Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Year starts in Hawaii as 6 Cardinal golfers compete

The 2016 season starts on the Big Island of Hawaii as Maverick McNealy, David Boote, Bradley Knox, freshman Brandon Wu and Viraat Badhwar lead the Cardinal against 18 other teams including 7 from the Pac-12.   Freshman Isaiah Salinda will be competing for Stanford as an individual.

Final Results:
A final round team total of 4-under 284 left Stanford in 6th place overall, 11 strokes behind the winning USC total.  Stanford was led by a 3rd place finish by top ranked Maverick McNealy (68-68-67 203 3rd) after a final round 67 that included 6 birdies and only one bogey.  Maverick continued his outstanding season with his fifth top 5 result (including 3 wins and a tied for 5th), finishing three strokes behind Oregon's individual winner Aaron Wise who shot the tournament low round of 64 on the final day.

David Boote finished tied for 13th with rounds of 67-72-72 211, Viraat Badhwar tied for 59th overall with scores of 71-74-73 218, Brandon Wu tied for 62nd after shooting 72-75-72 219 and Bradley Knox ended tied for 72nd with rounds of 75-70-76 221.

Playing as an individual Isaiah Salinda had a solid final round 70 which included 7 birdies and 5 bogies to tie for 30th on rounds of 70-74-70 214.  A promising note, Isaiah's 17 birdies in the tournament put him 4th overall in that category, only 3 behind tournament winner Aaron Wise and two more than Maverick had in his 3rd place finish.  Isaiah was also 2nd in low par 3 scoring at 2.75 strokes/hole for the event.

Final team standings and 3rd round scorecards can be found below - click on image to enlarge:
Final team standings and 3rd round scorecards - click to enlarge
The Cardinal next moves onto Mexico to play in the Querencia Cabo event starting February 28th.

Round 2 Results:
Stanford moved back to 6th place after round two, 11 strokes behind leading UCLA and 9 behind USC after a 4-under 284 team total.  McNealy had a second straight 4-under 68  (68-68 136 T3), Boote  had a 72 (67-72 139 T11), Knox had a fine 2-under 70 (75-70 145 T46), Badhwar shot a 74 (71-74 145 T46) and Brandon Wu had a 75 (72-75 147 T72).  As an individual, Isaiah Salinda came in with a 74 (70-74 144 T39).  McNealy's fine round included 4 birdies and no bogies.

The top 6 teams and Stanford scorecards are shown below - click on image to enlarge.
Round two scorecards and top 6 team scores - click to enlarge
Round 1 Results:
Stanford is tied for 1st after round one with Southern California at 10 under par.  The Cardinal was led by David Boote's strong 5-under 67, followed by Maverick McNealy with 68, Viraat Badhwar with 71, Brandon Wu at 72 and Bradley Knox with a 75.  Isaiah Salinda fired a 70 as an individual.

Boote's great round included 5 birdies and no bogies.  McNeal's round included 5 birdies and a closing eagle to offset a bogey and one double bogey.

Team and individual scoring can be found below -- click on image to enlarge.
Round 1 Team Scoring - click to enlarge
Round 1 Scorecards - click to enlarge

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Two standouts sign letters of intent for 2016

Gostanford.com provides an overview on Stanford's two standout recruits who will join the team in the fall of 2016 --- additional information about David Snyder and Henry Shimp is included below this Stanford's press release:

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's Knowles Family Director of Men’s Golf Conrad Ray announced recently that David Snyder and Henry Shimp each signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at Stanford.
Snyder and Shimp will join the Cardinal roster in the fall of 2016.
“We are very excited to welcome David and Henry to the Stanford family,” said Ray. “Both signees epitomize the highest combination of golf performance and academics in the country.
“David is the first Texan we have had on the roster in quite some time and brings with him a strong world ranking and amateur playing experience. He is a dynamic student-athlete and interested in many things, and he will be a great addition to our team.  
“In similar fashion, Henry will be a very worthy addition. Henry chose Stanford over numerous ACC and SEC schools, and we are lucky that he will be joining us as the two-time defending Carolinas Junior Champion and top player from the Charlotte area.”
Snyder, who hails from McAllen, Texas, is a three-time Future Collegians World Tour Player of the Year. He was a quarterfinalist at the 2013 Western Amateur and 2014 Australian Amateur. Snyder medaled in four USGA qualifiers and was a first alternate for the 2013 U.S. Open.
Snyder was homeschooled and is an accomplished pianist.
Shimp comes to The Farm from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was an all-state performer in 2014 and the 2015 Charlotte Area Player of the Year.
He led Myers Park (N.C.) to a trio of top-three state tournament finishes.
The three-time all-conference player was a 2015 AJGA HP Scholastic All-American and a two-time Carolinas Junior Champion.
Shimp is an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoys solving Rubik’s Cube
More on David Snyder

In July, GolfWeek provided the following report on David's commitment to Stanford:
The 2016 recruit from McAllen, Texas, is ranked 19th among Brentley Romine's list of top boys in the Class of 2016. He chose the Cardinal over Arizona State and Texas.
"I was honored to have the opportunity to even go there and I couldn’t see myself not accepting that opportunity," Snyder told Golfweek. "Coach (Conrad) Ray is awesome, I visited multiple times and I couldn’t find a reason not to go."
Snyder recently advanced to the Round of 64 at the U.S. Junior Amateur before losing to Texas commit Cole Hammer. He is scheduled to play the Porter Cup, Western Amateur, Canadian Amateur and the U.S. Amateur this summer.
More on Henry Shimp
The Charlotte Observer wrote the following about Henry as their golfer of the year:
Myers Park junior Henry Shimp is the Charlotte Observer golfer of the year, after putting together a banner year for himself.
Shimp started his banner year winning the Mecklenburg County Invitational at Pine Island Country Club shooting a 68, the only player in the 74-player field to shoot under par.
Next, Shimp shot a school-record 29 on the front nine at Myers Park Country Club in a home match with Charlotte Catholic, recording five birdies and an eagle.
Shimp also excelled in the postseason, finishing as 4A West Regional champion and tied for 9th at the 4A state meet. He also played in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships at Olympic Club in San Francisco last month (May).
Shimp, who boasts a 4.9375 grade-point average in the classroom, says he expects to choose where he will play college golf later this summer from a list that includes Duke, North Carolina, Stanford, Wake Forest and Virginia.



Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/high-school/article23093685.html#storylink=cpy

Friday, October 30, 2015

6 Players compete in the Gifford Collegiate at La Costa Resort including two freshmen

6 Cardinal players & 9 teams - click to enlarge
Background:
Stanford's final fall tournament is at the famed La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA, where 9 teams will compete on the Legends course.  Stanford's lineup will include two freshmen with Isaiah Salinda making his collegiate debut along with Brandon Wu who has already played in two prior events.  Leading the way the Cardinal is world #1 Maverick McNealy joined by team captain David Boote and Jeffrey Swegle in the team competition.  Viraat Badhwar will compete as an individual.

Final Results:
Stanford finishes 2nd, 9 strokes behind Washington as the team struggled to a 9 over final round of 293.  Once again, Maverick McNealy led the way with a final round 67 on a day when scores were high, as he tied for 1st with two Washington players for his 3rd win of the season and 9th in his career.  Maverick's final round included 5 birdies, one on the 457 yard closing hole, and only one bogey.

He saved his best for last, sinking a 40-foot par-saving putt at the par-5 17th hole after hitting a ball in the water, then converted a 30-foot birdie putt from the front fringe at the challenging par-4 18th.

After capturing an NCAA-best six medalist titles last season, he now has nine career wins, trailing only Tiger Woods (11) and Patrick Rodgers (11) on Stanford's all-time list. McNealy's fall victories came at Olympia Fields and the Nike Collegiate Championship.

"He's gotten to the point now where he knows how to manage his game on a tough day like that," said Coach Conrad Ray. "He even talked to the team last night in our meeting about how you have to stay patient and trust that you're going to make a couple putts. Just hang in there."

Maverick and 2 Washington co-winners - click to enlarge
David Boote tied for 5th closing with a 73 (71-68-73 212 T5), Jeffrey Swegle struggled to a 78 but still finished tied for 12th (70-68-78 216 T12), Brandon Wu also struggled to a final round 77 to tie for 31st (72-71-77 220 T31) and freshman Isaiah Salinda finished with a 76 to tie for 45th (73-75-76 224 T45).  Viraat Badhwar also finished with a 76 and tied for 39th (75-71-76 222 T39) while playing as an individual.

"If you look at all three days, we had really solid team contributions," Ray said. "Jeff really had two great rounds and has a lot to be excited about. Everyone kicked in this week, which is the key for us as we move forward, looking for the success we want."

Stanford now has several months off until returning to action in February.  Final team and Stanford scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge.
Final team scores and Stanford 3rd round scorecards - click to enlarge
Maverick McNealy's winning scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge:
Maverick's winning scorecards - click to enlarge
Round 2 Results:
Stanford is in 2nd after round 2 after a 7-under 277 total, trailing Washington by 2 strokes.  Jeffrey Swegle again led the way with a 68 (70-68 138 2nd) including 4 birdies and only one bogey and he's in 2nd place overall, one behind Washington's Corey Pereira.  David Boote also had 68 (71-68 139 T3) with 5 birdies and 2 bogies, Maverick McNealy had a 70 on the day (72-70 142 11th), Brandon Wu a 71 (72-71 143 T12) and Isaiah Salinda a 75 (73-75-148 T40).  Viraat Badhwar improved to an even par 71 (75-71 146 T30) playing as an individual.

Round 2 team scores and Stanford scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge.
Round 2 team scores and Stanford scorecards - click to enlarge


Round 1 Results:
The Cardinal is tied for 1st with Washington at 1 over par 285 after round 1 led by sophomore Jeffrey Swegle's 70 (T7).  David Boote had an even par 71 (T10), Maverick McNealy and Brandon Wu each had a 72 (T17) and freshman Isaiah Salinda began his college career with a 73 (T25).  Viraat Badhwar had a 75 (T45) playing as an individual.  UCLA's Cole Madey had the day's low round of 67.

Round 1 team scores and Cardinal scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge.
Round 1 team scores and Cardinal scorecards - click to enlarge

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Stanford ties for 6th and McNealy 1st in Georgia at US Collegiate against another strong field

Stanford players & the field - click to enlarge
Stanford sent the same five players to Georgia that competed in Oregon two weeks before:  Maverick McNealy, David Boote, Brandon Wu, Jeffrey Swegle and Viraat Badhwar.

The strong field includes 6 of the nation's top 10 teams (Wake Forest #3, Florida State #4, Oklahoma State #5, Stanford #6, USC #8, Oklahoma #9) plus Texas #12, host Georgia Tech #17 and 5 other good teams.  In addition, 9 of the top 20 individuals are competing including #1 Beau Hossler of Texas and Stanford's Maverick McNealy #3.

Final Results:
Stanford tied for 6th in the 17 team field, 14 strokes behind Auburn and Wake Forest who tied for 1st (see final team results below).  Maverick McNealy led the way for Stanford tying for 1st with 3 other players on rounds of 69-74-67 210, for his 2nd win this season and 8th in his career.  This 8th win puts Maverick in 3rd place among Cardinal career golfers, 3 wins behind Tiger Woods and Patrick Rodgers.  Maverick's 3 scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge.
Maverick McNealy's 3 scorecards - click to enlarge
Brandon Wu finished tied for 31st with rounds of 70-73-76 219, David Boote tied for 46th scoring 76-71-76 223, while Jeffrey Swegle (75-78-71 224) and Viraat Badhwar (76-71-77 224) tied for 50th.

The 3rd round scorecards by Stanford are shown below - click to enlarge.
Round 3 scorecards - click to enlarge 
Final team results are shown below - click to enlarge
Final Team Standings - click to enlarge
Round 2 Results:
Stanford moved up 3 places to tie for 5th after a 1-over 289 second round total and are 10 shots behind Wake Forest.  David Boote (76-71 147 T35) and Viraat Badhwar (76-71 147 T35) both shot 71 and are tied for 35th overall.  Brandon Wu (70-73 143 T17) and Maverick McNealy (69-74 143 T17) are tied for 17th after Brandon's 73 and Maverick's 74.  Jeffrey Swegle is tied for 75th after rounds of 75-78 153 (T75).

Second round Stanford scorecards and top 10 team scores are shown below - click to enlarge.
Round 2 Stanford scorecards and top 10 teams - click to enlarge
Round 1 Results:
Stanford is in 8th place after the first round with a 2-over par total of 290 and is 8 strokes behind Florida State.  Maverick McNealy is tied for 4th after a 69 in a round that included 7 birdies but also 4 bogies.  Brandon Wu had a great round through 13 at 6-under after 5 birdies and a starting eagle but two late bogies and a closing double bogey left him tied for 7th at 70.

Jeffrey Swegle had a 75 and is tied for 55th while both David Boote and Viraat Badhwar had 76 and sit in 59th position.

First round scorecards and the top 8 teams are shown below --- click to enlarge.
Round 1 scorecards & top 8 team scores - click to enlarge

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Stanford competes in the Swoosh Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge in Oregon


Stanford players and teams - click to enlarge

Stanford freshman Brandon Wu makes his collegiate debut in the Swoosh Invitational played at the  two Pumpkin Ridge golf courses outside Portland, Oregon.  Pumpkin Ridge has hosted many top national events including a US Amateur won by Tiger Woods in the 1990s.  Joining Wu are top-rated amateur Maverick McNealy, senior David Boote, junior Viraat Badhwar and sophomore Jeffrey Swegle.

Final Results:
Stanford finished tied for 4th with Texas, 11 strokes behind Wake Forest.  Maverick McNealy once again led the way with a spotless final round 68 in a round that included 4 birdies and 14 pars as he tied for 5th overall on rounds of 66-72-68 206 T5.  David Boote's final round 70 included 3 birdies and only one bogey as he tied for 19th overall on rounds of 66-74-70 210 T19.

Jeffrey Swegle finished tied for 31st on rounds of 69-69-75 213 T31.  Freshman Brandon Wu finished his first college tournament with a flourish of 5 straight birdies and 31 on his final 9 for a 69 as he ended tied for 34th on rounds of 74-71-69 214 T34.  Viraat Badhwar struggled to a final round 77 to finish tied for 42nd on rounds of 71-68-77 216 T42.

The top 6 team and individual scoring is found below followed by Stanford's final round scorecards --- click to enlarge.
Round 3 scorecards

Round 2 Results:
Stanford stands in 4th place, 6 strokes behind Wake Forest, with an 8-under 280 total on the par 72 Witch Hollow course.  The Cardinal was led by Viraat Badhwar's 68 (71-68 139 T19)  in a round highlighted by 7 birdies.  Jeffrey Swegle had 4 birdies and one bogey in his 69 (69-69 138 T15) while Brandon Wu had a 71 (74-71 145 T50).  Maverick McNealy had a 72 (66-72 138 T15) and David Boote a 74 (66-74 140 T23).  See round 2 scorecards and top team results below --- click to enlarge.
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Round 1 Results:
Stanford tied for 2nd after round 1, 3 strokes behind Wake Forest behind a pair of 5-under 66s from Maverick McNealy and David Boote who are tied for 2nd two shots behind David Womble's 64 in the individual competition.  Jeffrey Swegle had a 69, Viraat Badhwar a 71 and Brandon Wu had 74 in his first collegiate round.  McNealy, Boote and Swegle each had 6 birdies and McNealy added an eagle in their rounds.

Scorecards and top 12 team results are shown below - click to enlarge:


Round 1 scorecards and top 12 teams

Friday, September 18, 2015

2015-16 season starts as Stanford finishes 4th and Maverick McNealy 1st at Olympia Fields vs top field



Stanford's 2015-16 season kicked off at famed Olympia Fields CC outside of Chicago in a field stocked with top teams from around the country.   Olympia Fields hosted this year's US Amateur and in past years has hosted The PGA, US Open and US Senior Open.

Stanford's squad includes junior Maverick McNealy, one of the top ranked amateurs in the world, as well as senior David Boote, junior Viraat Badhwar and sophomores Franklin Huang and Bradley Knox.  The 15 teams and Stanford's starting lineup are shown below:
Click on image to enlarge


Final Results:
Stanford slipped from 1st place after two rounds to finish in 4th place, 10 strokes behind Florida
Maverick wins again - click go enlarge
State.  Maverick McNealy, however, started the final round with a 5 shot lead in the individual competition and with a 71 (67-65-71 203 1st) finished in first place for his 7th career win.

McNealy, the 2015 Division I Player of the Year and ranked No. 1 last week among college players by Golfweek, finished 3 strokes ahead of Illinois' Thomas Detry. Last season, McNealy shared medalist honors at Olympia Fields and wound up winning an NCAA-best six tournaments.

Viraat Badhwar had a solid tournament finishing tied for 16th (71-72-71 214), David Boote tied for 27th (71-73-74 218), Franklin Huang tied for 38th (72-74-75 221) and Bradley Knox tied for 64th (75-77-75 227).

Final team standings and 3rd round scorecards can be found below:

Final team standings - click to enlarge
3rd round scorecards - click to enlarge


Day 2 Results:
The Cardinal moved into the lead by two strokes over two teams (OSU & FSU) as Maverick McNealy surged 5 shots ahead in the individual competition with a brilliant 5-under 65 (67-65 132).  Maverick's round included 6 birdies and a hole in one eagle on the 15th as he had nines of 34-31.

Viraat Badhwar had a 72 (71-72 143 T15), David Boote a 73 (71-73 144 T23), Franklin Huang a 74 (72-74 146 T31) and Bradley Knox a 77 (75-77 152 T64).

Scorecards and top 9 teams scoring is shown below -- click on the image to enlarge.
Round 2 scorecards & top 9 team scoring - click to enlarge
Day 1 Results:
Stanford is in 2nd place after round 1, 8 strokes behind Florida State at a 1-over 281 total.  Maverick McNealy is in 3rd overall with a 67 on a round with no bogies, followed by David Boote and Viraat Badhwar each with 71 (T22), Franklin Huang at 72 (T27) and Bradley Knox at 75 (T52).  See individual scorecards and top 10 team scores below --- click on image to enlarge.
Round 1 scorecards & top 10 teams scores - click to enlarge

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stanford season ends in 21st place at the National Championship on the tough Concession course in Bradenton, FL


30 Teams and Stanford players - click to enlarge
Third Round Results - by GoStanford.com
Stanford finished 21st at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, bringing an end to its season Sunday at The Concession Golf Club.

The unit posted scores of 310-297-292 for a 35-over 899. The 4-over 292 in the final round was the team’s best score of the event, and the Cardinal was nine shots away from making the 15-team cut for the fourth and final round of stroke play.

“I’m proud of the round our team posted today,” said Conrad Ray, Stanford’s Knowles Family Director of Men’s Golf. “The position we put ourselves in after day one turned out to be too difficult to overcome. Our guys need to be proud of their body of work from the entire year, and it’s unfortunate we didn’t have our best stuff this week.”
 

Team standings and third round scorecards are shown below:
3rd round team and Stanford scorecards - click to enlarge
That body of work featured two wins in the 2014-15 season, including a second straight Pac-12 Conference title. The Cardinal placed among the top 10 in 11 of 13 events. Even more, player of the year candidate Maverick McNealy tied the program’s second-best total with six single-season wins.

McNealy closed with three birdies in his final seven holes for a 2-under 70, the only red score posted by a Cardinal in three rounds. Appropriately, McNealy drained a 13-foot birdie putt on 18 to close the Pac-12 Player of the Year’s sophomore campaign.

McNealy (78-72-70) tied for 35th at 4-over through 54 holes on the par-72 track.

Franklin Huang (79-75-73), David Boote (79-74-74) and Jeffrey Swegle (74-78-75) each tied for 90th at 11-over. Viraat Badhwar (81-76-79) was 20-over.


Second Round Results - by GoStanford.com
Maverick McNealy’s even-par 72 led the Stanford men’s golf team Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Championships. Stanford’s 9-over 297 was 13 strokes better than its opening round at The Concession Golf Club, a par-72 track playing at 7,483 yards.

“We made progress today and played better, but still need to tighten up our games,” said Conrad Ray, Stanford’s Knowles Family Director of Men’s Golf. “It comes down to hitting our targets and being more comfortable on the greens.”

The Cardinal is in 26th place at 31-over after 36 holes.  



Team standings and 2nd round scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge
Round 2 Team standings & Stanford scorecards - click to enlarge
The top 15 teams after 54 holes of stroke play will advance to a fourth round of stroke play. Stanford faces a daunting challenge to move into the top 15 spots as it sits 13 strokes off that cut line.  After the fourth round, the top eight teams will head to match play to determine the team champion.

Starting on the back nine, McNealy bogeyed his first and seventh holes and did not fault again. He played his final 11 holes at 1-under for a score that was six shots better than his previous.

McNealy putted much better than his opening round and felt more comfortable reading the ever-challenging greens. His first shot of the day found water down the right side of the first fairway, but he recovered to save bogey.

Viraat Badhwar had three birdies during a round of 76, and Franklin Huang’s 3-over came with one bogey on the back nine.

Stanford received a 2-over from David Boote, highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 third. Boote buried a pitching wedge on the fly from 117 yards out, a shot that required a bit of surgery for the damaged cup.

“My lucky number must be 117,” Boote said after the round.

Jeffrey Swegle, who led Stanford in round one with a 2-over, was 6-over during his second circuit.


First Round Results - by Gostanford.com
Jeffrey Swegle was fearless in his NCAA Championships debut and led the Stanford men’s golf team with a 2-over-par 74 Friday at The Concession Golf Club.
Swegle was 2-under through three and 1-under at the turn, adding a birdie with two bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine. His three birdies led the team.
“I didn’t hit the ball that well, but did a great job of managing my ball around the course,” Swegle said. “A couple breaks went my way to help out. Last night, I went through my yardage book and mapped out the easiest ways to get into the fairway and onto the green. That navigation plan worked, since my ball-striking wasn’t at its best.”
Stanford shot a 22-over 310 to finish 29th in the opening round. The only team to shoot under par in the opening round, Illinois, took its place atop the leaderboard.  Fortunately there is a lot of golf remaining to be played to determine the low 8 teams that head into match play.
Individual scorecards for round 1 are shown below:
Round 1 scorecards - click to enlarge
The Illini avoided big numbers on the 7,483-yard, par-72 course, recording just one double-bogey and adding 12 of their 16 birdies on the back nine, shooting 282 and finishing two strokes ahead of second-place Georgia.
Swegle’s classmate, Franklin Huang, was 7-over, including an eagle on the 545-yard, par-5 13th. Aiming at a gettable back pin, he flushed a perfect 56-degree wedge 10 feet past the hole and spun it back into the bucket.
Maverick McNealy could not find his momentum early in the round. He was 5-over through eight and finished at 6-over. McNealy’s only birdies came on the par-5 third and par-5 17th, the latter of which was earned after hitting on the ridge of a water hazard.
McNealy had the team’s longest stretch without a bogey at six straight holes (9-14).
Viraat Badhwar’s consecutive birdies on three and four put him at even. He would not manage another birdie after that point, completing with a 9-over 81.
David Boote saved his lone birdie for the par-5 17th during a round of 7-over.

Background by gostanford.com
• Stanford finished second in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional, one of six sites used for the tournament proper. The Cardinal has won eight NCAA titles, the most recent in 2007. Last season, Stanford won the stroke-play portion of the tournament, led by individual winner Cameron Wilson, and finished third in match play.

• Conrad Ray, the Knowles Family Director of Men’s Golf, is taking his team to its eighth appearance in the NCAA Championships in 11 years at the helm.

• There will be 54 holes of stroke play competition, with the top eight teams advancing to match play

The Field
• This season’s field includes 30 teams and six individuals, including eighth-ranked Stanford.

The Course
• Named the “Best New Private Course of 2006” by Golf Digest, The Concession Golf Club was designed in honor of the 1969 Ryder Cup, where Jack Nicklaus conceded a putt to Tony Jacklin on the 18th green, resulting in the first-ever tie in the competition. The “concession” made by Nicklaus is considered one of the greatest acts of sportsmanship in history.

• Located near downtown Sarasota on a 520-acre site complete with wildlife, wetlands, native oaks, magnolia and pine, the course offers spectacular views. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course was designed in association with former British Open champion and fellow World Golf Hall of Famer Tony Jacklin. The course measures 7,474 yards from the back tees (there are five sets overall) and has the state’s highest slope rating by the USGA at 155.

Looking Back on 2014-15
• Sophomore Maverick McNealy won medalist honors six times, including the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional, tying Patrick Rodgers for the second-best total in school history behind Tiger Woods (8).

• McNealy helped the Cardinal capture back-to-back Pac-12 Conference titles for the first time ever by shooting a Stanford-record tying 61 in the final round in Pullman, Washington, and was named Pac-12 Player of the Year. He was a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award.

• Sophomore Viraat Badhwar and freshman Franklin Huang tied for 18th at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional, while freshman Jeffrey Swegle finished 24th.

• Junior David Boote tied for third in last year’s NCAA Championships.