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April 17, 2002

The University of South Carolina heads to St. Simons Island, Ga. for the 2002 Southeastern Conference Men’s Golf Championships on April 19-21. This is the second year that Sea Island Golf club is hosting the event. South Carolina’s best finish at the SEC Championships was a second place finish in 1998.

A Look Back

Last season USC finished seventh out of 12 with a three-day score of 880. Ernie Rose tied for sixth place to lead the team. Kyle Thompson also broke the top 10 with a ninth place score of 216. John Bloomfield finished 39th, while Johan Kok placed 46th and Nash Elliot was 48th.

Rominger Leading the Way

Freshman Martin Rominger has carried the team this season with a low stroke average of 725. The Pontresine, Switzerland native posted three top 10 finished and five top 20 finishes. On Feb. 6 Rominger was named SEC Golfer of the Week for his efforts at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate. He finished 10th in the prestigious golf tournament after firing 211. Rominger’s best finish of the season was a tie for second at the Seminole Intercollegiate on March 12.

Sophomore Standout

Playing in all nine tournaments of the Gamecocks’ season, sophomore Brent Delahoussaye is second on the team after registering a low stroke average of 73.1 Delahoussaye tallied three top 20 finishes while recording a season low round of 68 at the Conrad Rehling Invitational.

Among the Best

Martin Rominger is currently 11th in the SEC with a stroke average of 72.5. Standing in 21st in the SEC is sophomore Brent Delahoussaye with a 73.1 stoke average. Rounding out the SEC’s top 30 is freshman Alex Hamilton, posting a 74.2 stroke average.

Starting Lineup

  • Martin Rominger
  • Brent Delahoussaye
  • Alex Hamilton
  • Nash Elliot
  • Johan Kok