Stanford men move into lead at Santa Cruz golf event


The Stanford men's golf team teamed to go 3-under on the par-70 layout and overtake Oregon for the top spot among the 14-team field Tuesday during the second round of the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz.

Stanford takes a three-shot lead over the Ducks heading into Wednesday's final round.

Joey McKenna/Photo by Shirley Pefley
The Cardinal was aided largely by Maverick McNealy's masterful round of 64. The junior All-American was 1-under through 10 holes, and then birdied four straight. He added a birdie on his final hole for good measure in his one-bogey round.

McNealy is 10-under through 36 holes and trails only Oregon's Aaron Wise (-11) in the medalist race.

Franklin Huang followed his opening 68 with a 71, and David Boote moved up 45 spots with a 4-under 66. Boote, tied for 14th at even-par, rolled in five birdies to give the Cardinal a much needed boost.

Viraat Badhwar stayed among the top 25 with a 2-over 72. Brandon Wu was 4-over with a 74 and Jeffrey Swegle finished with a 75.

Bradley Knox (72) and Dominick Francks (71) represented the Cardinal as individuals.

Men's tennis

Stanford collected its third consecutive dual victory Tuesday, defeating visiting San Francisco 4-0. Maciek Romanowicz collected his third clinching point of the season at the No.5 spot.

The Cardinal (13-8) captured the doubles point rapid-fire with 6-2 and 6-3 wins at the Nos. 3 and 2 to take the 1-0 advantage. Trey Strobel and Anthony Tsodikov led the way for the Cardinal notching the first win of the day.

The Dons (4-17) had no answer for the Cardinal as Stanford blazed past USF in singles, winning the first set in all six spots.

Brandon Sutter grabbed the first point for Stanford, dispatching Jerod Mah 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 6 spot to make it 2-0.

Tom Fawcett went straight sets in the No. 1 spot, defeating Nils Skajaa 6-1, 6-1 before Maciek Romanowicz claimed the clincher at court 5 going 6-3, 6-2 over USF's Woravin Kumthonkittikul to end it.

Stanford compltetes regular season on Saturday, as it travels to Berkeley to face No. 16 California. Match time is set for noon and will be aired live on Pac-12 Networks.

Club tennis

Stanford is one of the top 64 coed intramural and sport club teams that has qualified to represent colleges and universities across the country in the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship, which will be played at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C., Thursday through Saturday.

The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 35,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate coed club play. Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 600 college campuses across the country.

This year, seven schools will make their debut at Nationals in a field that also includes defending two-time defending champion California.

Teams participating in the Tennis On Campus National Championship have advanced through USTA section championship play or received automatic bids from winning at the Fall or Spring Invitational.


True freshman Joey McKenna has been tabbed the Pac-12 Wrestling Freshman/Newcomer of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday.

A native of Towaco, N.J., McKenna finished his rookie year with a 27-3 overall record, ranking seventh on the program's freshman wins list. He placed third at 141 pounds at the NCAA Championships in Madison Square Garden, becoming the first Cardinal freshman to garner All-America honors.

McKenna is the fifth Stanford freshman to win an individual Pac-12 title, and the third in the past three seasons. He is the first Cardinal wrestler to win a conference championship at 141 pounds.

McKenna went 11-1 in duals this season, helping lead Stanford to an 11-4 overall record. He tied for second on the squad with 45.0 dual points. On the year, he tallied seven major decisions, a technical fall and five pins for the Cardinal.

McKenna is the fourth Stanford wrestler to earn Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year, joining Matt Gentry (2002), Zack Giesen (2007) and teammate Jim Wilson (2014).

— Stanford Athletics

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