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Aug. 16, 2007

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina men’s golfer George Bryan IV has been invited to participate in the 33rd Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic, which will be held Nov. 18-20 at the par-71, 6,837-yard El Paso Country Club in El Paso, Texas.

The tournament, hosted by the Sun Bowl Association, pits the top collegiate golfers in an individual stroke play event. The Classic was ranked as the No. 1 tournament in the country for two consecutive seasons, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. Previous participants include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Jim Furyk, David Toms and Justin Leonard.

Bryan, a rising sophomore from Chapin, S.C., led South Carolina with five top-20 finishes in his rookie season. He was selected to the PING All-Southeast Region team and earned honorable mention All-America honors. Recently, Bryan won the Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Ga., by three shots and his four-round total of 273 set a new tournament record since the course’s renovation in 2002.

The field will participate in the Titleist Long Drive Contest at 11 a.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 18, followed by the PING Putting Contest at noon. Following those exhibitions, the players will have a practice round at 2 p.m. The tournament’s first and second rounds will be held on Monday, Nov. 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST. The final 18 holes will be played at the same time on Tuesday, Nov. 22.