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Feb. 8, 2016


Alex Handy
Round 1: 84 (+12)
Round 2: 76 (+4)
To Par: +16
Place: t40th
Ryan Stachler
Round 1: 84 (+12)
Round 2: 72 (E)
To Par: +12
Place: 30th
Will Miles
Round 1: 73 (+1)
Round 2: 76 (+4)
To Par: +5
Place: t13th
Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: Feb. 8

Location: Savannah, Ga.

Course: Savannah Quarters Country Club

Par: 72

Yards: 7,016

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Three members of the University of South Carolina men’s golf team opened their spring campaign on Monday competing as individuals at the Savannah Quarters Individual Intercollegiate. Alex Handy, Will Miles, and Ryan Stachler played 36 holes at Savannah Quarters Country Club, with Miles leading the way for Carolina by finishing tied for 13th.

Because of inclement weather in the forecast, the final 18-hole round, scheduled for Tuesday morning, was cancelled, making Monday’s results final.

Miles opened the day with a 73 (+1) in his opening round to check in tied for 11th after 18 holes, five shots back. His second round 76 (+4) gave him a two-round score of 149 (+5) to earn the freshman his second career top-15 finish.

Stachler was tied for 44th after the morning round after posting a score of 84 (+12). He improved tremendously in the afternoon session however, shooting an even par 72, the best score of the day by a Gamecock. The round vaulted the Alpharetta, Ga., native into 30th position, with a score of 156 (+12).

Handy also shot a round of 84 (+12) on his first trip through Savannah Quarters. Like Stachler, he improved tremendously in the afternoon, shooting a 76 (+4) to finish tied for 40th at 160 (+16).

Quoting Assistant Coach Alex Hamilton

“Scoring conditions were tough all day long thanks to some really high winds. Will was able to gut out two really solid rounds without his best stuff, and his 13th place finish is something to build on going forward. I’m also really proud of Alex and Ryan for coming back in the afternoon to put up two really strong rounds. All three guys learned a lot today that they can put to good use in the future.”

Round Changer

Miles started on the right foot with his first round 73 and led the trio of Gamecocks in Savannah. His top-15 finish comes on the heels of a second place result in his first collegiate tournament, the Camden Collegiate Invitational in October.


  • Stachler’s 72 matched his low round as a Gamecock, which also came at the Camden Collegiate Invitational.
  • Handy set a new collegiate best for 18 holes with his afternoon 76.

Up Next for the Gamecocks

With the third round in Savannah cancelled, the Gamecocks turn their attention to the first team tournament of 2016, the All-American Intercollegiate. Defending champions at the event, South Carolina returns to Humble, Texas, to compete Feb. 19-21.