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Patrick Rada

  • class Senior
  • Hometown Anderson, S.C.
  • High school T.L. Hanna
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Anderson, S.C.
  • High school T.L. Hanna

Patrick Rada Bio

2010 Boyd H. McWhorter Scholarship Nominee
2010 SEC Community Service Team
2009 SEC Community Service Team
2009 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
2007 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Rada[apos]s Career Bests
18-hole score 66
54-hole score 207
Tournament finish T-2nd
Top 10 finishes 5
Top 20 finishes 7

Was one of the team[apos]s top players during the fall season with three top-15 finishes in four events… Posted three top-10 finishes during the season…Runner-up finish at Mason Rudolph Invitational was a career best, posted scores of 67-69=136 (-6)…Shot a career-best 207 (-6) at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, tying for third place in his best tournament of the spring season; shot 66 (-5) in the second round for the best 18-hole score of his collegiate career…Picked up a sixth-place finish at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate, shooting 73-75-74=222 (+6) to help the Gamecocks to a 37-stroke team victory…Four of his first five rounds of the season were under par…Had nine rounds at par or better during the season…Named to SEC Community Service Team.

Competed in 10 of 12 events for the Gamecocks, including the NCAA Championship and SEC Championship…Finished with a season scoring average of 74.54…Equaled a career-low with a 68 in the opening round of the NCAA Southeast Regional to count as one of the four scorers for the round; helped Carolina to a tie for second place and a berth in the NCAA Championship…Was one of three Gamecocks to pick up a top-10 finish at the Mason Rudolph Invitational, shooting a career-best 212 (-1) to help South Carolina to its first team title of the season…Shot 72 (E) in the rain-shortened Cavalier Classic to finish 14th…Was steady at the SEC Championship with a 220 (+4) to finish tied for 21st…Named to the SEC Community Service Team….SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Played in four tournaments with a 74.09 average … made his postseason debut at the SEC Championship … finished a career-best fifth at the Furman Intercollegiate, shaving five strokes off his career low 54-hole total with a 218 (+2) … Collected a win over Matt Hughes of Alabama in the second round of match play after halving his contest with Florida State[apos]s Matthew Savage … opened the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate with a career-low 68 and went on to finish 57th … was a member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll.

Competed in the season-opening tournament then played in three Garnet Team events … finished 17th in the Charleston Southern Fall Invitational (Garnet Team) after claiming fourth in the Coker College Collegiate (Garnet Team) … opened his season with the varsity team at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, highlighted by a second-round 71 … member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to South Carolina
Played for coach Yon Radford at T.L. Hanna High School … capped his high school career by winning the 4A Individual State Championship in 2006 … earned all-state honors as a senior … helped T.L. Hanna advance to State each year during his career and finish in the top four three times (2003, 2004, 2005) … finished No. 2 in the South Carolina Heritage Classic Foundation Player Rankings and made the American Junior Golf Association[apos]s All-America Team in 2005 … played in the U.S. Amateur during the summer of 2006 … competed in the South Carolina-Georgia Team Matches and the Carolinas-Virginias Team Matches … earned medalist honors at both the South Carolina Junior Championship and the AJGA Dunlop Carolina Classic in 2005 … also placed in the top five at the Ballentine Junior, Anderson Sunshine House Junior, Jimmy Self Junior Championship, Georgia-South Carolina Cup, Junior Azalea, PGA Junior Series-Mississippi, South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship, Carolina[apos]s Junior Championship and the South Carolina Junior Four-Ball Championship … one of four players named to the All-Carolinas Junior Team … member of the National Honor Society … selected a member of Junior Leadership Anderson … received the Life Scholarship.

Parents are Ken and the late Janet Rada … born Jan. 7, 1988 … has an older brother, Travis … majoring in business … was named 2007 South Carolina Golf Association Player of the Year.

Rada[apos]s Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2006-07 1 3 226 75.33 71 T71st
2007-08 4 11 815 74.09 68 5th
2008-09 10 28 2,087 74.54 68 9th
2009-10 11 31 2,301 74.22 66 T-2nd
Career 26 73 5,429 74.37 66 T-2nd
(Garnet Team events not counted in career bests and season stroke averages)