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Nov. 13, 2015


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Connor Chesky (Saint Helena, Calif.), Caleb Proveaux (Lexington, S.C.) and Jamie Wilson (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the University of South Carolina men’s golf program, head coach Bill McDonald announced Friday.

“It is always a high priority to recruit our state to the best of our ability and I feel very strongly that this class represents that effort,” McDonald said. “It is a talented class and a hard working, very competitive group. As our recruiting coordinator, coach Alex Hamilton did an outstanding job of evaluating their talent and character. We both feel strongly that each one of these players will fit in nicely with our program and all three most certainly have the ability to contribute right away to our success.”

Connor Chesky // Saint Helena, California // (Laurel Springs Academy)


Parents: Eric and Cathy Chesky


Ranked the No. 13 recruit in California
The No. 89 national prospect for his class and No. 175 overall for all ages
Runner-up at the 2015 PGA Junior Series Event #9 and the 35th Annual Bubba Conlee National Junior Golf Tournament
Finished seventh at the 2015 Lockton Kansas City Junior
Placed 10th at the 2015 Bishop Gate Golf Academy Junior at Centennial
Posted top-20 finishes at the 2015 LA Junior Open, the 2015 USGA Junior Boys Qualifier, the 2015 Toyota Tour Cup at Hunter Ranch and the 2015 Toyota Tour Cup Championship



“Connor is our first California player to sign with us during my tenure and we are very excited to have him as a Gamecock. We were fortunate to land such a highly ranked player a little late in the recruiting process. Connor is very strong and athletic with the ability to shoot some really low numbers. He’s a bit of a streaky player at times, but I love his upside and work ethic. Connor is a very impressive young man, somewhat mature beyond his years, and he thoroughly impressed me and coach Hamilton on his visit to Columbia.”

Caleb Proveaux // Lexington, South Carolina // (Gilbert H.S.)


Parents: Charles and Donna Proveaux

Brother: Cody (senior on Clemson golf team)


Ranked the No. 2 recruit in South Carolina
The No. 36 national prospect for his class and No. 75 overall for all ages
Advanced to the round of 32 at the 2015 U.S. Amateur
Three-time U.S. Junior participant (2012, 2013, 2014)
Won the 2015 Henry Transou Memorial Junior
Medalist at the 2015 Blade Junior Golf Classic
Claimed the 2015 Amelia National Junior Shootout
Posted top-five finishes at the 2015 Beth Daniel Junior Azalea, the 2015 Grant Bennett Florence Junior and the 2015 Scott Robertson Memorial
A top-10 finisher at the 2015 Harvey Brock Orange Jacket Classic and the 2015 Naert & DuBois High School Invitational



“Caleb has always impressed me and we have seen him play a lot of golf over the past few years. His USGA record—three Junior Amateurs and a U.S. Amateur—speaks for itself. Caleb is one of those few players who doesn’t shy away from the opportunity to win and he closes out golf tournaments about as well as anyone I’ve ever seen in junior or amateur golf. I think Caleb will continue to improve and we were very fortunate to have him choose the Gamecocks given some of his, uh, family dynamics, you might say.”

Jamie Wilson // Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina // (Bishop England H.S.)


Parents: Hobb and Ginny Wilson

Brother: Jack (sophomore at South Carolina)

Sister: Ginger (freshman at Wando H.S.)


Ranked the No. 5 recruit in South Carolina
The No. 71 national prospect for his class and No. 138 overall for all ages
Won the 2015 Major Championship at True Blue
Medalist for the 2015 Beth Daniel Junior Azalea
Runner-up at the 2014 SCJGA 18th Players Championship
Recorded top-five finishes at the 2015 Southern Cross Golf Tournament, the 2015 Jimmy Creed Junior Boys Invitational, the 2015 Naert & DuBois High School Invitational and the 2015 USGA Junior Boys Qualifier
Also earned sixth place at the 2015 Carolinas/Georgia Junior Championship



“I first saw Jamie play when he was in the seventh or eighth grade and his golf bag was practically bigger than he was. Jamie has always been an outstanding player and I think his wedge game and putter developed earlier than his ball striking, but he has grown and gotten a lot stronger. His game has benefitted from the added speed and distance he has developed. Jamie has always impressed me with his great attitude and joy for the game. When he combines all of these elements, he’s pretty hard to beat and always a fun player to watch compete.”