Men's Golf

Season in Review

Events • 11
Rounds • 136
Stroke Average • 71.09
Wins • 2 (The Goodwin, NCAA Stanford Regional Championships)
Career Wins • t-1st • 11 • Maverick McNealy)
Career Scoring Average • 1st • 70.13 • Maverick McNealy)
Season Scoring Average • 5th • 70.09 • Maverick McNealy)
Season Scoring Average • 18th • 71.41 • Franklin Huang)
9th (Golfweek)
CoSIDA Academic All-America
Maverick McNealy (second team)
CoSIDA Academic All-District
Maverick McNealy
Ben Hogan Award
Maverick McNealy
Byron Nelson Award
Maverick McNealy
Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Maverick McNealy
PING All-America
Maverick McNealy (first team)
PING All-Region
Maverick McNealy
Viraat Badhwar
Franklin Huang
Brandon Wu
Maverick McNealy (first team)
Franklin Huang (second team)
Brandon Wu (second team)
Viraat Badhwar (honorable mention)
Isaiah Salinda (honorable mention)
Pac-12 All-Academic
Maverick McNealy (first team)
Viraat Badhwar (second team)
Franklin Huang (honorable mention)
Brandon Wu (honorable mention)
Season Concludes
• Fourth-seeded Stanford (293-287-299) placed 20th at the NCAA Championships contested at Rich Harvest Farms. Stanford's highest individual finisher was Isaiah Salinda, who made most of his NCAA debut. Salinda (71-71-74) tied for 44th, and sank a 55-foot birdie putt on the 18th to put the finishing touches on his sophomore season.
Tie for Regional Title
• Top-seeded Stanford rallied to earn a share of the NCAA Stanford Regional Championships crown with Baylor. The Cardinal trailed Baylor by seven strokes heading into the final round of the 54-hole event, and went 6-under to match the Bears' final 17-under total. Franklin Huang (67-71-68) and Brandon Wu (70-71-65) tied for fourth at 4-under.
Rally in Boulder
• Stanford nearly overcame both weather delays and an 11-shot deficit on the final day of the Pac-12 Championships, but checked out of the event with a second-place finish. The Cardinal cut title-winning Oregon's lead to one stroke during the final round before cooling off and bowing out with a three-shot defeat. The three-day, 72-hole event at Colorado's Boulder Country Club was trimmed to only 54 holes due to a series of weather delays, including several inches of snow throughout the tournament.
Second in Santa Cruz
• Maverick McNealy, Bradley Knox, and Isaiah Salinda finished among the top five individuals and Stanford placed second in the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club. Stanford (351-347-370) was 18-over in one of the longest-running men's golf championships in the United States, with Pac-12 foe USC winning the event at even-par. McNealy, who won the tournament in 2016, made a run at medalist honors this year but took a step back by going 3-over during his final three holes. McNealy (68-68-74) was fourth at even-par and USC's Justin Suh bested the field at 5-under to take home the title. Salinda (69-66-76) and Knox (71-70-70) tied for fifth at 1-over, with Knox moving up six spots from his standing through 36 holes. Salinda punctuated his outing with an eagle on the par-4, 378-yard fourth hole.
It Was a Good Win
• Stanford punctuated a wire-to-wire lead by holding off No. 1 USC to claim the team title at The Goodwin, its first win on the season and 15th overall in the 49th edition of the event. Stanford (276-288-273) was 3-under overall, nine shots better than second-place USC.
Doubled Down
• Stanford finished tied for fourth among 15 teams at the Southern Highlands Collegiate. The Cardinal fell two spots from its standing after 36 holes. The three-day event at Southern Highlands Golf Course yielded scores of 281-294-298 for the Cardinal, nine strokes over par and matching the output of Pepperdine. Ten of the nation's top-25 teams competed in the event.
Fourth in La Quinta
• Isaiah Salinda and Franklin Huang shelved top-10 individual finishes while Stanford placed fourth at The Prestige at PGA West with rounds of 281-289-291 (+9). Salinda and Huang tied for sixth at 3-under overall. It was the best-ever collegiate finish for Salinda (69-71-70).
Island Living
• Stanford opened the spring season with a sixth-place finish at the Amer Ari Invitational contested at the Waikoloa Kings' Course. The Cardinal went 21-under after rounds of 278-282-283 on the par-72, 7,074-yard track. Maverick McNealy (68-66-68) went under par in each of his three rounds for a 14-under that yielded a fourth-place finish.
Cardinal Does Napa
• Stanford lost to USC in the final match of the Gifford Collegiate Championship at Silverado Resort and Spa. The Cardinal and USC each won two matches and halved the remaining two, but the Trojans won the tie-breaker (most holes) by a 7-6 margin.
Late Charge Yields Bronze
• Stanford (293-286-278) teamed to go 7-under for third place at the three-day, 54-hole Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. Brandon Wu (-6) tied for fourth among individuals after rounds of 73-68-69.
McNealy Ties Record
• In his 2016-17 season debut at the Nike Collegiate Invitational, Maverick McNealy earned his 11th career victory, matching the Stanford record shared by PGA Tour professionals Tiger Woods and Patrick Rodgers. McNealy (68-66-68) was the only player with three consecutive rounds under par at Colonial Country Club, two shots better than Oregon's Wyndham Clark. He helped the Cardinal tie for sixth with USC among the 15-team field.
Swinging In Scotland
• Before the season began, Stanford players trekked across the pond to Scotland to master their craft on some of the world's best courses. The courses played included: Balcomie Links, Carnoustie Golf Links, New Course in St. Andrews, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Cruden Bay Golf Club, Trump International Golf Links, Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Nairn Golf Club, Castle Stuart Golf Links and Royal Dornoch Golf Club.