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Feb. 21, 2016

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GAMECOCK SCORECARDS
Keenan Huskey
Round 1: 77
Round 2: 73
Round 3: 75
To Par: +9
Place: t46th
Sean Kelly
Round 1: 73
Round 2: 71
Round 3: 78
To Par: +6
Place: t31st
Matt NeSmith
Round 1: 72
Round 2: 71
Round 3: 67
To Par: -6
Place: 2nd
Will Starke
Round 1: 74
Round 2: 72
Round 3: 75
To Par: +5
Place: t26th
Scott Stevens
Round 1: 71
Round 2: 74
Round 3: 74
To Par: +3
Place: t21st
Will Miles (Ind.)
Round 1: 71
Round 2: 76
Round 3: 67
To Par: -2
Place: t7th
Team Standings
Pos. Team R1 R2 R3 Total
1. Arkansas 300 276 279 855 (-9)
2. Houston 278 285 293 856 (-8)
3. South Carolina 290 287 291 868 (+4)
4. Baylor 296 288 292 876 (+12)
5. SMU 293 295 290 878 (+14)
6. Troy 299 292 290 881 (+17)
7. Charleston Southern 298 293 294 885 (+21)
8. UTSA 293 302 295 890 (+26)
9. Louisiana Tech 298 291 302 891 (+27)
10. McNeese State 300 300 292 892 (+28)
11. Charlotte 307 296 300 903 (+39)
12. New Mexico State 306 299 302 907 (+43)
t13. Rice 307 306 297 910 (+46)
t13. Sam Houston State 302 303 305 910 (+46)
15. Northern Illinois 304 305 302 911 (+47)
16. Houston Baptist 301 310 305 916 (+52)
Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: Feb. 19-21

Location: Humble, Texas

Course: Golf Club of Houston

Par: 72

Yards: 7,422

HUMBLE, Texas — Senior Matt NeSmith fired a bogey-free round of 67 (-5) on Sunday morning, leading the University of South Carolina Men’s Golf team to a third place finish at the 2016 All-American Intercollegiate. As a team, the Gamecocks shot a round of 291 (+3) on Sunday to finish with a three-day total of 868 (+4). NeSmith came in second individually, with a score of 210 (-6).

Arkansas posted a round of 279 (-9) on Sunday to take the team title with a cumulative score of 855 (-9). The Razorbacks clipped host Houston (-8, 856) by one stroke for the team title, and medalist honors went to Arkansas senior Taylor Moore for his three-day total of 207 (-9).

NeSmith’s 67 shared round of the day honors with South Carolina teammate Will Miles. Playing as an individual, the freshman’s five-under round vaulted him into a tie for seventh, with a score of 214 (-2). Starting the day on the 17th hole, Miles finished the round with six birdies, second-most among all individuals on Sunday. The 67 matches a career-best for the freshman, and the top-10 finish is the second of his young career.

NeSmith played error-free golf on Sunday, with five birdies and no bogeys. He closed the round strong, with a 32 on the back nine that included three birdies in his final six holes.

The 67 is NeSmith’s lowest round of the season so far, and the top-10 finish is his third of 2015-16. The North Augusta, S.C., native shot par or better in all three of his rounds at the Golf Club of Houston, and he bogeyed just one of his final 34 holes for the week.

Scott Stevens shot 74 (+2) on Sunday to finish the tournament tied for 21st, at 219 (+3). The freshman recorded three birdies in his final round

Senior Will Starke posted a score of 75 (+3) in the final round for a total of 221 (+5). The Chapin, S.C., native posted two birdies on Sunday and finished the tournament tied for 26th.

Sean Kelly finished the All-American Intercollegiate with a Sunday round of 78 (+6) to finish at 222 (+6). The senior was solid after making the turn, recording a par on his final eight holes to tie for 31st.

Sophomore Keenan Huskey finished tied for 46th to round out the Gamecocks in Houston. Huskey shot 75 (+3) on Sunday, a round that included four birdies. He three-day total was 225 (+9).

Quoting Coach Bill McDonald

“We were close to playing really well this week, but we just couldn’t get a whole lot going. Matt and Will played really good rounds today, but the team overall was a little off. We need to make a few adjustments before Palmetto, but I think we are really close to playing some great golf as a team.”

Round Changer

NeSmith improved by five strokes over his 2015 performance at the Golf Club of Houston, when he tied for 13th with a score of 215 (-1). The senior now owns 10 career top-five finishes and 20 career top-10’s.

Notable

  • Miles played the par-4 holes in -5 on Sunday, which ranked tops in the field.
  • As a team, Carolina finished on the podium for the third time this season. The Gamecocks also placed third at the Carpet Capital Collegiate (Sept. 11-13), and they won the Camden Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 24-25).
  • NeSmith’s final tally of 210 is his lowest 54-hole score of the season by six strokes.

Up Next for the Gamecocks

South Carolina returns to the Palmetto State for the Palmetto Intercollegiate, to be held March 7-8 in Aiken, S.C. Hosted by USC Aiken and Palmetto Golf Club, the tournament is the first of three events the Gamecocks will play in the month of March.

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