverick McNealy shot 68 and tied for 3rd, Viraat Badhwar's 71 puts him tied for 17th, Bradley Knox with 75 tied for 52nd and Brandon Wu's 78 leaves him tied for 71st.

Playing as individuals, Isaiah Salinda shot 69 to tie for 3rd, Jeff Swegle had a 71 to tie for 17th, Chris Meyers shot 74 to tie for 41st and Dakota McNealy shot 77 to tie for 65th in his first collegiate round.


Team scoring plus Stanford scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge:


BACKGROUND
Stanford sends 9 players into The Prestige at PGA West including Maverick McNealy, Franklin Huang, Viraat Badhwar, Brandon Wu and Bradley Knox plus the following individuals:  Chris Meyers, Dakota McNealy, Isaiah Salinda and Jeff Swegle.

• Stanford and UC Davis will co-host The Prestige at PGA West, as the 17th edition of the event will take place Feb. 20-22.

• The Cardinal has won the event twice (2006 and 2014). Maverick McNealy (2015), Patrick Rodgers (2014), Andrew Yun (2010), Zach Miller (2006) and James Lee (2000) each brought home medalist honors.

The Course
• The Greg Norman Course at PGA West is the fifth site at which the tournament has been contested, following in the path of Desert Willow Golf Course, La Quinta Resort Mountain Course, TPC Stadium Course and Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course (PGA West).

The Field
• Eighth-ranked Stanford will be joined by No. 5 Texas Tech, No. 11 Oklahoma, No. 14 San Diego State, No. 16 LSU, Arizona State, East Tennessee State, Iowa State, Pepperdine, St. Mary’s, San Diego, UC Davis and Scotland's University of Stirling.
Live scoring | PGA West Norman Course

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Stanford sends 6 players to compete in Hawaii

Background
A strong field of 21 teams is competing in this year's American Ari Invitational, hosted by Hawaii-Hilo University.  The field includes 7 Pac-12 teams and several national powers such as Oklahoma State and Texas.

Stanford's six players include #1 ranked amateur and senior Maverick McNealy, junior Franklin Huang, sophomore Brandon Wu, freshman David Snyder, senior Viraat Badhwar plus sophomore Chris Meyers playing as an individual.  This will be David Snyder's (see photo at right) first collegiate tournament.  David is from Texas.

The weather forecast is favorable with sunny skies, temperatures in the low eighties and light to variable winds topping out at 15 mpg, so scoring should go low.

Final Results:
Stanford finished in 6th place with an  21 under par 843 team total, 23 strokes behind the winning Texas Tech team.  The Cardinal was led by its two seniors as Maverick McNealy (68-66-68 202) finished 4th with his excellent 14 under par 202 total while Viraat Badhwar (69-67-70 206) finished T7 with his 10 under par 206 total.  Maverick finished 2 strokes back of a trio of winners.

Brandon Wu (71-74-71 216) finished tied for 56th, Franklin Huang (71-74-74 219) was tied for 66th and David Snyder (70-76-75 221), playing in his first collegiate event, finished tied for 75th.  Chris Meyers (75-73-80 228), playing as an individual, finished tied for 107th.

Next up February 2-4 will be The Prestige played in La Quinta in an event co-hosted by Stanford.  Top ten team results and Stanford's final round scorecards are shown below.

Final standings and round 3 scorecards - click to enlarge

Round 2 Results:
Despite strong rounds from Maverick McNealy and Viraat Badhwar, Stanford fell 19 shots behind leading USC after a 6-under 282 second round.  McNealy's second round 66 (68-66 134 T5) included 9 birdies leaving him 4 shots behind the individual leader while Badhwar's 67 (69-67 136 T8) included 6 birdies and an eagle on the 601 yard 14th.

Franklin Huang (71-74 145 T61), David Snyder (70-76 146 T68) and Brandon Wu (71-75 146 T68) all struggled in round 2 while Chris Meyers (75-73 148 T79) improved with his round that included an eagle on 18.

Top team results and individual Stanford scorecards for round two are included below - click to enlarge.
Round 2 Stanford scorecards and top team results - click to enlarge



Round 1 Results:
Stanford finished in 3rd place after a 10-under par 278 total for round one, 8 shots behind leading Texas Tech.  The Cardinal was led by Maverick McNealy's 4-under 68 (4 behind the individual leaders) followed by freshman David Snyder's 69, Viraat Badhwar's 70 and 71s by Franklin Huang and Brandon Wu.  Playing as an individual, Chris Meyers had an opening 75.

Team and Stanford scoring is shown below - click to enlarge.
Round 1 scoring

Monday, November 7, 2016

Stanford sends 6 players to compete at Silverado in the Gifford Championship

Teams and Stanford Players --- Click to enlarge

Stanford sends six players to compete in The Gifford hosted by UCLA and played at Silverado Resort's North Course in the Napa Valley, which hosted October's PGA TOUR Safeway Open.  A unique format combining stroke and match play will be used this year.

Stanford's team includes Maverick McNealy, Viraat Badhwar, Brandon Wu, Franklin Huang, Jeff Swegle and Isaiah Salinda.

The Gifford Collegiate, which in the past had featured 54 holes of stroke play, will be played under a new format this year. The eight-team field will play 36 holes of stroke play on Monday to seed into Tuesday and Wednesday's match play. Tuesday will feature the match play quarterfinals in the morning and the match play semifinals/consolation in the afternoon, followed by the Wednesday championship and consolation bracket matches. Each team will play three match-play contests.

Stroke Play Results:

The two rounds of stroke play ended with Stanford finishing 2nd to USC, 17 strokes behind in the 6 team field.  Stanford was led by Maverick McNealy's (67-69 136 3rd) 3rd place result followed by Franklin Huang (69-68 137 T4) tying for 4th, Brandon Wu (69-69 138 T6) tied for 6th, Viraat Badhwar (74-69 143 T18) tying for 18th, Isaiah Salinda (74-71 145 T25) and Jeff Swegle (77-71 148 T33) tying for 33rd.  

See the top three team and individual scoring results below --- click on image to enlarge.



Match Play Results:
Match 1 - Stanford was paired with the 7th seed South Florida in the first round of match play with the Cardinal winning a close math 3-2-1.  The individual match results are show below - click to enlarge.

Match 2 - Stanford went up against 6th seeded Washington and won 3-2-1 in the second round of match play.  Swegle and Salinda each won 6 & 5, Wu won 4 & 3, Badhwar won his final hole to tie his match and McNealy lost his final 3 holes to lose 1 down.  Full results of match 2 are shown below - click to enlarge.

Final Match - Stanford and USC battled to a tie in the finals with each team winning 2, tying 2 and losing 2 matches.  A tie breaker based on the holes won in each match of the finals was won by USC  with 7 versus Stanford with 6.  Badhwar and McNealy won, Swegle and Huang tied and Salinda and Wu lost.  Full results of the finals are shown below - click to enlarge.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Cardinal compete in the US Collegiate in Georgia against a top field

The field - click to enlarge


Stanford sends Maverick McNealy, Franklin Huang, Brandon Wu, Isaiah Salinda and Viraat Badhwar to compete against a top national field in the US Collegiate played at the Golf Club of Georgia outside Atlanta.  The event is hosted by Georgia Tech.

Salinda and Badhwar will be in their first event of the new season after sitting out the first tournament played at famed Colonial CC where the Cardinal tied for 6th and McNealy won individually for his record-tying 11th career collegiate win.

The strong field of 17 teams is shown above includes 6 of the nation's top 10 teams, Oklahoma State (2), Auburn (3), LSU (6), Virginia (7), Oklahoma (8) and Wake Forest (9).  Stanford comes in ranked 13th.

Final Results:
Temperature at the start of round 3 was 43 degrees, winds light (3mph). Forecast is for clear skies all day, high temperature 72 degrees around 4pm.

The Cardinal made a charge up the leaderboard with a final round 10-under 278 to finish tied for 3rd, only 1 stroke behind Texas and Virginia.  The team's 278 final round was second best of the tournament, only behind a 277 finishing round by Texas.


Final team results shown below - click to enlarge.




Stanford individual three round scoring below - click to enlarge.

Stanford's day included three rounds in the 60s led by Viraat Badhwar's excellent 68 featuring 4 birdies and no bogies, while Brandon Wu's 69 was also bogey free and Maverick McNealy also had a 69.  Franklin Huang finished with an even par 72 and Isiah Salinda had a 77.  

Wu (73-68-69 210 T4) finished tied for 4th, Bahwar (75-70-68 213) tied for 12th, Huang (70-74-72 216) tied for 19th, McNealy (75-74-69 218) tied for 29th and Salinda (80-77-77 234) tied for 82nd.


Round 3 scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge.



Round 2 Results:
Round 2 began in temperatures around 50 degrees and winds averaging 10 mph, gusting to 17. Forecast high today is 63 degrees with bright sunshine all day.

Stanford remained tied for 7th after round two but the scoring gap has narrowed to 5 shots behind leading Oklahoma in a tightly bunched field.

Sophomore Brandon Wu's fine 4-under 68 (73-68 141 T7) led the way on the day, followed by Viraat Badhwar's 70 (75-70 145 T18) while 74s were posted by Franklin Huang (70-74 144 T16) and Maverick McNealy (75-74 149 T52).  Isaiah Salinda's 77 (80-77 157 T77) completed the team scoring.

Below is the top 10 team leaderboard and Stanford scorecards - click on image to enlarge.


Round 1 Results:
Round 1 began with temperatures in the upper 50s and winds from the NW at 13 mph, gusting to 22. Forecast high is 65 degrees today, sunny all day.

Stanford tied for 7th after the first round a 5 over par 293.  Top team and Stanford scoring is shown below as Franklin Huang led Stanford with a fine 2-under par 70 putting him in a tie for 6th, Brandon Wu had 73, Maverick McNealy and Viraat Badhwar shot 75 and Isaiah Salinda an 80 to leave Stanford 10 strokes behind leading Oklahoma.  

The course was challenging as the low round was a single 67 turned in by Jimmy Stanger of Virginia.  


Round 1 scoring - click to enlarge


Cardinal compete in the US Collegiate in Georgia against a top field

The field - click to enlarge


Stanford sends Maverick McNealy, Franklin Huang, Brandon Wu, Isaiah Salinda and Viraat Badhwar to compete against a top national field in the US Collegiate played at the Golf Club of Georgia outside Atlanta.  The event is hosted by Georgia Tech.

Salinda and Badhwar will be in their first event of the new season after sitting out the first tournament played at famed Colonial CC where the Cardinal tied for 6th and McNealy won individually for his record-tying 11th career collegiate win.

The strong field of 17 teams is shown above includes 6 of the nation's top 10 teams, Oklahoma State (2), Auburn (3), LSU (6), Virginia (7), Oklahoma (8) and Wake Forest (9).  Stanford comes in ranked 13th.

Final Results:
Temperature at the start of round 3 was 43 degrees, winds light (3mph). Forecast is for clear skies all day, high temperature 72 degrees around 4pm.

The Cardinal made a charge up the leaderboard with a final round 10-under 278 to finish tied for 3rd, only 1 stroke behind Texas and Virginia.  The team's 278 final round was second best of the tournament, only behind a 277 finishing round by Texas.


Final team results shown below - click to enlarge.



Stanford individual three round scoring below - click to enlarge.

Stanford's day included three rounds in the 60s led by Viraat Badhwar's excellent 68 featuring 4 birdies and no bogies, while Brandon Wu's 69 was also bogey free and Maverick McNealy also had a 69.  Franklin Huang finished with an even par 72 and Isiah Salinda had a 77.  

Wu (73-68-69 210 T4) finished tied for 4th, Bahwar (75-70-68 213) tied for 12th, Huang (70-74-72 216) tied for 19th, McNealy (75-74-69 218) tied for 29th and Salinda (80-77-77 234) tied for 82nd.


Round 3 scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge.



Round 2 Results:
Round 2 began in temperatures around 50 degrees and winds averaging 10 mph, gusting to 17. Forecast high today is 63 degrees with bright sunshine all day.

Stanford remained tied for 7th after round two but the scoring gap has narrowed to 5 shots behind leading Oklahoma in a tightly bunched field.

Sophomore Brandon Wu's fine 4-under 68 (73-68 141 T7) led the way on the day, followed by Viraat Badhwar's 70 (75-70 145 T18) while 74s were posted by Franklin Huang (70-74 144 T16) and Maverick McNealy (75-74 149 T52).  Isaiah Salinda's 77 (80-77 157 T77) completed the team scoring.

Below is the top 10 team leaderboard and Stanford scorecards - click on image to enlarge.


Round 1 Results:
Round 1 began with temperatures in the upper 50s and winds from the NW at 13 mph, gusting to 22. Forecast high is 65 degrees today, sunny all day.

Stanford tied for 7th after the first round a 5 over par 293.  Top team and Stanford scoring is shown below as Franklin Huang led Stanford with a fine 2-under par 70 putting him in a tie for 6th, Brandon Wu had 73, Maverick McNealy and Viraat Badhwar shot 75 and Isaiah Salinda an 80 to leave Stanford 10 strokes behind leading Oklahoma.  

The course was challenging as the low round was a single 67 turned in by Jimmy Stanger of Virginia.  


Round 1 scoring - click to enlarge


Cardinal compete in the US Collegiate in Georgia against a top field

The field - click to enlarge


Stanford sends Maverick McNealy, Franklin Huang, Brandon Wu, Isaiah Salinda and Viraat Badhwar to compete against a top national field in the US Collegiate played at the Golf Club of Georgia outside Atlanta.  The event is hosted by Georgia Tech.

Salinda and Badhwar will be in their first event of the new season after sitting out the first tournament played at famed Colonial CC where the Cardinal tied for 6th and McNealy won individually for his record-tying 11th career collegiate win.

The strong field of 17 teams is shown above includes 6 of the nation's top 10 teams, Oklahoma State (2), Auburn (3), LSU (6), Virginia (7), Oklahoma (8) and Wake Forest (9).  Stanford comes in ranked 13th.

Round 1 Results:
Round 1 began with temperatures in the upper 50s and winds from the NW at 13 mph, gusting to 22. Forecast high is 65 degrees today, sunny all day.

Round 1 scoring is shown below as Franklin Huang led Stanford with a fine 2-under par 70 putting in a tie for 6th, Brandon Wu had 73, Maverick McNealy and Viraat Badhwar shot 75 and Isaiah Salinda an 80 to leave Stanford 10 strokes behind leading Oklahoma.  

The course was challenging as the low round was a single 67 turned in by Jimmy Stanger of Virginia.  


Round 1 scoring - click to enlarge


Cardinal compete in the US Collegiate in Georgia against a top field

The field - click to enlarge


Stanford sends Maverick McNealy, Franklin Huang, Brandon Wu, Isaiah Salinda and Viraat Badhwar to compete against a top national field in the US Collegiate played at the Golf Club of Georgia outside Atlanta.  Salinda and Badhwar will be in their first event of the new season after sitting out the first tournament played at famed Colonial CC where the Cardinal tied for 6th and McNealy won individually for his record-tying 11th career collegiate win.  The strong field of 17 teams is shown above.

Round 1 Results:
Round 1 began with temperatures in the upper 50s and winds from the NW at 13 mph, gusting to 22. Forecast high is 65 degrees today, sunny all day.

Round 1 scoring is shown below as Huang led Stanford with a 2-under par 70, Wu had 73, McNealy and Badhwar 75 and Salinda an 80 to leave Stanford 10 strokes behind leading Oklahoma.  

Round 1 scoring - click to enlarge