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March 19, 2011

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By Wes Todd
Assistant Media Relations Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s men’s golf team and 15 others from around the country will shift gears a bit this week as they will compete in the Callaway/GCAA Match Play Championship, which runs Sunday-Tuesday at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, Ga.

The Gamecocks will face UCLA, ranked No. 2 in the nation, in the first of four scheduled matches over the three-day event. Carolina will then play either Georgia or Texas Tech in their second match of the day.

South Carolina will send out four of the five that have competed in each of the first two spring events, along with a seasoned veteran who will play in his second varsity event of the season. Freshman Blaine Woodruff (Acworth, Ga.) competes in the No. 1 spot this week, with sophomore Dean Hester (Dublin, Ga.) playing No. 2. Junior Wesley Bryan (Chapin, S.C.) is in the third spot in the Carolina lineup, with freshman Logan Harrell (Huntersville, N.C.) holding down the fourth position. Sophomore Clint Tolleson (Spartanburg, S.C.) returns to the varsity lineup for the first time since the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate; he battled injuries throughout much of the fall season.

It will be the Gamecocks’ first foray into match play since the 2007 Callaway Match Play Championship, when they finished in fourth place with a 2-2 record. In that event, Carolina defeated Florida State and Alabama before falling to Georgia Tech and Florida at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga.

South Carolina is the No. 16 seed in the event that includes some of the nation’s top-ranked teams. No. 2 UCLA is the tournament’s top seed, followed by No. 3 Alabama, which is seeded second. Georgia Tech, Illinois, Texas A&M, Iowa, Texas and Georgia round out the top eight seeds, with Texas Tech, Duke, Southern California, Pacific, Baylor, Washington State and East Tennessee State seeded 9-15.

Each team match will be comprised of five singles matches, using USGA match play scoring. Each singles match winner will be awarded one point. Matches halved will result in a half-point for each team. The team match score will be determined by totaling the points for the five singles matches.

The opening match between the Gamecocks and Bruins is set to get underway with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The afternoon match is tentatively set to begin at 1:30 p.m. A live match play bracket is available at

First-Round Matches – Sunday, March 20, 2011
(Matches begin with 8:30 a.m. shotgun start)

Hole 1A – Dean Hester (SC) vs. Gregor Main (UCLA)
Hole 1B – Blaine Woodruff (SC) vs. Patrick Cantlay (UCLA)
Hole 2 – Wesley Bryan (SC) vs. Mario Clemens (UCLA)
Hole 3 – Logan Harrell (SC) vs. Connor Driscoll (UCLA)
Hole 4 – Clint Tolleson (SC) vs. Alex Kim (UCLA)