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Gene Zeigler

  • class Junior
  • Hometown Florence, S.C.
  • High school Trinity Collegiate
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Florence, S.C.
  • High school Trinity Collegiate

Gene Zeigler Bio


  • 2021-22 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2021-22 (FRESHMAN)

  • Saw action in eight stroke play events in first season on campus with five appearances in the lineup and another start at SEC Match Play in the fall
  • Finished the year with a 75.13 scoring average and four rounds of par or better in 23 rounds played
  • T-56th at NCAA Norman Regional (May 17-19) with a 54-hole score of 226 (+10) ; shot career-best score of 66 (-6) in the opening round to grab the 18-hole lead by two shots
  • Was subbed into the lineup right before the start of the second round of stroke play at the SEC Championship (April 20-22) ; shot 76 (+6) and 72 (+2) the final two days of the event
  • Played as an individual in three spring events: Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 13-15), General Hackler Championship (March 13-14) and the Hootie at Bulls Bay (March 27-29)
  • T-25th at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) with a 54-hole score of 220 (+4)
  • Had an impressive Gamecock debut at the J.T. Poston Invitational (Sept. 27-28) ; helped lead the team to a win and finished T-15th at 3-under for the tournament ; opened his college career with a 68 (-3) in round one at Country Club of Sapphire Valley


  • Top-ranked player in the state in the final SCJGA rankings
  • T-9th at the 2021 U.S. Junior Amateur at Pinehurst ; made it to the quarterfinals of match play where he fell 1-up to Luke Potter after he birdied the final two holes
  • Also T-9th at the 63rd SCGA Junior Championship
  • Four-time Region Player of the Year and two-time state champion for the Trinity Collegiate Titans (Darlington, S.C.)
  • 2021 Southern Cross Invitational Champion
  • 2020 Patriot Invitational Champion
  • 2020 Cardinal Newman Invitational Champion
  • 2020 SCJGA Beth Daniel Junior Azalea runner-up
  • 2020 CGA Carolinas Junior Boys runner-up
  • 2019 SCGA and CGA Player of the Year
  • 2019 Fall Challenge Champion
  • 2019 Anderson Brothers Invitational Champion
  • AP Scholar and member of the National Honor Society


  • Son of Ben and Belle Zeigler
  • Mom played college basketball at Sewanee
  • Lifelong Gamecock fan that committed after his freshman year of high school
  • Undecided major
Year Events Rounds Low 54 Low 18 Par/Better Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 Strokes Average
2021-22 8 23 210 66 4 1 1,728 75.13
Total 8 23 210 66 4 1 1,728 75.13