BRADENTON, Fla – The University of Georgia Bulldogs have a reason to celebrate. Not only is the team playing their best golf all year – on the biggest collegiate stage – Lee McCoy was named Runner-up for the Fred Haskins Award.
Despite UGA’s slip to third place during today’s final round, which had solid performances from both the University of Illinois (6-under) and Vanderbilt (3-under), and teams set to compete in match play tomorrow.
However, the tournament over for this year’s winner of the Fred Haskins Award – Stanford’s Maverick McNealy – boasting a season which included nine top-10 finishes, six victories, a 68.70 overall stroke average, the Pac-12 Championship, and Pac-12 Player of the Year. He is the third player from Stanford to win the award. Other winners include Patrick Rodgers (2014) and Tiger Woods (1996).
The award is given to the nation’s most outstanding golfer as selected by his peers, coaches and the golf media.
McNealy’s accomplishments will earn him a sponsor’s exemption to compete in The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA TOUR.