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March 28, 2007

COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina freshman George Bryan IV (Chapin, S.C.) has been selected the Southeastern Conference Male Golfer of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. He is the first South Carolina golfer to win the award since the 2005 season.

Bryan led the Gamecocks by tying for 11th on the individual leader board in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (March 25-27). Two of his three rounds were under par and he finished with a three-round total of 69-72-70=211 (-2). It marked Bryan’s second top-20 finish of the season. He has played in all seven varsity events that South Carolina has entered this season and been the team’s top finisher twice.

Bryan owns a 73.62 stroke average, the best of any Gamecock who has competed in more than one event. His best showing of the season came at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate when he placed in a tie for third.

In 2005, current junior Mark Anderson garnered SEC Golfer of the Week honors on two occasions (March 15 and March 23). Former All-America Eirik Johansen won the award on Feb. 11, 2004 and former all-SEC performer Martin Rominger was selected on Feb. 6, 2002.

Bryan and the Gamecocks return to action this weekend when they compete in the Administaff Augusta State Invitational, March 30-April 1, at Champions Retreat in Evans, Ga.