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No. 24 Carolina Finishes Seventh in Final Fall Tournament
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No. 24 Carolina Finishes Seventh in Final Fall Tournament

Scott Stevens T-6th for his 17th career top-10 in 41 career starts

LAHAINA, Hawaii – No. 24 South Carolina was unable to get the low final round it needed, shooting 280 (-4) on Sunday at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic. The Gamecocks finished seventh in the 21-team field despite shooting a season-best 54-hole score of 830 (-22).
Senior Scott Stevens led Carolina with a T-6th finish after shooting 203 (-10), marking his second top-10 of the 2018-19 season. He’s finished in the top-20 in all four of the team’s stroke events this fall. The Chattanooga, Tenn., native posted a 69 (-2) today with four birdies. He shot 36 (-1) on the front (-1) and finished with a bogey free 33 (-1) on the back nine. He started the tournament with a bang on Friday, shooting a career-best 64 (-7) thanks to sinking a 40-foot birdie putt on his final hole of the opening round.

Stevens now has 17 career top-10s in 41 starts, which ties him for fifth all-time in program history with three-time All-American George Bryan IV. 
Freshman Ryan Hall continued his solid play, also shooting 69 (-2) on Sunday. He posted a red number every day at the Royal Ka’anapali Course to finish T-18th at 6-under (207) for the tournament, marking his third top-20 of the fall slate. The Knoxville, Tenn., native had four birdies today. He shot an even par 37 on the front, and was bogey free on the back nine with a 2-under 32. Hall’s 207 is the fourth-lowest 54-hole score in program history by a freshman.
“Scott (Stevens) had a really good tournament and a very solid fall season for that matter,” said head coach Bill McDonald. “I’m really impressed with Ryan Hall’s game and he had another good week for us. Overall, we just never got it going today, and we got smoked by some very good teams. It’s frustrating to not finish better because we were really close to putting it all together this weekend. We’re going to get to work in the offseason. Coach (Ben) Dietrich and I have to figure out how to get our best five guys on the bus if we’re going to be a highly competitive team this spring.”
Senior Ryan Stachler bounced back from a 74 (+3) yesterday with a 1-under 70 today. Stachler was bogey free on the front nine with an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole – he shot 35 (+1) coming in. The Alpharetta, Ga., native finished T-50th at even par for the tournament.
Senior Will Miles finished T-24th with a 5-under 208. The Hilton Head Island, S.C., native tallied a 1-over 72 on Sunday with a pair of birdies. Miles just missed out on his 12th career top-20.
Sophomore Andrew Spiegler struggled with a 76 (+5) in the final round Sunday.
No. 25 Cal, who led going into today, ran away with an 11-shot win thanks to a 20-under 264 in the final round. The Bears’ Sebastian Crampton took home medalist honors with a 196 (-17). He shot 63 (-8) today to come from behind for the victory. Quade Cummins of No. 5 Oklahoma was runner-up medalist with a score of 198 (-15).
The Gamecocks will return home for a two month-plus break before kicking off the spring season in February at the All-American Intercollegiate in Humble, Texas. Stay tuned to for a full release of Carolina’s 2018 spring schedule.

1. Cal – 805 (-47)
2. North Florida – 816 (-36)
3. Oklahoma – 817 (-35)
T4. UCLA – 825 (-27)
T4. Clemson – 825 (-27)
6. Georgia – 827 (-25)
7. South Carolina – 830 (-22)
T8. West Virginia – 835 (-17)
T8. Boise State – 835 (-17)
10. Kansas – 839 (-13)
11. Wyoming – 851 (-1)
12. Houston – 854 (+2)
T13. Washington – 855 (+3)
T13. UCONN – 855 (+3)
T13. Gonzaga – 855 (+3)
16. Sacramento State – 865 (+13)
17. Southern Illinois – 872 (+20)
18. Hawaii – 873 (+21)
19. George Washington – 876 (+24)
20. Air Force – 880 (+28)

T-6. Scott Stevens – 203 (-10)
T-18. Ryan Hall – 207 (-6)
T-24. Will Miles – 208 (-5)
T-50. Ryan Stachler  – 213 (E)
T-90. Andrew Spiegler – 221 (+8)