In early September, linksman Maverick McNealy, grade 10, won the Stanford Men’s Golf Club Championship, finishing one under par when the match ended on the 12th hole. This is the second time McNealy, who also plays for Harker, has won the tournament, which is open to all ages. His win last year made him the youngest winner of the event at 13 years, 9 months. In addition, on Sept. 18 he took the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club Junior Club Championship (ages 15-17) by 17 strokes, shooting a 72. “From previous experience, I knew that, especially in match play, you cannot ease up and play conservatively or you give the other player opportunities to get back into the match; I kept shooting at the flags until the match was over,” said McNealy.
Jerrica Liao, grade 5, brought home two medals from the first Regional Youth Circuit in Northern California, held in Half Moon Bay in late September. Liao, who fences foil for California Fencing Academy, took second in the Youth-10 girls category and third in the Y-12 girls category.