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Stanford golfer McNealy receives Byron Nelson Award

Standford golfer Maverick McNealy, selected Friday as winner of the 2017 Byron Nelson Award, receives the individual champion trophy at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational held in October, 2016 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.
Standford golfer Maverick McNealy, selected Friday as winner of the 2017 Byron Nelson Award, receives the individual champion trophy at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational held in October, 2016 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

Stanford golfer Maverick McNealy was selected Friday as recipient of the 2017 Byron Nelson Award, given annually to the nation’s top graduating senior golfer who has excelled on and off the course in his college career.

McNealy, who shares the Stanford school record for career tournament wins (11) with Tiger Woods and Patrick Rodgers, is on pace to complete his degree in management science and engineering this semester. He is a two-time selection to the Pac-12 all-academic team, as well as a two-time, first-team All-American.

McNealy also is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2017 Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the nation’s top college gofer during tournament week activities at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth. McNealy was one of three finalists for the Hogan Award in 2015 and 2016.

In regard to earning the Nelson Award, McNealy said: “It is an absolute honor to be the recipient of this award, one that carries on Mr. Nelson’s legacy. I am humbled to be thought of as an exemplar of what he stood for.”

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