Men's Golf Announces 2019 Spring Slate
Gamecocks open the season at All-American Intercollegiate, Feb. 17-19
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina men’s golf announced its 2019 spring schedule on Thursday morning. The Gamecocks will play in five tournaments before starting the postseason in late April.
“We have a challenging and strong schedule this spring,” said head coach Bill McDonald. “It will be good to get back to historic Palmetto Golf Club, and the Valspar Collegiate is one of the premier events in college golf. We are looking forward to getting started next month in Houston, which has been one of our favorite events for several years now.”
Carolina opens the spring for the third-consecutive season at the All-American Intercollegiate in Humble, Texas, Feb. 17-19, at Golf Club of Houston. Former All-American Keenan Huskey was the medalist last year after setting the tournament scoring record with a 201 (-15). His fourth-career win helped the team to a third-place finish.
The Gamecocks take a couple weeks off before gearing up for three tournaments in a two-week stretch, beginning with the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate (March 11-12). Carolina then heads south for the Valspar Collegiate Invitational (March 17-19). Last year’s field at Floridian Golf Club featured seven top-20 teams. The Gamecocks conclude the busy stretch in the Lowcountry at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (March 24-26). Carolina has played in the event every season since its inception in 2005, winning three of the last four seasons. The team will then finish the regular season at the 3M Augusta Invitational (April 6-7).
The SEC Championship will take place April 24-28 in St. Simons Island, Ga. For the 19th consecutive year, the nation’s premier collegiate golf conference will determine its champion at Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course. The format remains the same as the past two seasons with 54-hole stroke play followed by an eight-team cutline for match play.
NCAA Regionals take place May 13-15, and TPC Myrtle Beach is one of six sites across the country hosting regionals. The NCAA Championship takes place May 24-29 at The Blessings in Fayetteville, Ark.