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Gamecocks In Fourth At General Hackler Championship After Two Rounds
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Gamecocks In Fourth At General Hackler Championship After Two Rounds

March 11, 2017

Keenan Huskey
Round 1: 67
Round 2: 75
Round 3:
To Par: -2
Place: T-5
Scott Stevens
Round 1: 74
Round 2: 79
Round 3:
To Par: +9
Place: T-64
Caleb Proveaux
Round 1: 77
Round 2: 74
Round 3:
To Par: +7
Place: T-54
Jamie Wilson
Round 1: 76
Round 2: 75
Round 3:
To Par: +7
Place: T-54
Ryan Stachler
Round 1: 74
Round 2: 69
Round 3:
To Par: -1
Place: T-7
Team Standings
Pos. Team R1 R2 R3 Total
1. Wake Forest 279 282 561 (-15)
2. Kent State 285 286 571 (-5)
3. LSU 286 287 573 (-3)
4. South Carolina 291 293 584 (+8)
5. Virginia Tech 288 298 586 (+10)
6. East Carolina 299 288 587 (+11)
T-7. North Florida 293 295 588 (+12)
T-7. Kentucky 294 294 588 (+12)
T-9. East Tennessee State 297 299 596 (+20)
T-9. South Alabama 295 301 596 (+20)
11. Iowa State 305 292 597 (+21)
12. Coastal Carolina 301 298 599 (+23)
13. Virginia 295 306 601 (+25)
14. Charleston Southern 297 305 602 (+26)
15. NC State 300 303 603 (+27)
Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: March 11-12

Location: Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Course: The Dunes Golf & Beach Club

Par: 72

Yards: 7,233 yards

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — South Carolina is in fourth after 36-holes of the 2017 General Hackler Championship. The Gamecocks shot 291 (+3) in the first round and 293 (+5) in the second round Saturday for a total score of 584 (+8). Junior Keenan Huskey (T-5th) and sophomore Ryan Stachler (T-7th), who both are coming off top-10 finishes at the Palmetto Intercollegiate earlier this week, paced Carolina on day one of the tournament.

Huskey played a bogey free round to start the day, shooting 67 (-5) with five birdies. He tallied a 75 (+3) in the second round and is seven off the lead, held by Will Zalatoris of Wake Forest (-9), heading into Sunday. 13 of the Greenville, S.C., native’s 20 rounds this season have been played at par or better. He’s shot in the 60s a team-leading nine times.

Stachler carded a 74 (+2) to start the day then ramped up his play in the second round, shooting a 69 (-3) with a team-high six birdies. The Alpharetta, Ga., native shot even par on the front nine, and 3-under on the back nine with five birdies.

The talented freshman duo of Caleb Proveaux and Jamie Wilson is tied for 54th at 7-over. Proveaux shot 77 (+5) in the first round and bounced back nicely in the second round with a 74 (+2). Wilson shot 76 (+4) in the first round and 75 (+3) in the second round. Both Proveaux and Wilson finished the day with four birdies apiece. Sophomore Scott Stevens shot 74 (+2) to start the day but was unable to find his groove in the second round, as he shot 79 (+7). Ben Dietrich, who is playing as individual for the Gamecocks, shot 78 (+6) and 84 (+12) and is in 81st at 18-over.

No. 15 Wake Forest has separated itself from the field and leads at 15-under. No. 14 Kent State (-5) and No. 9 LSU (-3) round out the top-three in front of South Carolina. They were the only teams in the entire 15-team field to shoot under-par in tough conditions on Saturday. It’s a talented, deep tournament field overall with nine teams ranked in the top-50 of the latest Golfstat rankings.

Quoting Coach Bill McDonald

“We had some good rounds today, but we left a lot of shots out there as a team. We are looking forward to tomorrow and the bad weather predicted may give us a chance to move up the leaderboard.”

Round Changer

Stachler matched his career 18-hole low today, shooting his second-straight 69. He’ll be gunning for his second consecutive top-10 finish tomorrow. Stachler had a career-best T-9th finish at the 2017 Palmetto Intercollegiate earlier this week in Aiken, helping the team to a third place finish.


  • Huskey and Stachler each had eight birides to lead the team and tie for sixth in the field.
  • The Gamecocks had 26 birdies overall and are tied for fourth in the field at 113 pars with No. 14 Kent State.

Up Next for the Gamecocks

Inclement weather is anticipated tomorrow in Myrtle Beach. A decision on whether or not the final round will be played will be determined in the morning. South Carolina will be paired with Virginia Tech and East Carolina for Sunday’s final round. It’ll be another shotgun start for the field, with everyone teeing off at 10 a.m. ET.