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NeSmith Named to All-Nicklaus Team
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NeSmith Named to All-Nicklaus Team

June 22, 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

FORMBY, England — University of South Carolina Men’s Golf graduated senior Matt NeSmith was awarded a position on the 2016 All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced today. NeSmith received the honor by earning a spot on the Nicklaus Award semifinalist list that was announced in May.

The postseason award is another notch on NeSmith’s 2015-16 resume, which already includes South Carolina’s first ever PING First Team All-America honor and a semifinalist bid for the Ben Hogan Award. The North Augusta, S.C., native was a two-time medalist this season and ended his career with a program-record 71.65 stroke average.

Led by NeSmith, the 2015-16 Gamecocks won four tournaments and finished seventh in the stroke play portion of the 2016 NCAA Championship, a program best. The Gamecocks advanced to match play for the first time and ended the season ranked 10th in the nation by Golfstat.

Now playing his trade on the professional circuit, NeSmith has full status on the Mackenzie Tour along with fellow Gamecock alums Sean Kelly, Caleb Sturgeon and Will Starke. All four former Gamecocks tee off at the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open in Whitecap, Saskatchewan, on Thursday.