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Feb. 19, 2016


Keenan Huskey
Round 1: 77
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: +5
Place: t53rd
Sean Kelly
Round 1: 73
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: +1
Place: t18th
Matt NeSmith
Round 1: 72
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: E
Place: t13th
Will Starke
Round 1: 74
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: +2
Place: t30th
Scott Stevens
Round 1: 71
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: -1
Place: t7th
Will Miles (Ind.)
Round 1: 71
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: -1
Place: t7th
Team Standings
Pos. Team R1 R2 R3 Total
1. Houston 278 278 (-10)
2. South Carolina 290 290 (+2)
t3. SMU 293 292 (+5)
t3. UTSA 293 293 (+5)
5. Baylor 296 296 (+8)
t6. Louisiana Tech 298 298 (+10)
t6. Charleston Southern 299 298 (+10)
8. Troy 299 299 (+11)
t9. Arkansas 300 300 (+12)
t9. McNeese State 300 300 (+12)
11. Houston Baptist 301 301 (+13)
12. Sam Houston State 302 302 (+14)
13. Northern Illinois 304 304 (+16)
14. New Mexico State 306 306 (+18)
t15. Rice 307 307 (+19)
t15. Charlotte 307 307 (+19)
Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: Feb. 19-21

Location: Humble, Texas

Course: Golf Club of Houston

Par: 72

Yards: 7,422

HUMBLE, Texas — The University of South Carolina Men’s Golf team began play at the All-American Intercollegiate on Friday, their first tournament of the 2016 spring season. After one round at the Golf Club of Houston, the Gamecocks are in second place as a team with a one-day score of 290 (+2). Freshmen Scott Stevens and Will Miles set the pace for Carolina on the opening day, each shooting 71 (-1).

Tournament host Houston leads the event through one day, with a round of 278 (-10). Houston’s Papito Gonzalez and R.J. Keur of Charleston Southern each shot a 67 (-5) on Friday, and they are on top of the individual leaderboard.

Stevens is tied for seventh place after one round and four shots back of the individual lead. His 71 featured three birdies, including consecutive under par efforts on the par-4 12th and par-5 13th.

Matt NeSmith carded four birdies in his round of 72 and stands in a tie for 13th through 18 holes. The Ben Hogan Award Watch List selection was the lone Gamecock to start his round with a birdie, and he played the par-5’s in 1-under for the day.

Senior Sean Kelly shot a 73 (+1) on Friday and enters the second round tied for 18th place. Kelly posted three birdies on the day, carding a 4 on each of the final three par-5’s.

Will Starke opened the tournament with a 74 (+2) and stands tied for 30th. His day included three birdies, and he was the lone Gamecock to birdie the par-3 7th hole.

Sophomore Keenan Huskey shot a 77 (+5) on Friday and ended the day in a tie for 53rd position. He was one of just two Gamecocks to birdie the par-3 14th hole in the opening round.

Competing as an individual, Miles is also tied for seventh through one day. Starting on the back nine, the Hilton Head Island, S.C., native got off to an incredible start, with four straight birdies beginning on the 12th hole.

Quoting Coach Bill McDonald

“I thought we played a pretty solid round today overall in some pretty windy and tough conditions. The guys looked like they were ready to play and that’s a good sign considering it’s our first round of the spring. We are going to have to play better the next couple of days though if we’re going to catch Houston on their home course.”

Round Changer

Stevens came home in 35 to card a 1-under 71 for the day and pace South Carolina. After birdies on the 12th and 13th holes, he closed the round with three straight pars.


  • As a team, the Gamecocks played the par-5 holes in four under par.
  • Carolina recorded 14 birdies on the day, third-most in the field.
  • Kelly’s score of 3-under on par-5 holes is tied for the tournament lead.
  • NeSmith now owns 65 career collegiate rounds of par or better.

Up Next for the Gamecocks

The Gamecocks continue the All-American Intercollegiate on Saturday with their second 18-hole round of the event. The round starts at 9 a.m. CT with Carolina scheduled to tee off at 10:30 a.m. CT, and fans can follow the tournament live through