July 15, 2011
Dickson in Hunt at Carolinas Amateur Championship
Myrtle Beach, S.C. – USC Upstate golfer and Spartanburg native Nelson Dickson remained in the hunt for the Carolinas Amateur Championship after the second round on Friday, shooting a 74 on the renowned Dunes Golf and Beach Club course.
July 14, 2011
Dickson 4th at Carolinas Amateur Championship
Myrtle Beach, S.C. – USC Upstate golfer and Spartanburg native Nelson Dickson opened play at the Carolinas Amateur Championship Thursday by firing a 2-under-par 70 at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club and stands tied for fourth heading into the second round on Friday.
July 1, 2011
The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments
In 2007-08, USC Upstate embarked on a new journey for its athletics program, transitioning its sports team from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. After four years of competing as a transitional member of Division I, Upstate is poised to receive full certification by the NCAA with all teams eligible for postseason play in NCAA and A-Sun championships.
June 19, 2011
Goins Finishes Second at S.C. Amateur Match Play Championship
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney native Adam Goins made a spectacular run in the South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship this week, and despite battling all the way to the end, the rising sophomore fell, 3&2, to Mark Joye in the championship match Sunday at Carolina Country Club.
June 18, 2011
Goins Rallies to Advance to S.C. Amateur Championship Match
Spartanburg, S.C. – With a come-from-behind victory in his semifinal match, USC Upstate rising sophomore Adam Goins (Gaffney, S.C.) will have a chance to claim the 39th S.C. Amateur Championship when he tees off in the championship match on Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. at The Carolina Country Club.
June 17, 2011
Goins, Dickson Advance to Quarterfinals of the S.C. Match Play Championship
Spartanburg, S.C. – When Friday’s matches started in the South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship at Carolina Country Club, three of USC Upstate’s golfers were among the 32 players teeing off in the morning. By the end of the day, Spartans Nelson Dickson and Adam Goins, advanced to the quarterfinals accounting for 25 percent of the remaining eight golfers in the tournament.
June 16, 2011
Three Spartans Advance at S.C. Amateur Match Play Championship
Spartanburg, S.C. – A large contingent of USC Upstate golfers descended on the 39th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship at the Carolina Country Club Wednesday and Thursday. Three Spartans advanced to the match play portion of the championship after finishing in the top 31 upon completion of the 36-hole stroke play qualifying Thursday.
June 15, 2011
Seven Spartans Among Top 29 at S.C. Amateur Match Play Championship
Spartanburg, S.C. - The 39th South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship is being played at Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg. One of two home courses for the USC Upstate golf team, the course allowed eight Spartans to make their mark Wednesday and find themselves among the leaders with seven in the top 29 after the first round of stroke play qualifying.
June 5, 2011
Sill Claims Second at SCGA Four Ball Championship
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate rising junior golfer Brad Sill and playing partner Will Ovenden ended their run at the South Carolina Golf Association (SCGA) Four Ball Championship Sunday afternoon, finishing second in the championship played at Carolina Country Club.
April 20, 2011
Hopper Claims Top 10 Finish at A-Sun Championships
Braselton, Ga. – USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Matthew Hopper turned in his best career finish at the A-Sun Championships, finishing tied for 10th after shooting a 74 on Wednesday afternoon. His effort led the Spartans to tie its best finish ever in the event, coming in tied for sixth in the tournament held on the Chateau Course at the Chateau Elan Resort.
April 19, 2011
Spartans Slip to Sixth at A-Sun Championships
Braselton, Ga. – On a day when USC Upstate struggled on the greens, the Spartans turned in a 294 to slip four spots and into a tie for sixth at the 2011 A-Sun Men's Golf Championship on the Chateau Course at the Chateau Elan Resort Tuesday afternoon.
April 18, 2011
Hopper Takes Lead at A-Sun Championship, Spartans Second
Braselton, Ga. – USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Matthew Hopper tied the school record with an opening round 66 and took the individual lead after the first round of the 2011 A-Sun Men’s Golf Championship Monday afternoon at the Chateau Course at the Chateau Elan Resort.
April 17, 2011
Spartans Begin Play at A-Sun Championship Monday
Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate men’s golf team opens play at the 2011 A-Sun Championship Monday morning on the Chateau Course at the Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Ga. Upstate head coach Todd Lawton will look to regain the momentum the team garnered early in the spring season.
April 12, 2011
Spartans Move Up a Spot at Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational
Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s golf team posted a final round 297 and moved up a spot on the leaderboard to finish 12th in the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational held at the Country Club of Spartanburg Tuesday afternoon.
April 11, 2011
Goins 2-Under at Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational
Spartanburg, S.C. – Freshman Adam Goins continues to lead the USC Upstate men’s golf team, opening the first day of the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational at the Country Club of Spartanburg with rounds of 72 and 70 to finish the day at 2-under-par and in 12th place.
April 9, 2011
Goins Leads Spartans at River Landing Intercollegiate
Wallace, N.C. – USC Upstate freshman and Gaffney, S.C., native Adam Goins fired his third-straight solid round, but the Spartans could not make up any ground and finished 14th in the River Landing Intercollegiate hosted by East Carolina at River Landing Country Club Saturday afternoon.
April 8, 2011
Gions in Top 30 at River Landing Intercollegiate
Wallace, N.C. – Gaffney, S.C., native and USC Upstate standout freshman Adam Goins fired back-to-back rounds of 73 Friday afternoon and stands tied for 29th heading into the final round of the River Landing Intercollegiate.
April 7, 2011
Spartans Set for Back-to-Back Tournament Appearances
Spartanburg, S.C. - Coming off of a third-place finish at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate, the USC Upstate men’s golf team will be back in action in two tournaments over a five-day period when it takes to the course at the River Landing Intercollegiate and the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational. The River Landing Intercollegiate will be played April 8-9 at River Landing Country Club in Wallace, N.C., and the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational will be played April 11-12 at the Country Club of Spartanburg.
March 22, 2011
Upstate Takes Third, Comer Fourth at C&F Bank Intercollegiate
Williamsburg, Va. – The USC Upstate men’s golf team shot its second straight 291 to finish third and Spartanburg native Tyler Comer finished with another solid round to finish fourth in the individual standings at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon.
March 21, 2011
Spartans on the Tee at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate
Spartanburg, S.C. - Two weeks after winning the Caribbean Intercollegiate with freshman Adam Goins winning the individual championship and a week after competing in one of the top tournaments in college golf, the USC Upstate men’s golf team heads back to the course to face a large field in the C&F Bank Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday.
March 21, 2011
Comer Fourth, Spartans Third at C&F Bank Intercollegiate
Williamsburg, Va. – Spartanburg native Tyler Comer hasn’t suited up in a tournament for the USC Upstate men’s golf team since October, but made a strong return to the lineup Monday afternoon by shooting a 2-under-par 70 in the first round of the C&F Bank Intercollegiate. His performance helped lead the Spartans to finish the day in third place heading into Tuesday’s final round.
March 14, 2011
Sill Claims Top 25 Finish at General Hackler Championship
Murrells Inlet, S.C. – USC Upstate men’s golfer Brad Sill claimed a top 25 finish in one of the most prestigious college golf tournaments in the Southeast Monday, finishing tied for 24th in the General Hackler Championship played at the TPC of Myrtle Beach.
March 13, 2011
Spartans Look to Carry Momentum into General Hackler Invitational
Spartanburg, S.C. - Coming off of its school-record performance and team championship at the Caribbean Intercollegiate earlier in the week, the USC Upstate men’s golf team returns to action Sunday morning in one of the most prestigious tournaments of the season at the General Hackler Invitational.
March 13, 2011
Hopper Leads Spartans at General Hackler Championship
Murrells Inlet, S.C. – Gaffney native Matthew Hopper shot rounds of 77 and 74 to lead the USC Upstate men’s golf team at the General Hackler Championship Sunday afternoon at the TPC of Myrtle Beach. The Spartans stand 12th in the field of 17 teams.
March 9, 2011
Goins, Upstate Win Caribbean Intercollegiate
Ponce, Puerto Rico – USC Upstate fired its second-straight 282 to post a school record 17-under-par total, and freshman Adam Goins (Gaffney, S.C.) shot an even-par 72 to finish at 7-under par to take home the individual championship as Upstate swept the championships at the Caribbean Intercollegiate Wednesday afternoon at the Caribe Costa Golf Resort.
March 8, 2011
Goins, Spartans Look for Tournament Titles at Caribbean Intercollegiate
Ponce, Puerto Rico – Adam Goins recorded five birdies and shot a 68 to vault into the individual lead after 36 holes and USC Upstate maintained its position atop the leaderboard at the Caribbean Intercollegiate Monday afternoon. The Spartans are in position to win a team and individual championship heading into the final round on Wednesday.
March 7, 2011
Horton, Upstate Lead Caribbean Intercollegiate
Ponce, Puerto Rico – USC Upstate men’s golfer and Boiling Springs native Brian Horton certainly loves the island life. A year ago, he claimed his first collegiate individual championship at the Palmas Del Mar Collegiate Classic in Puerto Rico. On Monday, he shot a 5-under-par 67 to vault into the individual lead and push the Spartans to the team lead after the first round of the Caribbean Intercollegiate at the Costa Caribe Golf Resort.
March 6, 2011
Horton, Spartans Look for Second-Straight Tropical Win
Spartanburg, S.C. - Last year, Brian Horton broke through to win a share of the Palmas Del Mar Collegiate Classic with teammate Josh Gallman. When Upstate begins play at the Caribbean Shootout on Monday, he will look for his second consecutive tournament title in Puerto Rico.
March 1, 2011
Horton, Sill Earn Top 20 Finishes at Charleston Shootout
Hollywood, S.C. – A pair of area golfers led USC Upstate’s effort at the Charleston Shootout as Boiling Springs’ Brian Horton and Spartanburg’s Brad Sill claimed a tie for 16th individually as the Spartans took home eighth-place in the 15-team men’s golf tournament which ended Tuesday at the Links at Stono Ferry.
February 28, 2011
Upstate Opens Spring Season at Charleston Shootout
Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate men’s golf team has left the winter behind and begins the spring season on the coast of South Carolina, playing in the Charleston Shootout at the Links at Stono Ferry in Hollywood, S.C., Monday and Tuesday.
February 28, 2011
Horton in Fourth Place at Charleston Shootout
Hollywood, S.C. – Boiling Springs native Brian Horton began the spring season in grand fashion, turning in back-to-back rounds of 71 on Monday, holding down a tie for fourth place individually at the Charleston Shootout. His play helped lead the Spartans on the day as Upstate stands sixth in the 15-team field heading into Tuesday’s final round.
November 9, 2010
Sill Finishes 2nd, Spartans 3rd At Stetson Invitational
DeLand, Fla. – Spartanburg native and USC Upstate golfer Brad Sill finished with a 1-over-par 73 to finish second at the Stetson Invitational Tuesday afternoon. His effort allowed Upstate to finish the fall season with a third-place finish in the tournament.
November 8, 2010
Spartans End Fall Season At Stetson Invitational
Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate and head coach Todd Lawton will look to finish off the fall with a strong showing at the Stetson Invitational which starts Monday at Victoria Hills Country Club in DeLand, Fla. The tournament is hosted by Stetson and the Spartans will make their fourth-straight appearance in the tournament.
November 8, 2010
Sill Double-Eagles Way To Lead At Stetson Invitational
DeLand, Fla. – Buoyed by a double eagle on the par-5 15th hole in the day’s second round, USC Upstate sophomore and Spartanburg native Brad Sill fired two rounds under par and stands tied for the tournament lead Monday afternoon in the Stetson Invitational at the Victoria Hills Country Club.
October 22, 2010
Gallman Advances To Seocnd Stage Of PGA Q School
Kannapolis, N.C. When former USC Upstate mens golfer Josh Gallman stepped onto the tee to start the final round of the First Stage of PGA Q School at the Club at Irish Creek Friday, he knew that all he needed was a solid round and he would advance to the Second Stage. He did just that, shooting an even-par 71 to finish tied for 15th and advance further into Q School.
October 21, 2010
Gallman Remains Strong At PGA Q School
Kannapolis, N.C. Former USC Upstate mens golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman turned in his second straight round under par and is tied for 14th after 54 holes of the First Stage of PGA Q School Thursday afternoon at the Club at Irish Creek.
October 20, 2010
Gallman Rallies With 67 To Move Up In PGA Q School
Kannapolis, N.C. Former USC Upstate mens golfing great and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman rallied with six birdies on his last 14 holes to shoot a 4-under-par 67 in the second round of the First Stage of PGA Q School Wednesday afternoon at the Club at Irish Creek. He moved up 32 positions on the leaderboard and stands tied for 18th midway through the stage.
October 19, 2010
Gallman, Lawrence Play First Round Of PGA Q School
Kannapolis, N.C. Former USC Upstate golfers Josh Gallman (Gaffney, S.C.) and Michael Lawrence (Easley, S.C.) opened play in the First Stage of the 2010 PGA Q School Tuesday at the Club at Irish Creek. Gallman carded a 2-over 73, while Lawrence opened with a 6-over 77.
October 19, 2010
Hopper Finishes 3rd, Upstate 6th At Davidson Invitational
Davidson, N.C. Coming out of Gaffney high School, sophomore Matthew Hopper had a reputation for having a tremendous amount of skill and loads of potential. Tuesday, he fired his second-straight round under par to finish 2-under for the tournament and claim his first top five and top 10 individual showing by finishing tied for third at the Davidson invitational. His performance helped Upstate move up two places on the leaderboard and into sixth place to finish the tournament.
October 18, 2010
Upstate Joins Strong Regional Field At Davidson Invitational
Spartanburg, S.C. Looking for that one combination of players to provide a consistent approach and lower scores, USC Upstate head coach Todd Lawton will send his fourth different lineup into action for the Davidson Invitational Monday and Tuesday.
October 18, 2010
Gallman, Lawrence Begin FIrst Stage Of PGA Q School
Spartanburg, S.C. Just six short months ago, former USC Upstate golfers Josh Gallman and Michael Lawrence were wrapping up their college careers. Tuesday, the two will take to the course at the Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, N.C., in the First Stage of PGA Q School.
October 18, 2010
Hopper Fifth Heading Into Final Round At Davidson Invitational
Davidson, N.C. USC Upstate mens golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Matthew Hopper turned in a sold 75 in the first round of the Davidson Invitational Monday morning, then carded a 3-under-par 69 in the second round Monday afternoon to vault into a tie for fifth heading into the final round on Tuesday.
October 12, 2010
Horton Claims Top 20 Finish At Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate
Pooler, Ga. In his first tournament of the year, USC Upstate sophomore mens golfer and Boiling Springs, S.C., native Brian Horton claimed a top 20 finish to lead the Spartans at the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate that wrapped up Tuesday at the Savannah Quarters Country Club. Upstate finished 10th in the 14-team tournament.
October 11, 2010
Spartans Send Six For Tough Test At Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate
Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate head coach Todd Lawton will send his third different lineup into the third tournament this fall when the Spartans play in the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate hosted by Georgia Southern at Savannah Quarters Country Club Monday and Tuesday.
October 11, 2010
Horton Tied For 10th At Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate
Pooler, Ga. USC Upstate mens golfer and Boiling Springs native Brian Horton followed a solid opening round 73 by going low with a 4-under-par 68 in the second and is tied for 10th place at the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate Monday at Savannah Quarters Country Club.
September 26, 2010
Oref Claims First Career Top 20 Finish, Spartans 9th At Sea Trail
Sunset Beach, S.C. In his first tournament in almost a year, sophomore McKenzie Oref claimed his first ever top 20 finish to finish as the low Spartan, and the USC Upstate mens golf team finished tied for ninth in the Sea Trail Intercollegiate Sunday afternoon at the Sea Trail Golf Resort.
September 25, 2010
Spartans 7th At Sea Trail Intercollegiate
Sunset Beach, S.C. Will Graves turned in his second straight solid round and the USC Upstate mens golf team shot a second round 295 at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate on Saturday, good for seventh in the team standings heading into Sundays final round.
September 24, 2010
Upstate Hits The Links At Sea Trail Intercollegiate
Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate mens golf team will hit the links for the second time this season when it returns to the Sea Trail Intercollegiate this weekend for the third time in the last four years.
September 24, 2010
Oref Ties Upstate's Single Round Record To Lead Strong Spartan Effort
Sunset Beach, N.C. McKenzie Oref has waited for his opportunity to get back on the course for USC Upstate and on Friday showed exactly what kind of talent he has as the sophomore from Easley, S.C., shot a 66 in the first round of the Sea Trail Intercollegiate, tying the schools single-round record along the way.
September 24, 2010
Gallman, Lawrence Earn Spots In PGA Q School
Valdosta, Ga. Former USC Upstate standouts Josh Gallman and Michael Lawrence each did what they had to do on Friday to secure a spot in the PGA Q School as both earned their ticket at a pre-qualifying tournament at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.
September 23, 2010
Gallman 12th In Pre-Qualifying For PGA Q School
Valdosta, Ga. Former USC Upstate standout golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman carded a 73 in the third round of the Pre-Qualifying Tournament for the PGA Q School Thursday afternoon at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.
September 22, 2010
Gallman 10th, Lawrence 19th At PGA Q School Pre-Qualifying
Valdosta, Ga. Former USC Upstate standouts Josh Gallman and Michael Lawrence are halfway through pre-qualifying for the PGA Tour Q School, and both are in position to advance to the first stage of Q School with 36 holes to play in the pre-qualifying tournament at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club Wednesday afternoon.
September 21, 2010
Gallman Second In Pre-Qualifying For PGA Q School
Valdosta, Ga. Former USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman began his pursuit of qualifying for the PGA Tour Tuesday. He opened the first round of pre-qualifying for the PGA Tours Q School by shooting a 3-under-par 69 and is tied for second heading into Wednesdays second round at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.
September 14, 2010
Comer's 73 Not Enough For Spartans At Springhill Suites Intercollegiate
Florence, S.C. Aside from a solid round from former Broome High School standout Tyler Comer, who shot a team-best 73, USC Upstate faltered in the final round of the Springhill Suites Intercollegiate and finished 15th in the tournament Tuesday afternoon at the Country Club of South Carolina.
September 13, 2010
Sill Leads Spartans At Springhill Suites Intercollegiate
Florence, S.C. It took a year for Brad Sill to put on a USC Upstate golf shirt, but when he did, he made it count as the sophomore and Dorman High School graduate stands tied for eighth after day one of the Springhill Suites Intercollegiate at the Country Club of South Carolina Monday afternoon.
September 12, 2010
Spartans Open Season At Springhill Suites Intercollegiate
Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate head coach Todd Lawton is set to open his sixth season as head coach of the mens program when the Spartans tee off in the Springhill Suites Intercollegiate at the Country Club of South Carolina Monday morning. When he takes his team to the course, it will be the first with no players connected with the 2006-07 team that finished second by one stroke in the NCAA Division II National Championships.
August 28, 2010
Catching A Rising Star
Spartanburg, S.C. An interesting dynamic exists for coaches and staff who work in a college athletics departments across the country. If you stay at any one place long enough, every year you see turnover in the student-athletes attending your school while you remain in the same position with mostly the same responsibilities year after year. A new crop of student-athletes replaces the crop that just exited. And whether a student-athlete remains at your school for one or four years (sometimes five if necessary for graduation), the cycle continues.
August 27, 2010
Gallman Misses Cut At Knoxville News Sentinel Open
Farragut, Tenn. Former USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman had his stay in his first appearance on the PGAs Nationwide Tour event, carding a 77 in the second round of the Knoxville News Sentinel Open and missed the cut Friday afternoon at the Fox Den Country Club.
August 26, 2010
Gallman Shoots 2-Under In Knoxville News Sentinel Open
Farragut, Tenn. Playing in his first event on the PGAs Nationwide Tour, former USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman carded a 2-under-par 70 and stands in a tie for 34th heading into Fridays second round of the Knoxville News Sentinel Open at the Fox Den Country Club.
August 25, 2010
Lawrence Finishes Tied For 4th At Carolina Lakes
Indian Land, S.C. Former USC Upstate golfer and Easley, S.C., native Michael Lawrence carded rounds of 72 and 65 to finish tied for fourth in the Carolina Lakes tournament on the Carolinas Pro Golf Tour Wednesday afternoon.
August 23, 2010
Gallman Qualifies For First Nationwide Event
Telico Village, Tenn. In what has been a steady progression of accomplishments as a professional golfer this summer, former USC Upstate standout and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman has attained perhaps his top achievement so far, shooting a 65 in Mondays qualifier to earn a spot in the Knoxville New Sentinel Open on the Nationwide Tour.
August 19, 2010
Gallman Finishes 5th In Cabarrus Event On Carolinas Pro Tour
Cabarrus, N.C. Former USC Upstate standout golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman fired the second-lowest round of the day, a 5-under-par 67, in the final round to finish in a tie for fifth at the Cabarrus Country Club event on the Carolinas Pro Golf Tour Thursday afternoon.
August 18, 2010
Gallman Makes Cut In Another Pro Event
Cabarrus, N.C. After taking a couple of weeks off from competition, former USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman shot rounds of 69 and 71 to make the cut in the Cabarrus Country Club stop on the Carolina Pro Golf Tour.
August 9, 2010
Lawrence Notches First Professional Tournament Win
Shelby, N.C. Former USC Upstate golfer Michael Lawrence fired a 5-under-par 67 to win his first tournament as a professional at the RiverBend event on the Carolina Mountain Tour Monday afternoon.
August 7, 2010
Spartans Continue Play At South Carolina Amateur Championship
Blythewood, S.C. USC Upstate golfer Matthew Hopper continued to lead the Spartan contingent in the 79th South Carolina Amateur Championship, shooting a 74 in the second round on Saturday as one of two Upstate players to make the cut for Sundays final round.
August 6, 2010
Hopper Sits In Top 10 At South Carolina Amateur
USC Upstate golfer Matthew Hopper shot a one-under-par 70 Thursday and sits in a tie for eighth at the 79th South Carolina Amateur Championship as Fridays second round was washed away by poor weather conditions at the Columbia Country Club.
July 17, 2010
Gallman Shoots 64 To Finish 2nd In Southern Open
Kannapolis, N.C. Former USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman graduated in May as the owner of the programs all-time single-round record of 66. As a pro, Gallman has lowered his personal-best round by two strokes, firing a 64 in the final round of the Southern Open on the eGolf Tour, vaulting out of a tie for fifth to finish second at 17-under-par, one stroke out of first place.
July 16, 2010
Gallman 5th At Southern Open On eGolf Tour
Kannapolis, N.C. Former USC Upstate golfer and Gaffney, S.C., native Josh Gallman shot his second straight 66 in the third round of the Southern Open on the eGolf Tour and stands 10-under-par and in a tie for fifth-place heading into Saturdays final round.