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Nov. 13, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Alex Handy and Keenan Huskey have signed National Letters of Intent to play golf for the South Carolina men’s golf program, head coach Bill McDonald announced Wednesday.

Handy and Huskey will join the Gamecocks for the 2014-15 season and will look to help the program continue its run of success under McDonald.

“We are very excited to have Keenan and Alex joining our golf program,” McDonald said. “Both of these young men will be great additions to the Gamecock Golf Family. We look forward to their arrival and their contribution to our program.”

Class of 2014 South Carolina Men’s Golf Signees
Alex Handy – South Aiken HS – Aiken, S.C.
Parents: George and Lisa Handy
• Key member of 2013 4-A State Championship team at South Aiken
• Three top-20 finishes at AJGA events
• Fourth-place finish at the 2013 SC Junior
• Member of the South Carolina team for the South Carolina-Georgia Junior Match
• Finished runner-up in stroke play at 2012 South Carolina Junior Match Play with a round of 68. Lost in round of 16 during match play
• Lost in the quarterfinals at the 2013 South Carolina Junior Match Play
• Qualified for the South Carolina State Amateur with a round of 68
• Played competitive tennis before taking up golf, ranking at No. 5 in the state at one point

McDonald on Handy: “Alex has always impressed me with his athleticism and tenacious work ethic. He is very long off the tee and has the ability to make a ton of birdies.”

Keenan Huskey – Greenville HS Academy – Greenville, S.C.
Parents: Victor and Melissa Huskey
• Currently ranked in the top 50 Jr. Boys by Golfweek/Sagarin
• 2012 Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) Junior Player of the Year
• 2012 Champion: Carolinas Junior Boys Championship, Junior PGA Sectional, Cheraw Fall Challenge, HJGT Major Championship @ Pebble Creek
• Second at Anderson Sunshine House Jr.
• Second at HJGT Greenwood Jr. Challenge
• Second at Upstate Jr. Classic
• Fifth at Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship
• 2013 3A South Carolina High School State Champion and State Player of the Year
• 2013 US Junior Amateur Sectional Champion
• Qualified for 2013 US Junior Amateur and made it to match play
• Second at 2013 Southern Cross
• Third at 2013 Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship
• Eighth at 2013 AJGA Mooney Jr. Rome Classic

McDonald on Huskey: “Keenan has played at a very high level the past two years and is one of the highest ranked juniors in the southeast. He displays a tremendous amount of maturity during competition and he might be the best putter I have ever seen in junior golf.”