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June 30, 2003

Columbia, S.C. – The next five days promise to be busy ones at several golf courses around the world for members of the USC men’s golf team. Ten Gamecock golfers are scheduled to participate in some of the best amateur tournaments this week.

Five golfers are slated to compete in the Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament July 2nd-5th, at Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Last year’s Rice Planters runner-up, Alex Hamilton, will be joined by Nash Elliot, Jonathan Jackson, West Streib and Jake Thompson. Thompson is coming off an eighth place finish at this past weekend’s Festival of Flowers Golf Classic in Greenwood, S.C.

The Rice Planters Tournament is recognized each year as one of the Top Ten Amateur Tournaments in the country. The Rice Planters Amateur Tournament is a non-profit organization that supports the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital, one of the Top Ten Children’s Hospitals in the USA.

Matt Robinson will be competing in the 103rd North and South Amateur Championship, June 30th-July 4th, at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Past champions of this tournament include Curtis Strange, Davis Love III and Jack Nicklaus.

Eirik Johansen and Martin Rominger will be participating in the European Men’s Team Championships at Royal Hague Golf Club in Holland. Sophomore transfer Robert Svensson is scheduled to play in the 108th British Amateur Championships at both The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews on June 2nd-7th.