Liu, McNealy help Stanford lead

Sophomore Jim Liu of Stanford posted two 2-under-par 69s and was tied for the lead with Cardinal teammate Maverick McNealy and Kevin DeHuff of Pepperdine heading to the final round of the Southwestern Intercollegiate at North Ranch Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

Liu, from Smithtown, N.Y., had the lead on his own before carding bogeys on the 15th and 17th holes of the second round, but helped Stanford build a six-shot lead in the team standings.

McNealy, a sophomore from Portola Valley, recorded scores of 66-72–138, while DeHuff wound up at 67-71–138.

Sean Crocker of USC shot 68-72–140 to tie for fourth with P.J. Samiere of Pepperdine, who came in at 70-70–140, and Charlie Mroz of Washington State was sixth at 72-69–141.

Viraat Badhwar of Stanford finished at 70-73–143 and was tied for seventh with Luke Vivolo of UC Davis, who totaled 74-69–143, George Cunningham of Arizona, who shot 75-68–143, and Evan Russell of Hartford, who posted a score of 69-74–143.

Stanford recorded a score of 280-292–572, while Washington State was second at 292-286–578.

USC was third at 288-292–580, followed by San Diego State at 292-291–583, Pepperdine at 289-297–586, and the University of San Diego at 296-296–592.

UC Davis totaled 298-295–593 and was tied for seventh with Hartford, which totaled 292-301–593.

Arizona was ninth at 302-292–594, followed by Cal State Fullerton at 303-293–596, Cal State Northridge at 299-301–600, and Loyola Marymount at 298-308–606.

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