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Ryan Stachler Qualifies for U.S. Open
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Ryan Stachler Qualifies for U.S. Open

June 6, 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

ROSWELL, Ga. — University of South Carolina men’s golf student-athlete Ryan Stachler qualified for the 116th U.S. Open on Monday, advancing out of Sectional Qualifying and into the second major championship of the 2016 golf season. Stachler finished second at Ansley Golf Club’s Settindown Creek Course to secure one of three spots from the 39-player field. He will test his skills June 16-19 at Oakmont Country Club in Plum, Pa.

Stachler was on fire Monday, shooting a 36-hole score of 136 (-8). His second round was especially strong, as he made it around the course in 65 (-7), with nine birdies.

A rising sophomore, Stachler played in four events for the Gamecocks in 2015-16. He helped South Carolina win the Camden Collegiate Invitational, finishing T-22nd, his best individual performance of the year.

This is the second consecutive season a current Gamecock has qualified for the U.S. Open. Matt NeSmith won his Sectional Qualifier 2015 and participated at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash.

Stachler’s success continues a string of outstanding results for the South Carolina Men’s Golf program. The Gamecocks finished seventh last week at the 2016 NCAA Championship, a program-best, and advanced to the match play portion of the event for the first time. Carolina finished 10th in the final Golfstat national rankings of the season, and NeSmith was awarded the program’s first ever First Team All-America honors.