Stanford slid into a tie for 10th with UCLA, 15 strokes behind ASU despite a 10-under par final round 278 total. Maverick McNealy once again led the way with a superb 2nd place finish individually, his 4th top 5 finish out of 6 events this season.
Maverick's final round 65 included 7 birdies and an eagle 2 on the par 4 5th hole playing 296 yards where he drove to 15 feet - Maverick said afterwards that his eagle "got my round going". His 15-under total of 201 came on rounds of 67-69-65 as he finished two strokes behind Cheng-Tsung Pan of Washington.
David Boote tied for 32nd on rounds of 72-70-69 211, Viraat Badhwar tied for 53rd with 69-72-74 215, Jeff Swegle was tied for 66th with 70-76-71 217 and Dominick Francks tied for 93rd at 227 on rounds of 80-74-73. Patrick Grimes played as an individual and tied for 76th at 220 total on rounds of 75-72-73.
Final team and round 3 scorecards are shown below.
|Round 3 scorecards and team finishes - click to enlarge|
Weather conditions were favorable for scoring in round 2 with light winds opening the door for low rounds. But Stanford was unable to make a move in round two, dropping from 4th to 8th place, as the top 7 teams all fired very low team totals ranging from 9 under par to 19 under par while Stanford was only 3-under on the day). The Pac 12 has 5 teams in the top 8 led by Washington at 30-under par and USC at 27 under par, while the Cardinal sits at 13 under par.
Maverick McNeal again led the way in round 2 and is tied for 7th overall after a 3-under 69 (67-69 136 T7) followed by David Boote's 70 (72-70 142 T39), Viraat Badhwar's 72 (69-72 141 T24), Dominick Francks' 74 (80-74 154 T98) and Jeff Swegle's 76 (70-76 146 T66). Patrick Grimes had a 72 (75-72 147 T71) playing as an individual.
Top team and individual scorecards are shown below --- click to enlarge.
|End 2 - Top 8 teams and individual scorecards. Click to enlarge|
Round 1 Results --- via GoStanford.com
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii – Maverick McNealy led Stanford with a 5-under 67 at Waikoloa Kings’ Course as the men’s golf team started the spring portion of its season Thursday at the Amer Ari Invitational.
McNealy, tied for fourth among individuals, had five birdies during his bogey-free round on the par-72, 7,074-yard layout.
With a 10-under 278, the Cardinal is fourth among the 18-team field with two days remaining at the event, trailing USC (-12), Arizona State (-11) and Washington (-11).
Viraat Badhwar worked around three bogeys with five birdies for a 3-under 69 to share 12th place. Jeffrey Swegle posted a 2-under 70 and David Boote checked in at even-par.
Stanford placed four student-athletes in the top-50.
Playing as an individual, Patrick Grimes’ 3-over 75 came with the squad’s lone eagle on the day. Grimes needed three shots to do the deed on the 501-yard, par-5 18th.
First round scorecards are shown below:
|First Round Scorecards - click to enlarge|