SAPPHIRE, N.C. — South Carolina tees it up for the primary time within the 2021-22 season on Monday on the J.T. Poston Invitational. The Gamecocks first event of the season, the Scenic Metropolis Collegiate (Sept. 20-21) at The Honors Course was canceled as a consequence of heavy rain earlier within the week.
“It is at all times nice to be again in Cashiers and enjoying at Sapphire Valley,” mentioned head coach Bill McDonald. “The golf course is in wonderful form, and it appears like we’ll have some good climate. Our guys seem to be they’re able to go and with getting rained out the primary occasion, I am positive they’re anxious to get going.”
It is the identical lineup for Carolina that was set to debut in Tennessee with All-American Ryan Hall and junior Jack Wall within the prime two spots within the lineup. North Greenville switch Evans Lewis will make his debut in Garnet and Black. Sophomore Rafe Reynolds and true freshman Gene Zeigler would be the last two within the lineup after spectacular rounds within the staff’s last stage of qualifying final week at Columbia Nation Membership. The highly-touted Zeigler, a Florence native, was the SCJGA’s top-ranked participant within the state.
Two people, sophomore Liam Shinn and freshman Nathan Franks may also compete this week.
Western Carolina is the host faculty this week for the occasion previously often known as the Hummingbird Intercollegiate.
Enjoying at a par-71, 7,007-yard format, the gorgeous Nation Membership of Sapphire Valley is a non-public, member-owned membership that incorporates a valley golf course, plush clubhouse, state-of-the-art health heart, and tennis heart. The course meanders by the backdrop of mature hardwood forest and the scenic mountains of the southern Appalachians that present for breathtaking views and a pure setting. The course, which sits on a stage valley ground regardless of its mountainous environment, was initially designed by George Cobb and was up to date by Invoice Bergin.
Within the staff’s earlier outing on the occasion in 2019, Corridor picked up his first collegiate win and the staff completed runner-up after taking pictures a faculty document 806 (-46) due to a field-best 70 birdies.
It is a shotgun begin and a 36-hole day for the sector starting at 9 a.m. (ET) on Monday morning. Carolina will probably be paired with the Catamounts and Center Tennessee State.
2021 J.T. Poston Invitational Field
1. Appalachian State
3. Central Arkansas
7. Georgia Southern
8. Kennesaw State
10. Center Tennessee State
11. Morehead State
12. South Carolina
14. Western Carolina
2021 J.T. Poston Invitational Gamecock Lineup
1. Ryan Hall
2. Jack Wall
3. Evans Lewis
4. Rafe Reynolds
5. Gene Zeigler
IND. Liam Shinn
IND. Nathan Franks