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Scott Stevens

  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • High school Chattanooga Christian
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • High school Chattanooga Christian

Scott Stevens Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2019 PING Third Team All-American
  • 2018-19 Golfweek Third Team All-American
  • 2019 PING All-Southeast Region
  • 2019 First Team All-SEC
  • 2018-19 Srixon/Cleveland Golf Scholar All-American 
  • 2019 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017-18 Srixon/Cleveland Golf Scholar All-American 
  • 2018 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 PING All-Southeast Region
  • 2017 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2017 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2018-19 (SENIOR)

  • Finished an illustrious four seasons at South Carolina with the lowest career scoring average in program history (71.57) after not missing a start his entire career; his 20 career top-10s T-3rd most all-time and his eight top-fives T-7th most all-time
  • Played in all 13 events as a senior and led the team in scoring average (70.59), rounds of par or better (26), top-five finishes (3), top-10 finishes (5) and top-20 finishes (10) en route to his first All-America honors; also was named First Team All-SEC and PING All-Southeast Region
  • His scoring average of 70.59 was the third-lowest for a single season all-time
  • Led the team with 26 rounds of par or better in 37 outings
  • T-3rd at the NCAA Pullman Regional (May 13-15) after matching a career-best 54-hole score of 198 (-12); shot 67-65-65 en route to helping the Gamecocks back to the NCAA Championship with a top-five team finish
  • T-52nd in the stroke play portion of the SEC Championship (April 24-28); defeated Trace Crowe, 2-up, in the SEC Match Play Quarterfinals vs. No. 16 Auburn
  • Finished second at the Southern Intercollegiate (April 15), helping the team to its third win of the spring
  • T-14th after shooting 212 (-4) at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational (April 6-7), shot 70 (-2) in the final round as the team finished second and nearly came back to win the tournament
  • T-16th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (March 24-26), helping the team to its second win of the spring; shot 69 (-3) in the final round
  • T-14th in a loaded field at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational (March 17-19), helping the team finish third; carded a 54-hole total of 208 (-5) at Floridian National Golf Club
  • Tied for runner-up medalist honors at the Palmetto Intercollegiate (March 11-12), shooting 206 (-4) with three rounds in the 60s; helped team to its first win of the spring in which it set the program 54-hole scoring record at 813 (-27)
  • Had four top-20s in the fall, paced by a T-6th finish at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic (Nov. 2-4); shot 203 (-10) with a career-best 64 (-7) in the opening round, T-4th lowest score in program history
  • Went 1-0-1 at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (Oct. 8-9) with a 4&3 win over Stanford’s Isaiah Salinda and an AS match vs. Georgia Tech’s Luke Schniederjans in the semifinals
  • Named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf Scholar All-American and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18 (JUNIOR)

  • One of two players to play in all 12 events, leading the team with a 71.44 scoring average, 10 rounds in the 60s and 24 rounds of par or better in 36 outings
  • His scoring average ranked as the seventh best single-season stroke average all-time and the fourth-lowest scoring average by a junior in program history
  • Led the team with two top-five finishes and tied for the team lead with seven top-20s
  • Score counted in the lineup in 34 of his 36 rounds played (94.44 percent)
  • Had a strong outing in final event of the season after finishing T-11th at the NCAA Bryan Regional (May 14-16) thanks to a 54-hole total of 214 (-2), carded a bogey free 4-under 68 in the final round
  • T-30th at the SEC Championship (April 25-29)
  • T-3rd to lead the team at The Jackrabbit (Oct. 1-3), shot a lights out 205 (-11)
  • Earned runner-up medalist honors at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic (Nov. 3-5) to help the Gamecocks to a second-place finish at the event — carded an 11-under 202, T-7th lowest 18-hole score in program history
  • T-10th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (March 25-27) after posting a 4-under 212
  • T-17th in the team’s final regular season event, the 3M Augusta Invitational (March 31-April 1)
  • T-4th at the 2017 South Beach International Amateur in December

2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)

  • One of two players on roster to play in all 12 events — logged the lowest 18-hole scoring average in program history for a sophomore at 71.26, surpassing PGA standout and former All-SEC pick Wesley Bryan (72.12, 2009-10)
  • His scoring average ranked 42nd in the nation and was the fifth lowest all-time at Carolina
  • Earned PING All-Southeast Region and Second Team All-SEC honors
  • Had three top-five finishes and tied for the team lead with six top-10s
  • T-54th at the NCAA West Lafayette Regional (May 15-17) and T-23rd in the stroke play portion of the SEC Championship (April 21-24) propelling the team into the first ever SEC Match Play
  • Defeated Florida’s Gordon Neale in the SEC Match Play Quarterfinals 2&1 (April 23)
  • Led the team in the fall with a 69.58 scoring average, highlighted by a runner-up medalist finish at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate (Sept. 23-25)
  • Shot 65-66-67 (198, -15) at the Maui Jim, which was the third lowest 54-hole score in program history
  • Had back-to-back T-6th finishes to end the fall at the Camden Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 22-23) and the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic (Nov. 4-6)
  • Continued strong play as he T-2nd at the spring opener, the All-American Intercollegiate (Feb. 17-19) — carded a 66 and 67 in the final two rounds to jump up the leaderboard
  • Bounced back from his only finish outside the top-25 in the spring with a T-2nd (212, -1) showing at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational (March 19-21)
  • T-17th (215, -1) to propel the team to victory at the Hootie At Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, the third consecutive title for the Gamecocks at the event
  • T-10th at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate (April 8-9) with a score of 211 (-2)
  • Score counted in the lineup in 30 of 35 possible rounds (85.7 percent)
  • Led Carolina in par 4 scoring average (4.03) and ranked second on the squad with 18 rounds of par or better, including nine rounds in the 60s
  • Played in the 2017 U.S. Amateur at Riviera Country Club after tying for medalist honors at U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount, N.C.
  • Also played in the 2017 Sunnehanna Amateur and the 2016 South Beach International Amateur
  • Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)

  • Appeared in all 13 tournaments as a freshman
  • Finished the season with a 72.85 scoring average, the third-best freshman average in Gamecock history
  • Placed T-71st at the NCAA Championship, with his final-round 68 (-2) helping the Gamecocks qualify for the match play part of the event
  • Won his match play pairing, 4&3, over Dylan Meyer of Illinois, becoming the first Gamecock in history to win a match play contest at the NCAA Championship
  • Posted five top-10 finishes in his rookie season, including four top-10’s in the spring
  • Tied for 30th at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional, shooting a score of 221 (+5)
  • Carded a 70 (-2) in the final round of the Tuscaloosa Regional to help the Gamecocks qualify for the NCAA Championship
  • Tied for sixth at the Palmetto Intercollegiate, shooting a score of 209 (-1) as Carolina won the tournament
  • Followed that by finishing T-9th with a score of 213 (-3) at the General Hackler Championship, which the Gamecocks won
  • Tied for 10th against a very difficult field at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational, posting a three-round total of 215 (+2)
  • Notched a fourth consecutive top-10 when he tied for sixth at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, with his score of 214 (-2) helping the Gamecocks record another tournament victory
  • Opened his career with a pair of top-20 finishes at the Carpet Capital Collegiate and the Shoal Creek Invitational
  • Earned his first top-10 with a T-10th at the Camden Collegiate Invitational
  • Low round of the fall was a 65 in the second round of the Camden Collegiate, a mark that helped the Gamecocks set a school record at 265

PRIOR TO SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Three-time first-team Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps selection
  • Finished tied for third at the 2012 and 2013 TSSAA Class A-AA State Championship
  • Served as team captain as a junior and senior
  • 2013 Tennessee Junior Amateur Player of the Year
  • Ranked No. 54 overall nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard
  • Ranked No. 35 in the Class of 2015 by Junior Golf Scoreboard
  • Ranked No. 2 overall in Tennessee by Junior Golf Scoreboard
  • Ranked No. 1 in Tennessee in the Class of 2015 by Junior Golf Scoreboard
  • Ranked as high as No. 51 in the Polo Golf Rankings
  • Has recorded two top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes in AJGA events
  • Honor Student

PERSONAL

  • Parents are David and Tricia Stevens
  • Has one sister, Catherine
  • Chose South Carolina because of the success of the golf program and reputation of the business school
CAREER STATISTICS
Year Events Rounds Low 54 Low 18 Par/Better Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 Strokes Average
2015-16 13 40 209 65 16 5 7 2,914 72.85
2016-17 12 35 198 65 18 3 6 7 2,494 71.26
2017-18 12 36 202 65 24 2 4 7 2,572 71.44
2018-19 13 37 198 64 26 3 5 10 2,612 70.59
Total 50 148 198 64 84 8 20 31 10,592 71.57

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