The Boys are Back in Town
The summer flew by and we are ready to get back on the horse for another great season. While we spent most of our time recruiting, working golf camps, and getting ready for the team’s return, the guys were busy playing their summer tournament schedules. The team had some nice finishes this summer highlighted by rising senior David Boote who won the Welsh Amateur. Maverick McNealy was busy playing with the big boys on the PGA Tour with stops in West Virginia and Alabama for the Greenbrier and Barbasol Classics. Maverick also made a stop in Chicago for the U.S. Amateur where he was accompanied by rising sophomore Franklin Huang. Maverick advanced to match play while Franklin narrowly missed the cut. Maverick finished his summer schedule this past weekend by partaking in the Walker Cup at Royal Lytham St. Annes. Full scores from the Walker Cup can be found here while full results for each team member from this summer can be found here.
The team arrived back on campus this past Tuesday, September 8th, and quickly fell back into routine amid qualifying for our first team tournament of the year held at Olympia Fields CC outside Chicago, Illinois (site of the U.S. Amateur this summer). The guys played four rounds of qualifying which saw rising sophomore Bradley Knox come hot out of the gates with a 67 in the first round. Bradley went on to finish second in the qualifier behind David Boote who shot a cool 63 in the third round and then held onto his lead in the final round for a two stroke victory. The final scores from the qualifier are below.
1. David Boote - 274
2. Bradley Knox - 276
3. Franklin Huang - 280
4. Viraat Badhwar - 282
5. Brandon Wu - 282
6. Jeffrey Swegle - 283
7. Dominick Francks - 289
8. Chris Meyers - 293
Maverick McNealy - exempt as he was playing the Walker Cup
Isaiah Salinda - competed in two rounds shooting 73-70
Par for the four rounds was 282 with two rounds at Stanford, one round at California Golf Club, and the final round at Pasatiempo.
The lineup for Olympia Fields is: Maverick, David, Bradley, Franklin, and Viraat with the tournament going from September 18th-20th. We are excited to get underway with a full schedule this fall. After Olympia Fields we travel to Pumpkin Ridge, the Golf Club of Georgia, and La Costa. See our full schedule here. We are looking ahead to a fun and successful year! Go Card!