BRADENTON, Fla. – Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy won the Fred Haskins Award at the NCAA Championship on Monday, making it the second consecutive year someone from the university collected the coveted trophy.
Patrick Rodgers won last year. Tiger Woods, another Stanford alum, took home the honor in 1996. The award goes to the nation’s most outstanding golfer as selected by peers, coaches and media.
“It is pretty cool to be the third Stanford guy to win the award,” McNealy said. “It is a humbling list of names to be on the trophy with. It is really cool to be in the same conversation with those people.”
McNealy racked up nine top-10 finishes and won six times, including the Pac-12 Championship and the NCAA Regional. He will receive an exemption to The Greenbrier Classic, July 2-5, for winning the award.
Arizona State junior Jon Rahm and Georgia junior Lee McCoy were runners-up in the voting.
Aside from Woods, other winners of the award since its inception in 1971 are Justin Thomas, Russell Henley, Ryan Moore, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar and David Duval. Phil Mickelson and Ben Crenshaw are the only three-time winners.