South Carolina Begins Season Monday at Folds of Honor Collegiate
Annual event at American Dunes Club will be televised each day by Golf Channel from 4-7 p.m. (ET)
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – South Carolina opens the 2023-24 season on Monday morning at the Folds of Honor Collegiate. The three-day event at American Dunes Golf Club will be televised by Golf Channel from 4 to 7 p.m. (ET) each round.
Senior Rafe Reynolds, redshirt sophomore transfer Frankie Harris, junior Nathan Franks, sophomore Zach Adams and freshman Bo Carpenter. Harris and Carpenter will be making their Gamecock debuts this week.
“It’s an honor for our program to be competing in The Folds of Honor Collegiate,” said head coach Bill McDonald. “It’s truly one of the more special events in college golf. The Jack Nicklaus redesign is challenging, and our guys will have to be patient. We are excited about getting our season started, and I’m looking forward to watching these guys compete this week.”
The story of American Dunes started when golf legend Jack Nicklaus donated his design fee, proclaiming, “I love the game of golf, but I love my country even more.” The mutual dream of Nicklaus and Lt Col Rooney was to build a course with a mission; raise funds and awareness for Folds of Honor. Nicklaus dug in with the same intensity that produced 18 professional major championships. Over the next two years, American Dunes would come to life a few hundred yards from the east shore of Lake Michigan. The stunning design is a journey through massive sand dunes and will be an inspiring challenge to the field of college golfers. American Dunes highlights powerful stories on all 18 holes and culminates with the Honor Wall behind No. 18 green.
Finally, each team will carry an honor bag tag, representing the Folds of Honor recipients at each of their schools. Folds will award over 9,000 scholarships this fall and has awarded over 1,500 scholarships at the schools playing in this year’s event.
Michigan State and Florida State serve as the host schools for the tournament in conjunction with the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Carolina, Kentucky and Arkansas will represent the Southeastern Conference at the prestigious fall event. The service academies will be represented by Air Force, Army and Navy.
Carolina will be paired with the Black Knights and Arizona for the opening 18 holes. Carpenter will be the first player off in Garnet and Black from hole one at 12:40 a.m. (ET). Live scoring will be available via Golfstat.
2023 Folds of Honor Challenge Field
- Air Force
- Florida A&M
- Florida State
- Grand Valley State (Div. II school qualified via 2022 Folds of Honor Challenge)
- Michigan State
- NC State
- Notre Dame
- Oregon State
- South Carolina
2023 Folds of Honor Collegiate Gamecock Lineup
- Rafe Reynolds
- Frankie Harris
- Nathan Franks
- Zach Adams
- Bo Carpenter