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Gamecocks In Fifth After Day One Of Maui Jim
Men's Golf  . 

Gamecocks In Fifth After Day One Of Maui Jim

Sept. 23, 2016

Keenan Huskey
Round 1: 72
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: +1
Place: T-51st
Scott Stevens
Round 1: 65
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: -6
Place: T-2
Ben Dietrich
Round 1: 66
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: -5
Place: T-5
Ryan Stachler
Round 1: 73
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: +2
Place: T-62
Will Miles
Round 1: 70
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: -1
Place: T-32
Jamie Wilson (IND.)
Round 1: 75
Round 2:
Round 3:
To Par: +4
Place: T-76
Team Standings
Pos. Team R1 R2 R3 Total
1. Kent State 264 264 (-20)
2. Baylor 269 269 (-15)
T-3. LSU 270 270 (-14)
T-3. Kansas 270 270 (-14)
5. South Carolina 273 273 (-11)
6. UAB 279 279 (-5)
7. Georgia Tech 280 280 (-4)
8. Houston 281 281 (-3)
T-9. California 285 285 (+1)
T-9. Georgia State 285 285 (+1)
11. Chattanooga 286 286 (+2)
12. Notre Dame 288 288 (+4)
T-13. Hawaii 290 290 (+6)
T-13. South Florida 290 290 (+6)
T-13. Augusta 290 290 (+6)
16. Grand Canyon 291 291 (+7)
Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: Sept. 23-25

Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Course: Mirabel Golf Club

Par: 71

Yards: 7,147

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — South Carolina is in fifth place and sits within striking distance of the lead at the 2016 Maui Jim Intercollegiate after shooting a first round 273 (-11). Of the late morning tee times today, the Gamecocks are the only team near the top of the leaderboard.

Experienced sophomore Scott Stevens led the way for the Gamecocks after tying a career-best 18-hole score of 65 (-6). He’s currently tied for second. Junior Ben Dietrich was right on pace with Stevens in the first round, shooting a career-best 66 (-5). Dietrich sits tied for fifth individually.

Kent State leads the way in the team standings after shooting a first round 264 (-20). Baylor is in second after firing a 269 (-15). LSU and Kansas are tied for third after tallying a first round score of 270 (-14). The Tigers and Gamecocks are the only SEC schools in the field.

Individually, Josh Whalen of Kent State sits atop the leaderboard after recording a 64 (-7). Ian Holt of Kent State and Luis Gagne of LSU are tied for second with Stevens at 6-under-par. Braden Bailey of Baylor, Garrett May of Baylor and Daniel Sutton of Kansas are tied for fifth with Dietrich at 5-under-par.

Sophomore Will Miles had a nice day and was the third and final Gamecock to shoot below par Friday, notching a 70 (-1) on his scorecard.

Junior Keenan Huskey shot a first round 72 (+1) today and is tied for 51st individually. The Greenville, S.C. native shot 1-over-par (37) on the front nine and played even on the back nine (35). He logged five birdies on the day but a triple bogey on the par five 17th hole was the difference in Huskey’s round.

Stevens had four birdies and one eagle on the day. He started the afternoon with a 1-under-par 34 on the back nine and heated up on the final nine holes, shooting a 5-under-par 31 on the front nine to finish the round. Stevens recorded three birdies and one eagle on the front nine en route to his 65. He was one of just 10 players in the field to tally an eagle on Friday. It was Stevens’ 18th career round of par or better.

Dietrich’s 66 beat his previous career 18-hole low score of 68 by two strokes. He shot 34 (-2) on the front nine and 32 (-3) on the back. His 3-under-par back nine was the low score of the day for the team on holes 10-18. Dietrich tied Huskey for the team lead with five birdies. Friday was Dietrich’s 15th career round of par or better.

Sophomore Ryan Stachler sits tied for 32nd after tallying a 73 (+2) on Saturday. The Alpharetta, Ga. native recorded a 38 (+2) on the front nine and a 35 (E) on the backside. Stachler had four birdies on the day and shot is third career round of par or better.

Miles was steady throughout the round and shot 35 (-1) on the front nine and 35 (E) on the back nine. He recorded three birdies on the day. Friday was Miles 10th career round of par or better.

True freshman Jamie Wilson, who is playing individually for the second straight tournament, tallied a 75 (+4) on Friday. The Mt. Pleasant, S.C. native, shot 38 (+2) on the front nine and 37 (+2) on the back nine. Wilson on two birdies on the day.

Quoting Coach Bill McDonald

“It’s a good start. I believe we had one of the low rounds for the afternoon times. Scott and Ben’s rounds were really strong and we’re going to have to take advantage of the early morning conditions tomorrow to be in contention on Sunday.”

Round Changer

Stevens’ 65 on Friday is tied for the fifth lowest 18-hole score in school history by a South Carolina sophomore. He tied a career 18-hole low matching his 65 from last season in the second round of the Camden Collegiate Invite on October 24, 2015.


  • The Gamecocks are tied for fourth with Kansas after firing 21 birdies in the first round. Kent State leads the way with 26.
  • Carolina leads the field in par-3 scoring average at 2.95, shooting 1-under-par as a team Friday.
  • The Gamecocks are third in the field in par-4 scoring average at 3.89, shooting 6-under-par as a team Friday.

Up Next for the Gamecocks

South Carolina continues play at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in the second round on Saturday morning. The Gamecocks, who are paired with Augusta and No. 16 USF again, tee off in the first pairings tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET. Live scoring from Mirabel Golf Club is available throughout the day at