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Aug. 28, 2005

The South Carolina golf team welcomes four freshmen to its roster this fall. is featuring each of the freshmen, and today’s subject is Allen Koon, who joins the Gamecocks from Bamberg, S.C. To learn more about Koon, read on…

Why did you choose to attend the University of South Carolina?
I chose the University of South Carolina because of its awesome golf program and the overall atmosphere in Columbia.

How did you spend your summer?
I spent my summer traveling to different golf tournaments and hanging out with my friends.

What are the biggest adjustments you expect to have to make in moving from the high school ranks to the college ranks?
Having to remember just to play within myself even though I’m at a totally new level.

What is your favorite golf course that you have played and why?
Belfair in Hilton Head, because of the amazing facilities.

What is the best part of your golf game? Chipping

Who has had the biggest influence on your golf career thus far?
My mom and my grandfather

What do you consider the biggest highlight of your golf career thus far?
Receiving the 2005 Jay Haas Player of The Year award.