Cardinal men tee off on Pac-12 to win another golf title


The fourth-ranked Stanford men's golf team won its third consecutive Pac-12 Conference and placed three golfers among in the top 10 of the individual standings Sunday at The Country Club in Salt Lake City.

Stanford (352-336-348-366) posted an 18-under score for the 72-hole event, 29 shots clear of second-place Cal.

David Boote (68-66-70-73) tied for third in his Pac-12 finale, contributing brilliant play in unfavorable conditions throughout the event. Boote was joined in the top-10 by fifth-place Franklin Huang (66-72-68-73) and sixth-place Maverick McNealy (69-71-69-72).

Jeffrey Swegle (76-64-71-73) tied for 11th, four spots ahead of Viraat Badhwar (74-68-70-75). Brandon Wu's Pac-12 debut saw the freshman post scores of 75-67-75-75 for 28th.

McNealy, the defending medalist, passed the league's top honor to Jon Rahm of Arizona State. Rohm's 12-under provided a four-shot cushion for the individual win.

Stanford clinched the inaugural Pac-12 title in 1960 and has since won nine championships.

The win was the second in as many events on the season for the Cardinal after its golden scorecard at last month's Western Intercollegiate. The Cardinal will take its momentum into the postseason, beginning with the NCAA Regional Championships (May 16-18).

— Stanford Athletics

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