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Huskey springs into Spring with win

Keenan Huskey shot a bogey free 7-under par 65 to win the championship at the All-American in Houston. (File photo)

South Carolina’s Keenan Huskey shot a bogey free 7-under par in the final round to claim the individual title at the first tournament of the Spring.

Huskey won his fourth individual title with a two-shot victory at The All-American tournament played at the Golf Club of Houston.

The senior from Greenville opened the tournament with two straight rounds of 4-under par 68. He started the final round trailing Auburn golfer Jovan Rebula by two shots.

Trace Crowe, a former Easley High golfer, was tied with Huskey as his Auburn team was in control of the team championship with an eight-shot lead going into the final round.

On the last day Huskey birdied seven holes to go from two back to two up and the win.

“Pretty good week for the team overall, but I couldn’t be happier for Keenan,” said South Carolina coach Bill McDonald. “He looked focused and energized the whole tournament, and he really showed great composure down the stretch,” said the coach.

Huskey is now tied for second place in career college wins at South Carolina with four. (USC photo)

Huskey birdied his second hole and when Rebula bogeyed the third hole Huskey was tied for the lead. He took over the top spot by himself with birdies on the fourth and fifth hole.

The victory was the fourth career college win for Huskey to tie with Matt NeSmith and Cal Paulson for second place among the top USC winners.

PGA Tour player Kyle Thompson has the individual record at South Carolina with five tournament wins.

The Gamecocks finished in fourth place behind the tournament champions from Auburn and Baylor and Ole Miss. The Tigers placed four golfers in the top-seven including Crowe who finished in a tie for fourth place.

Clemson Men 5th in Puerto Rico

Turk Pettit (file photo) is tied with teammate Colby Patton for ninth place at the Puerto Rico Classic after the first round. (Eric Evans Photography)

A pair of freshman golfers led the Clemson Tigers to a fifth place finish after the first round of the Puerto Rico Classic.

Colby Patton and Turk Petitt each carded 2-under par 69s to be in a group of 12 golfers tied for ninth place after the first round. The Clemson team stands at even par.

Oklahoma has the team lead at 10-under par. NC State is second, Georgia Tech is third and Purdue fourth going into the second round.

Boiling Springs high school grad Trevor Phillips is the top Georgia golfer in the field. Phillips is tied for 21st and the Georgia team is eighth.

Stephen Franken of NC State has the individual lead at 9-under par 62.

Clemson women 10th at Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate

Florida has the first round lead at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in New Orleans. The Gators are at 5-under par after the first day

Clemson is tied for 10th place at 9-over par. The top Tiger was Alice Hewson who is tied for ninth place. The Tiger junior is 5-shots behind first round leader Kaeli Jones from Central Florida.



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