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George Bryan IV

  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Chapin, S.C.
  • High school Dutch Fork
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Chapin, S.C.
  • High school Dutch Fork

George Bryan IV Bio

  • 2010 PING Third-Team All-America
  • 2010 All-SEC First Team
  • 2010 PING All-Southeast Region
  • 2010 South Carolina Male Co-Athlete of the Year
  • 2009 PING Honorable Mention All-America
  • 2009 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2009 PING All-Southeast Region
  • 2009 Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar
  • 2009 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2008 PING All-Southeast Region
  • 2008 All-SEC First Team
  • 2008 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2007 PING All-Southeast Region
  • 2007 PING Honorable Mention All-America
  • 2007 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
Bryan’s Career Bests
18-hole score 65
54-hole score 201
Tournament finish 1st
Top 10 finishes 17
Top 20 finishes 24

GCAA PING Third-Team All-American…PING All-Southeast Region…First-Team All-SEC…South Carolina Co-Male Athlete of the Year…Only third golfer in South Carolina history to be named an All-American three times (2007, 2009, 2010), joining David Seawell (1994-96) and Kyle Thompson (1999-2001)…Finished Carolina career with best career scoring average in school history (72.37)…His 2009-10 season was also the best in Carolina annals (71.35)…Finished season with three straight top-10s…Tied for medalist honors at SEC Championship with score of 70-66-68=204 (-6); fell to Georgia’s Russell Henley in playoff…Is the second South Carolina golfer to earn at least a share of medalist honors at SEC Championship (Eric Ecker, 1998)…Equaled career-best round with 65 (-7) in second round of Administaff Augusta State Invitational; tied for third place at 206 (-10)…Tied for sixth place in NCAA East Regional with 71-70-66=207 (-3)…Did not have a round higher than 76 all season…Tied for medalist honors at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate at 214 (-2), falling to teammate Paul Woodbury in a sudden-death playoff… Led Gamecocks to 37-shot victory at Rees Jones…Got second top-five finish of the fall with a fifth-place showing at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational…Tied for 16th at Mason Rudolph Invitational… 16 of 31 rounds on the season were at par or better, including eight of final nine rounds… Had five top-10 finishes and eight top-20 finishes as a senior…Finished career with 11 top-5, 17 top-10 and 24 top-20 finishes in 46 events…Advanced to sectional qualifying for U.S. Open.

Named second-team All-SEC and GCAA PING All-Southeast Region…One of three Gamecocks to compete in every event, including the NCAA Championship…Was second on the team with a 72.83 stroke average…Currently stands as the all-time South Carolina leader in stroke average at 72.69 for his career…Helped propel the Gamecocks into the NCAA Championship with a 14th-place tie at the NCAA Southeast Regional, shooting 67 on the final day to finish at 208 (-5)…Was the team’s top finisher in four events…Had two runner-up showings and three other top-10 finishes…Shot five straight rounds in the 60s – final 2 rounds of the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational and all three rounds of the Hootie at Bulls Bay…Named SEC Golfer of the Week for his runner-up showing at the Hootie at Bulls Bay with a 201 (-12)…Finished second at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational, helping the Gamecocks to the team title with a 212 (-4)…Was the low individual for two of the Gamecocks’ team titles…Finished second at the Players Amateur in July…SEC Academic Honor Roll…Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar.

Named first-team All-SEC and GCAA PING All-Southeast Region … was the only Gamecock to compete in every event of the season … was second on the team and 16th in the SEC with a 72.47 average … was the team’s top finisher in four events … closed the NCAA East Regional with a 71 … tied for second at the SEC Championship, the best league finish by a Gamecock since Kyle Thompson finished in the same spot in 1999 … was named national Golfer of the Week by both Golfweek and Golf World and SEC Golfer of the Week on Mar. 17 after winning the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational, his first collegiate victory … picked up a win over Alabama’s Mark Harrell in the No. 1 position of the second-round match at Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play … finished a team-best 18th at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate after carding a career-best 65 in the second round … took third at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with consistent play, scoring 71, 70 and 71 … was a member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll.

Named PING All-Southeast Region and honorable mention All-America after leading the Gamecocks with four top-10 finishes … twice earned SEC Golfer of the Week honors … finished 10th in the NCAA West Regional with a three-round 204, the fourth-lowest tournament score in school history … set the course record with a 66 (-6) in the first round of the Augusta State Invitational at Champions Retreat Golf Club en route to a second-place finish … just missed a top-10 finish at Hootie at Bulls Bay, claiming 11th place … collected his first top-five finish in just his second collegiate tournament, finishing third at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate … member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to South Carolina
Finished first in the South Carolina Heritage Classic Foundation Player Rankings to win the Jay Haas Player of the Year Award in 2005 … played for coach Mark Giles at Dutch Fork High School, which finished fourth at the 2004 State Championship … earned all-state and all-region each year … competed in the British Amateur during the summer of 2006 …qualified for the 2005 U.S. Amateur and made it to match play …also qualified for the 2005 U.S. Junior and advanced to the round of 32 … won the 2005 CPGA Westfield, the 2005 Player’s Championship, the 2005 Florence Junior and the 2004 Charles Tilghman … won the 2003 and 2005 Joe Wyatt and the 2005 Capital City Classic … also placed second at the 2005 Carolinas Junior … member of the All-Carolinas Junior Team.

Parents are George and Valerie Bryan … born Jan. 12, 1988 … younger brother, Wesley, is a sophomore on the Carolina golf team…majoring in sport and entertainment management.

Bryan’s Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2006-07 12 36 2,619 72.75 66 T2nd
2007-08 11 32 2,319 72.47 65 1st
2008-09 12 34 2,476 72.82 65 2nd
2009-10 11 31 2,212 71.35 65 T-1st
Career 46 133 9,626 72.37 65 1st