No. 4 Gamecocks Set for Stephens Cup on Monday
Carolina one of five top-10 teams in the field this week at Seminole Golf Club
JUNO BEACH, Fla. – No. 4 South Carolina is back for the second consecutive year at the highly coveted Jackson T. Stephens Cup. The format is the same again this year with 54 holes of stroke play (36 on day one) followed by a final day of match play based off stroke play results.
Last year the Gamecocks advanced to the championship vs. LSU, but fell 4-1.
Golf Channel is again providing TV coverage of the event every day. Coverage on Monday will run from 4 to 7 p.m. (ET) and 3 to 6 p.m. the final two days.
The Jackson T. Stephens Cup is an annual collegiate golf tournament named in memory of the late Augusta National Chairman, Jackson T. Stephens, and launched in 2021. The tournament features NCAA Division I National Championship-contending men’s and women’s teams alongside collegiate players representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the United States Service Academies.
This year’s event takes place at Seminole Golf Club with Trinity Forest Golf Club (2023) and Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club (2024) on the docket in the future.
It’s another loaded field this week with No. 1 Stanford (defending National Champions), No. 2 Wake Forest, No. 8 LSU and No. 10 Duke.
Jackson T. Stephens and Warren A. Stephens
Jackson T. Stephens, affectionately known as Jack, was an extraordinary man. An astute investor, philanthropist, sportsman and avid golfer, Jack took up the game of golf later in life at age 36. He served as the fourth Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club from 1991-1998. Jack was drawn to the principles of the game of golf in the life lessons it taught him. To be successful in both, one must have character, be disciplined, and devote time to practice.
Warren Stephens, Jack’s son, joined his father in the investment banking business in 1981 and became President and CEO of Stephens Inc. in 1986. He continues in that role, including Chairman, as the second generation of leadership in the 89-year-old firm. Warren is the Jackson T. Stephens Cup tournament Chairman and founder. When speaking about the event, Warren stated: “Our goal is to create a distinctive and highly-competitive collegiate tournament that is comprised of tomorrow’s PGA TOUR and LPGA stars playing some of the country’s premier golf courses. Dad really enjoyed following amateur golf, especially at the college level. Therefore, he would be very humbled and proud that this tournament is named in his honor.”
Seminole Golf Club
Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida may be the quintessential Donald Ross golf course. It’s known for its broad fairways, restrained green undulations and vast variety of challenging bunkers. Founded in 1929, it was the last course Ross designed by the ocean, separated from the Atlantic by low dunes. It is truly a mecca for the greats of the game, from exalted amateurs to hall of fame professionals. Seminole has had a rich history in the game of golf and recently hosted the 48th Walker Cup Match which resulted in the United States Team victorious over the Great Britain & Ireland team 14-12.
- No. 10 Duke
- No. 8 LSU
- North Carolina A&T
- No. 4 South Carolina
- No. 21 Southern Cal
- No. 1 Stanford
- No.2 Wake Forest
*rankings via WGCA Coaches Poll on Sept. 23, 2022
- Hannah Darling
- Mathilde Claisse
- Louise Rydqvist
- Justine Fournand
- Katherine Muzi