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Mark Anderson

  • class Senior
  • Hometown Beaufort, S.C.
  • High school Beaufort Academy
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Beaufort, S.C.
  • High school Beaufort Academy

Mark Anderson Bio

  • 2008 All-SEC First Team
  • 2008 GCAA PING All-Southeast Region

2008 GCAA PING Honorable Mention All-America
2008 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
2008 Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar
2007 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
2006 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
2005 SEC Freshman of the Year
2005 GCAA Third-Team All-America
2005 GCAA PING All-Southeast Region
2005 All-SEC First Team
2005 GCAA All-Freshman Team
2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Anderson[apos]s Career Bests
18-hole score 66
54-hole score 206
Tournament finish 1st (2x)
Top 10 finishes 7
Top 20 finishes 17

Named first-team All-SEC and GCAA PING All-Southeast Region and honorable mention All-America … led the team and ranked sixth in the SEC with a career-best 72.00 stroke average … finished the season ranked 40th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index and 52nd in the Golfstat Cup … turned in six of his seven top-20 finishes this season in the spring, including three top-10 showings … placed in the top 25 in nine of the 10 events in which he competed … played well in the first and third rounds of the NCAA East Regional, carding rounds of 69 and 72, respectively … rallied in the last two rounds of the SEC Championship to finish 15th, his best career finish at that event … placed a season-best sixth at the rain-shortened Administaff Augusta State Invitational with a total of 140 (-4) … shot even-par at the Hootie at Bulls Bay to take 14th place … fired a season-best 68 in the opening round of the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational and went on to finish 19th … picked up his first top-10 finish of the season at the John Hayt Invitational, claiming a share of ninth place … went 2-2-0 in Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play with wins against Florida State and Georgia Tech … was second in the team with a 23rd-place showing at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational … finished at even par at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate to take 25th place … led the team in 11th place at The Brickyard Collegiate after an opening-round 69 … was Carolina[apos]s nominee for the SEC[apos]s McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship … was a member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll and a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar.

Posted a 74.04 average, competing in nine tournaments … collected two top-20 finishes, hitting the mark when it counted most in the SEC Championship and the NCAA West Regional … shot a season-best 68 in each of the first two rounds of the NCAA West Regional en route to a career-best 206 for the tournament and an 18th-place finish … tied for the team[apos]s top spot in the SEC Championship, finishing 16th at 221 after a final-round 69 … member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll.

Finished the season with a 75.13 stroke average … one of two Gamecocks to compete in every varsity event … produced three top-30 finishes … tied for 36th at the NCAA East Regional … carded a 227 in three rounds at the NCAA Championship to tie for 122nd … shot a low round of 70 in the second round of the Linger Longer Invitational, finishing the tournament in a tie for 13th … recorded a top-25 showing at the Hootie at Bulls Bay, placing in a tie for 22nd … best performance of the spring came with a 10th-place finish in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship … participated in all four fall events with his best finish coming at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, tying for 12th as Carolina brought home the team title … member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll.

Earned third-team All-America honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) after leading the Gamecocks with four top-10 finishes, including two firsts, and five top-20 spots in his freshman campaign … earned a spot on the GCAA All-Freshman team … collected PING All-Southeast Region honors … named SEC Freshman of the Year … also was an All-SEC first team selection … finished with a team-best 73.22 stroke average and twice finished first in a tournament … tied for 31st place with teammate Eirik Johansen in his first SEC Championship … won his first outright title at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational a week after tying for first at the Southern Highlands Collegiate … opened the Southern Highlands with a team-low round of 66 but missed individual medalist honors in a one-hole playoff … tied for fifth at the Sun Trust Gator Invitational … named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to South Carolina
Was a six-year letterman at Beaufort Academy … earned all-conference and all-state honors freshman through senior years … captured the SCISA Individual State Championship in 2003 and 2004 … also won the 2003 South Carolina Junior Amateur title … helped Beaufort Academy to SCISA Region Championships in 2002 and 2003 and to SCISA State Championships in 1999, 2000 and 2003 … finished in the top five at the 2003 AJGA Hargray Classic and the 2003 AJGA HP Boys Championship … ranked fourth in the South Carolina junior rankings.

Anderson[apos]s Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2004-05 9 27 1,977 73.22 66 1st (2x)
2005-06 13 39 2,930 75.13 72 10th
2006-07 9 27 1,999 74.04 68 16th
2007-08 10 29 2,088 72.00 68 6th
Career 44 122 8,994 73.72 66 1st