Baxter Culler is the third men’s golfer in program history to be inducted into the USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame. A native of Hartsville, S.C. and product of Socastee High School, Culler competed on the men’s golf team from 2005-09. Culler graduated from USC Upstate in 2009 with a degree in information management and systems.
During his career, Culler played a pivotal role on the links for USC Upstate. Teaming up with head coach Todd Lawton and USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 inductee Josh Gallman, Culler helped lead the program to a runner-up finish at the 2007 NCAA Division II Nationals.
Culler won a Peach Belt Individual championship in 2007 while also garnering recognition as a Peach Belt All-Conference and All-Tournament Team performer. He was the program’s first-ever All-American selection in 2007, earning Second Team All-America honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America.
During the 2006-07 season, Culler compiled eight top-10 and six top-5 performances and won two individual titles. Those two individual championships rank him tied for third all-time in tournament victories. He recorded a 73.00 stroke average that season which sits as the fifth-lowest season stroke average in program history.
His two wins that season came at the Kiawah Island Invitational and Peach Belt Conference Championship.
Culler currently sits as one of the top performers for USC Upstate in both individual finishes and winning percentage. He ranks tied for second all-time in top-5 finishes with 10 and top-10 finishes with 17. He wrapped up his collegiate career with a .751 winning percentage and places him in third place in program history. Culler also sits fifth all-time with a career stroke average of 74.62.