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Feb. 20, 2016


Keenan Huskey
Round 1: 77
Round 2: 73
Round 3:
To Par: +6
Place: t42nd
Sean Kelly
Round 1: 73
Round 2: 71
Round 3:
To Par: E
Place: t16th
Matt NeSmith
Round 1: 72
Round 2: 71
Round 3:
To Par: -1
Place: t9th
Will Starke
Round 1: 74
Round 2: 72
Round 3:
To Par: +2
Place: t21st
Scott Stevens
Round 1: 71
Round 2: 74
Round 3:
To Par: +1
Place: 20th
Will Miles (Ind.)
Round 1: 71
Round 2: 76
Round 3:
To Par: +3
Place: t24th
Team Standings
Pos. Team R1 R2 R3 Total
1. Houston 278 285 563 (-13)
2. Arkansas 300 276 576 (E)
3. South Carolina 290 287 577 (+1)
4. Baylor 296 288 584 (+8)
5. SMU 293 295 588 (+12)
6. Louisiana Tech 298 291 589 (+13)
t7. Charleston Southern 298 293 591 (+15)
t7. Troy 299 292 591 (+15)
9. UTSA 293 302 595 (+19)
10. McNeese State 300 300 600 (+24)
11. Charlotte 307 296 603 (+27)
t12. Sam Houston State 302 303 605 (+29)
t12. New Mexico State 306 299 605 (+29)
14. Northern Illinois 304 305 609 (+33)
15. Houston Baptist 301 310 611 (+35)
16. Rice 307 306 613 (+37)
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 posted another strong round on Saturday as they completed the second day at the All-American Intercollegiate. The Gamecocks shot a round of 287 (-1), three strokes better than their previous round, and are at 577 (+1) through two days. Carolina is tied for third at the event with 18 holes left to play.

Houston continues to lead the event, with a team score of 563 (-13), while Arkansas moved to second on Saturday with a total of 576 (E). Their round of 276 (-12) was the best of the day at the Golf Club of Houston.

Senior Matt NeSmith paces the Gamecocks through 36 holes, as he’s tied for ninth with a score of 143 (-1). NeSmith trails Houston’s Papito Gonzalez (138, -6) by five strokes entering the final day.

NeSmith matched Carolina’s best round of the tournament with a 71 (-1) on Saturday. The senior carded three birdies in his second round, including a birdie on the par-4 18th hole to build momentum for the final round.

Sean Kelly also shot a 71 (-1) on Saturday and is tied for 16th at 144 (E) through two days. The Staten Island, N.Y., native was bogey-free on his final 16 holes Saturday to match the round of the tournament for Carolina.

Freshman Scott Stevens holds down 20th position through 36 holes at the Golf Club of Houston, with a score of 145 (+1). His round of 74 (+2) on Saturday included a birdie on the par-5 4th hole.

Will Starke is tied for 21st after two rounds, with a total of 146 (+2). Starke posted an even par 72 in his second round, his 53rd career round of par or better. The round included a pair of birdies.

Tied for 42nd through two rounds is Keenan Huskey. The Greenville, S.C., native shot a 73 (+1) on Saturday to post a 150 (+6) after two days. Huskey caught fire early on Saturday morning, making three birdies in a five-hole stretch beginning with the 5th hole.

Playing as an individual, freshman Will Miles is tied for 24th after 36 holes. Miles shot a round of 76 (+4) on Saturday and enters Sunday’s final round with a score of 147 (+3).

Quoting Coach Bill McDonald

“It was another solid effort by the team today. Overall the team hasn’t putted that well, and it’s uncharacteristic of us to not have played the par fives well this week either. We just need a few breaks to go our way, and I feel like we could post a really low number tomorrow. Houston is playing some great golf this week, and it’ll take a great round tomorrow to catch them I’m sure.”

Round Changer

Kelly’s steady play in difficult conditions helped the Gamecocks maintain their top-three position on Saturday. The senior played the final 16 holes in -2, including birdies on the par-4 11th and par-5 13th. He was one of three Gamecocks to birdie the 13th hole on Saturday.


  • McDonald’s team combined for 11 birdies on Saturday in a very consistent second round.
  • Carolina’s 69 pars on Saturday were second-most in the field.
  • Huskey was one of just 11 players to play the par-3’s under par on Saturday.

Up Next for the Gamecocks

The final round of the All-American Intercollegiate begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. CT on Sunday morning at the Golf Club of Houston. Fans can follow live scoring all day through