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Huskey And Stevens Named All-SEC
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Huskey And Stevens Named All-SEC

May 3, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Junior Keenan Huskey and sophomore Scott Stevens earned Second-Team All-SEC honors on Wednesday afternoon, the league office announced. It is the first career all-conference nods for both student-athletes.

Huskey, the team captain, has had a stellar junior campaign. His 70.25 stroke average leads the team and ranks 12th in nation. The Greenville, S.C., native, has played in every tournament for the Gamecocks in 2016-17 and leads the team in rounds of par or better (20) and top-five finishes (4). In 11 appearances, Huskey has finished outside the top-25 individually just one time. He fired a pair of 64s in the fall, one in the second round of the Maui Jim Intercollegiate and the other in the second round of the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic, tying for the fourth-lowest 18-hole score in program history. Despite battling an injury to his left arm, Huskey was able to pace South Carolina with a T-9th finish at the SEC Championship which helped the team advance to the match-play portion of the event.

Stevens has also been spectacular for the Gamecocks in 2016-17. His 70.75 stroke average is second on the team and ranks 25th in the nation. Like Huskey, the Chattanooga, Tenn., native, has been a staple in the lineup and has played in every tournament for Carolina in the fall and spring. Stevens had three runner-up finishes and tied Huskey for the team lead with six top-10 showings. He had the best individual performance of the season after shooting a 198 (-15) en route to earning runner-up medalist honors at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate (Sept. 23-25). The smooth swinging Stevens’ low number was the third lowest 54-hole score in program history. Stevens is fresh off a T-23rd finish in the stroke play portion of the SEC Championship. He was one of two Gamecocks to win their matches in the SEC Match Play Quarterfinals vs. No. 6 Florida.

Junior Ben Dietrich earned a spot on the SEC Community Service Team. He racked up 56.5 community service hours during the 2016-17 Academic Year volunteering his time at Ft. Jackson, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Build-a-Bike, First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Tunnel to Towers 5K and various team golf camps.

Huskey and Stevens become the 36th and 37th All-SEC honorees in program history and the 13th and 14th all-conference selections under head coach Bill McDonald. Both players were key contributors in South Carolina’s magical postseason run at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. The team finished T-5th (best mark in school history) and advanced to NCAA Match Play for the first time ever with a seventh place finish in stroke play.

The Gamecocks will find out where they’re headed for NCAA Regionals tomorrow as the NCAA Men’s Golf Selection Show airs live on the Golf Channel at noon ET.

Alejandro Tosti, Florida
Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M
Sam Burns, LSU
Patrick Martin, Vanderbilt
Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss
Matthias Schwab, Vanderbilt
Greyson Sigg, Georgia
Cameron Champ, Texas A&M

Sam Horsfield, Florida
Theo Humphrey, Vanderbilt
Keenan Huskey, South Carolina
Davis Riley, Alabama
Luis Gagne, LSU
Trace Crowe, Auburn
Gordon Neale, Florida
Scott Stevens, South Carolina
Ben Wolcott, Ole Miss

Scott Limbaugh, Vanderbilt

Sam Burns, LSU

John Augenstein, Vanderbilt

Euan Walker, Missouri

John Augenstein, Vanderbilt
Spencer Ralston, Georgia
Luis Garza, Arkansas
Tanapat Pichaikool, Mississippi State
Andy Zhang, Florida
Rory Franssen, Missouri

Alex Green, Alabama
Alvaro Ortiz, Arkansas
Matt Gilchrest, Auburn
Ryan Orr, Florida
Matthew Beringer, Georgia
Stephen Stallings, Kentucky
Ross Bell, Mississippi State
Hayden Buckley, Missouri
Ben Dietrich, South Carolina
Juan Carlos Serrano, Tennessee
Connor Black, Texas A&M
Will Gordon, Vanderbilt