Adam Goins
Adam Goins
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Gaffney, S.C.
Major: Criminal Justice
Last School: Gaffney HS

2013-14: Saw action four tournaments …Led the Spartans with a 71.67 stroke average…Claimed one Top 5 finish…Placed in the Top 10 in all four tournaments…The only Spartan to pull off that accomplishment…Claimed a tie for fourth while helping the team win the Rutgers Invitational (Sept. 13-14)…Finished sixth with a 6-under-par score to help lead the team to the championship at the Springhill Suites Intercollegiate (Sept. 9-10)…Posted seven rounds under par to lead the team…Was 298-23 head-to-head for a .928 winning percentage.

2012-13: Led the Spartans on the course again as a junior…Played in all 10 events and 29 rounds for the Spartans…One of two players to play in all 10 tournaments…Topped the Spartans with a 74.1 stroke average…Also led the team with five Top 10 and four Top 5 individual finishes…Also led the team with 12 rounds at par or better…Shot a 66 in the first round of the Rutgers Invitational (Sept. 14) to tie the school’s single round school record…The round helped him win his second straight individual championship at the event…Named A-Sun Golfer of the Week after his win at Rutgers…Also earned a-Sun Golfer of the Week honors in the spring following his second place finish at the Sacramento State Invitational (March 11-12)…Finished under par in three tournaments leading to one win and two second place efforts…Claimed second place at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational (Nov. 5-6) to close out the fall season…Finished in a tie for fourth at the Charleston Shootout (March 4-5)…Helped the team win the team championship at the event…Claimed 15th at the Coca-Cola Wofford invitational (April 15-16)…Finished ninth at the A-Sun Championships (April 21-23)…Had a solid summer of college golf…Won the 2013 Carolina Golf Association’s South Carolina Match Play Championship…Finished second at the prestigious Festival of Flowers tournament (July ).

2011-12: Led the team again as a sophomore…Played in all nine events for the Spartans…Led the team with a 73.9 stroke average…Also topped the squad with a .776 winning percentage…Posted two Top 10 finishes…Turned in two rounds in the 60s and 16 rounds below 75 on the season…Led the team to the championship at the Rutgers Invitational (Sept. 16-17)…Claimed the individual title at Rutgers after winning a playoff over teammate Tyler Comer...Was named the A-Sun Player of the Week after winning the tournament…Turned in an impressive showing against a strong field at the Invitational at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island (Oct. 17-18)…Finished tied for 15th in the tournament…Won three of four matches to help the Spartans to a second-place finish at The Match Play at Reunion (Feb. 13-14)...Also claimed a top 15 showing at the Charleston Shootout (Feb. 27-28)…Claimed a top 10 finish while claiming ninth at the Caribbean Shootout (March 5-7)...Had a solid showing during the summer…Was a semifinalist in the South Carolina Four Ball Championship…Finished tied for fourth at the South Carolina Amateur Championship…Claimed a tie for 16th at the prestigious Cardinal Amateur.

2010-11: Had a tremendous freshman campaign... Became a mainstay in the lineup... Played in nine events and 26 rounds... Played in three fall tournaments and six in the spring... Became the first freshman to ever win a tournament championship when he shot 7-under-par to win the Caribbean Classic (March 9)... Finished the year with a .576 winning percentage and a 74.7 stroke average... Posted six rounds at par or better and seven more within two strokes of par... Finished 17th at the Stetson Invitational (Nov. 8) to close out the fall season... Was 25th at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational (April 12)... Claimed 22nd at the A-Sun Championships (April 20)... Had a solid summer of golf as well... Finished second at the South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship... The only player from South Carolina to qualify for the prestigious Cardinal Amateur.

High School: The third player to join the Upstate program from Gaffney High School and head coach Todd Coggins... A member of the program for five years... A three-time all-region selection in Region III-4A... Earned region Player of the Year honors after winning back-to-back region championships as a junior and senior... Shot a school record 11-under-par to win the region title as a junior... A 4A All-State selection... Named the Spartanburg Herald-Journal's 2010 All-Area Player of the Year... A two-time member of the All-Area team... Finished tied for fifth in the 2010 4A state tournament... Led Gaffney to a third-place finish... Teamed with fellow Spartan Matthew Hopper to lead the Indians to a sixth-place finish in 2009... Was the second-lowest Indian, behind Hopper, in helping Gaffney to a second-place finish in the tournament in 2008... Also claimed the championship at the Orange Jacket Classic with rounds of 66 and 67.. Earned all-tournament honors in five events as a senior... Averaged 72.9 over 18 holes and 35.6 over nine holes... Also solid in junior golf... Advanced to the semifinals of the 2010 South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship... Finished second at 2008 The Blade Junior Classic at Thornblade with a 4-under-par total with rounds of 72 and 68... After opening the 2009 SCJGA Junior Championship at Bulls Bay with a 76, rallied with rounds of 69 and 66 to finish ninth... A member of South Carolina's team participating in the 2009 SC/GA Team Matches, leading South Carolina to an 11 1/2 - 4 1/2 victory.

Personal: Born on Aug. 5, 1992 in Gaffney, S.C... Son of Donnie and Tammy Goins... Has a younger brother, Matthew... A Criminal Justice major.

Hobbies and Favorites: Likes hunting, fishing and playing ping pong…Favorite food is steak…Favorite movie is “Legend of Bagger Vance”…Likes to watch “Homeland” on TV…Denzel Washington is his favorite actor…Likes listening to Chris Young and Luke Bryan…Favorite season is fall…Favorite sports figure is Billy Horschel…His mom was his hero growing up and is the person he admires the most…Favorite quote is, “It doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning is winning.”…Dream job is to be a professional golfer.

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