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Gamecocks Alumni Set for PGA TOUR's FedEx St. Jude Classic
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Gamecocks Alumni Set for PGA TOUR's FedEx St. Jude Classic

June 8, 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

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — University of South Carolina Men’s Golf alumni Matt NeSmith and Wesley Bryan will make their professional PGA TOUR debuts this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Both NeSmith and Bryan earned sponsor’s exemptions to the tournament, which runs June 9-12 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn.

Bryan is playing in his first-ever PGA TOUR event after making a name for himself already on the Tour this season. The Chapin, S.C., native has already won twice on the Tour this year and leads the money list with $280,692 earned this season. Bryan has already assured himself of 2017 PGA TOUR status, which goes to the top 25 finishers on the 2016 Tour money list.

NeSmith made his professional debut last week at the Mackenzie Tour’s Bayview Place Island Savings Open in Victoria, B.C. He has already played three PGA TOUR events as an amateur, including the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind for NeSmith. He led the Gamecocks into the match play portion of the NCAA Championship for the first time in program history and earned PING First Team All-America status, a program first.

Golf Channel will provide live television coverage of the FedEx St. Jude Classic from 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET Thursday and Friday and 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday. CBS will pick up coverage on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. each day.