McNealy, Morikawa Headline AmateurGolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (January 12, 2017) -- Current No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings Maverick McNealy will be teeing it up at Coyote Creek Golf Club January 14-15 in the AmateurGolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur presented by Callaway Golf.

This will be the first event in 2017 for McNealy who is gearing up for his final semester at Stanford where he currently sits tied with Tiger Woods and Patrick Rodgers with 11 career victories.

McNealy will be joined by a very strong field that includes defending champion Collin Morikawa in taking on the Jack Nicklaus designed Valley and Tournament Courses.

Since winning the Silicon Valley Amateur presented by Callaway Golf last winter, Morikawa has become one of the top amateurs in the country with a win at the Sunnehanna Amateur, a Round of 16 showing in the U.S. Amateur, and a near victory at the Web.com Air Capital Classic. His play also earned him a spot in PGA Tour's Safeway Open last fall along and an invitation to the 2017 Walker Cup practice session with McNealy.

Morikawa will be joined by a host of Cal Bears including Jamie Cheatham, Walker Huddy, and Sebastian Crampton who each look to join Morikawa and Max Homa as Cal Bears to win the title.

Other notable players include Stanford's Brandon Wu who posted two top 10's for the Cardinals last fall season. He's joined by 2016 Memorial Amateur Champion Ben Corfee and St. Mary's junior Perry Cohen who captured his first collegiate win at the Nick Watney Invitational last fall.

ABOUT THE AGC Silicon Valley Amateur


The Silicon Valley Amateur is the first AmateurGolf.com tournament to have, on its past winner's list, a MAJOR champion. That would be Collin Morikawa, who won the 2016 title. Just over four years later, he won the PGA Championship just up the road at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Multiple PGA Tour star and Morikawa's fellow 2023 USA Ryder Cup team member Max Homa also won the Silicon Valley Amateur in 2011.

For 2024, the tournament is moving to a new venue -- Stanford University Golf Course. Tournament players will relish competing at a course normally reserved for university students and faculty. Please note that we will play on Monday and Tuesday, and expect this event will fill very quickly.

Related: The road to PGA stardom for Homa and Morikawa went through the Silicon Valley Amateur


For players aged 16 and over who have a USGA or equivalent index of less than 5.5

For players age 50 and over (as of the tournament date) with a handicap index of less than 8.0. Note: Must be 55 and over for NCGA Senior Points.

MID-AM (subdivision of Championship)
For players age 25- 49. Compete alongside the younger players in the Championship Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least six Mid-Ams, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

SUPER SENIORS (subdivision of Senior)
For players age 65+. Compete alongside the younger senior players in the Senior Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least six players 65 or over, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded for low super senior.

WOMEN (subdivision of Championship)
Will play in the Championship Division but from a shorter tee. If there are at least six women in the field, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

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