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

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