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Gamecocks Finish 10th in Final Golfstat Rankings
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Gamecocks Finish 10th in Final Golfstat Rankings

June 2, 2016

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2015-16 Schedule
Dates Event Finish
9/11-13 Carpet Capital Collegiate
Rocky Face, Ga.
3rd of 15
9/28-29 Shoal Creek Invitational
Birmingham, Ala.
6th of 12
10/18-20 Tavistock Collegiate Invitational
Orlando, Fla.
9th of 15
10/24-25 Camden Collegiate Invitational
Camden, S.C.
1st of 11
11/6-8 Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
5th of 19
2/19-21 All-American Intercollegiate
Humble, Texas
3rd of 16
3/7-8 Palmetto Intercollegiate
Aiken, S.C.
1st of 18
3/12-13 General Hackler Championship
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
1st of 15
3/21-22 Valspar Collegiate Invitational
Palm City, Fla.
T-5th of 15
4/3-5 Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate
Awendaw, S.C.
1st of 15
4/15-17 SEC Championship
St. Simons Island, Ga.
10th of 14
5/16-18 NCAA Regionals
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
2nd of 13
5/27-6/1 NCAA Championship
Eugene, Ore.
7th of 30

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina Men’s Golf team was ranked 10th in the final Golfstat national rankings of the 2015-16 season, it was announced today. The top 10 finish is the second in as many seasons for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina ended the season with the best NCAA Championship performance in program history. The Gamecocks finished seventh in the stroke play portion of the event, a Carolina record, and they qualified for match play for the first time in school history.

The top 10 national ranking is another sign of the Gamecocks cementing their status as one of the elite men’s golf programs in the nation. South Carolina is one of only four schools to finish in the top 15 of the last three NCAA Championships, joining Texas, Illinois and LSU.

South Carolina is one of four SEC teams in the final top 10, joining Vanderbilt, Georgia and LSU. Texas, who finished as NCAA Championship runner-up, ended the year in the No. 1 spot.

Senior Will Starke led the Gamecocks at the NCAA Championship, finishing stroke play tied for 13th individually, while freshman Scott Stevens came up huge in match play, winning his quarterfinal pairing.

South Carolina won four tournaments this season, second-most in program history. Senior Matt NeSmith was the medalist at two of the wins, the Palmetto Intercollegiate Invitational and the General Hackler Championship, while sophomore Keenan Huskey was the top finisher as the Gamecocks took the Camden Collegiate Invitational and the Hootie and Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. Both players were named to the PING All-Southeast Region Team, while NeSmith earned First Team All-America honors, a first for the Carolina program.