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Franks Named PING All-Southeast Region
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Franks Named PING All-Southeast Region

South Carolina Athletics

Junior becomes first Gamecock since All-American Ryan Hall and Jack Wall in 2022 to be named PING All-Region

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Junior Nathan Franks was recently named PING All-Southeast Region the Golf Coaches Association of America announced. He becomes the first Gamecock to receive PING All-Region recognition since All-American Ryan Hall and Jack Wall in 2022.

Franks, who ranked second on the team with a 70.86 scoring average, had a trio of top-20 finishes in seven stroke play starts while shooting par or better in 14 of 21 rounds played this season. He picked up the first two wins of his career this spring at the Thomas Sharkey Individual Collegiate (Feb. 3-4) and the Schenkel Invitational (March 15-17).

He posted scores of 204 (-12) and 203 (-13), respectively, in the victories earning SEC Golfer of the Week honors both times.

The Roebuck, S.C., native missed the team’s next four tournaments due to injury and returned for the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (Mary 13-15). He paced Carolina with a T-12th finish at 1-under for the tournament. Franks rose 15 spots up the leaderboard in the final round thanks to a 66 (-6). He was bogey free at 8-under with two holes to play before catching a pair of tough breaks the final finishing holes.

2024 GCAA PING All-Southeast Region Team

Gray Albright, Florida State

J.M. Butler, Auburn

Luke Clanton, Florida State

Canon Claycomb, Alabama

Nathan Franks, South Carolina 

Nick Gabrelcik, North Florida

Connor Gaunt, LSU

Ian Gilligan, Florida

Alex Goff, Kentucky

Jake Hall, Tennessee

Frederik Kjettrup, Florida State

Jackson Koivun, Auburn

Michael La Sasso, Ole Miss

Bryce Lewis, Tennessee

Hunter Logan, Mississippi State

William Moll, Vanderbilt

Jake Peacock, South Florida

Matthew Riedel, Vanderbilt

Gordon Sargent, Vanderbilt

Cole Sherwood, Vanderbilt

Cameron Tankersley, Ole Miss

Jack Turner, Florida

Brendan Valdes, Auburn

Jackson Van Paris, Vanderbilt

Ben van Wyk, Georgia

Evan Woosley-Reed, Tennessee