2019 Hootie Results

University of South Carolina won the Hootie at Bulls Bay by 7 shots over University of Kansas

 


South Carolina claims 2019 Hootie title (The fourth win in five years)

After a record three straight victories, the South Carolina Gamecocks had their winning streak stopped by the University of Mississippi in last year’s Hootie at Bulls Bay Collegiate Invitational. And entering the final round of this year’s tournament, Coach Bill McDonald’s charges found themselves looking up at two teams in their quest to get back in the winners’ circle.

But over those final 18 holes, the Gamecocks caught “fire” to pass both the College of Charleston and Kent State and win their fourth Hootie title in five years. Shooting 11-under-par 277, South Carolina came from three shots back to score a seven-shot victory in the 15th annual Hootie at Bulls Bay, a 54-hole tournament that attracts 15 teams from across the country.

“They came out on fire to start the round today,” McDonald said of his Gamecocks, who were playing their third tournament in three weeks. “I was a little concerned about them to be honest with you. It’s been an awful lot of golf for us over the last couple of weeks.”

But McDonald’s worries quickly subsided. Entering the final round three shots behind Charleston and one behind Kent State, the Gamecocks ripped through Bulls Bay’s front nine, making up 10 shots on the field to take a seven-shot lead at the turn. On the front side, the five USC players had just one bogey between them and the four players whose scores would eventually count – college tournaments score four of five players in each round – were a collective 12 under par for the opening nine.

“The guys showed up this morning and really played a great front nine,” McDonald added. “…  It’s been an amazing couple of weeks. These guys have played some incredible golf, and it’s been fun to watch as their coach.”

The Gamecocks came into the 15th Hootie looking for their second victory in their fourth event of the spring season. Two weeks before coming to Bulls Bay, they won the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken. And in between the two events, they finished third at the Valspar College Invitational in Florida.

In its latest victory, South Carolina was led junior Jamie Wilson, a local Mount Pleasant and Bishop England product who shot nine-under 209 to finish third in the individual scoring. Senior Ryan Stachler tied for eighth at 212, with junior Caleb Proveaux a shot back in a tie for 13th. Will Miles, who holed out from 200 yards for eagle at the par-4 16th in the final round, and Scott Stevens were part of a six-way tie for 16th at two-under 214, as all five Gamecocks finished in red numbers.

Charlie Hillier of Kansas took individual honors, shooting 67-67-69—203, 13 under par. Missouri’s Rory Franssen was second with his 10-under 206. Hillier’s 203 total matched the tournament’s individual scoring record, set just last year by Braden Thornberry of Ole Miss. (Tournament records do not recognize scoring from 2006-2009, when Bulls Bay played as a par-71 course with the fourth hole playing as a par-4.)

Before the Hootie teed off, two team events gave sponsors their shot at the Bulls Bay course. In the four-man tournament for sponsors alone, tagged The Blowfish, Keith Roberts, Donnie Frazzitta, Man Christan and Casey Seitz teamed up for the victory. Doug McFarland, Mark McFarland, Ray Dlugos and Jack Dlugos took second with Leo Leitner, Deno Hloros, Mike Carmody and Rusty  Guy taking third.

In the Noonan, a five-man event that pairs a college player with four sponsors, Thomas Walsh from the University of Virginia teamed with Brad DeBartolo, Brian Spivey, Buck Jones and Ashby Lincoln to best the field. Charleston’s Hunter Dunagan, along with Greg Conde, Patrick Hunt, Steve Cruea and Michael Conde, was second, while fellow Cougar Logan Sowell led the third-place team that included Blowfish winners Roberts, Frazzitta, Christian and Seitz.

                        2019 Hootie at Bulls Bay

                                 Team Scores

South Carolina…………………………………………………………… 279-286-277—842

Kansas……………………………………………………………………….. 282-287-280—849

College of Charleston………………………………………………… 285-277-292—854

Missouri…………………………………………………………………….. 279-296-282—857

Kent State………………………………………………………………….. 280-284-295—859

Iowa State…………………………………………………………………. 287-292-282—861

N.C. State………………………………………………………………….. 291-290-281—862

Kentucky…………………………………………………………………… 290-292-281—863

West Virginia…………………………………………………………….. 287-287-291—865

Duke………………………………………………………………………….. 287-293-287—867

Purdue………………………………………………………………………. 289-295-285—869

Virginia………………………………………………………………………. 286-290-293—869

Wisconsin………………………………………………………………….. 286-297-288—871

Middle Tennessee…………………………………………………….. 289-298-293—880

Mississippi…………………………………………………………………. 288-294-300—882

 

                                 Individual Scores

                                  (Top 25 and ties)

Charlie Hillier, Kansas………………………………………………… 67-67-69—203

Rory Franssen, Missouri……………………………………………. 67-69-70—206

Jamie Wilson, South Carolina……………………………………. 69-69-69—207

Raphael Geissler, Charleston…………………………………….. 69-67-72—208

Alex Smalley, Duke……………………………………………………. 72-68-69—209

Benjamin Shipp, N.C. State……………………………………….. 73-69-68—210

Johnny Travale, Kent State……………………………………….. 70-68-72—210

Julien Paltrinieri, Kent State………………………………………. 67-75-70—212

Lachlan Barker, Iowa State……………………………………….. 70-72-70—212

Logan Sowell, Charleston………………………………………….. 72-68-72—212

Ryan Stachler, South Carolina…………………………………… 70-73-69—212

Tripp Kinney, Iowa State…………………………………………… 69-72-71—212

Caleb Proveaux, South Carolina………………………………… 69-74-70—213

Griffin Barela, Wisconsin…………………………………………… 69-75-69—213

Matthew Sharpstene, WVU………………………………………. 69-69-75—213

Adrien Pendaries, Duke…………………………………………….. 69-72-73—214

Jamie Stewart, Missouri……………………………………………. 68-72-74—214

Logan Perkins, WVU………………………………………………….. 72-71-71—214

Maximillian Mehles, Kentucky………………………………….. 71-73-70—214

Scott Stevens, South Carolina…………………………………… 71-72-71—214

Will Miles, South Carolina…………………………………………. 73-72-69—214

Andrew Orischak, Virginia…………………………………………. 69-73-73—215

Andy Spencer, Kansas……………………………………………….. 70-75-70—215

Fred Allen Meyer, Kentucky……………………………………… 75-70-70—215

Jeff Doty, Kansas……………………………………………………….. 74-70-71—215

Jordan Hahn, Wisconsin……………………………………………. 75-67-73—215

Michael Sass, Charleston………………………………………….. 70-70-75—215

Thomas Walsh, Virginia…………………………………………….. 71-73-71—215

 


Ole Miss sweeps 2018 Hootie at Bulls Bay

Ole Miss shot -19 the final round to win the 14th Annual Hootie at Bulls Bay.

Kent State finished two shots back and Kentucky 3 shots back.

Braden Thornberry won the Jackson Moore Medalist honors shooting a 66 the final round totaling 203.  Lukas Euler from Kentucky was 2 back at 205.

Champions:  Ole Miss 841

2nd: Kent State 842

3rd: Kentucky 844

4th: Iowa State 855

5th: Missouri 856

T6th: Auburn & Wisconsin 858

8th: NC State 860

9th: South Carolina 867

10th: College of Charleston 868

11th: Louisville 879

T12th: Eastern Kentucky & Georgia State 880

14th: Georgia Southern 892

15th: Wofford 908

 


2018 Hootie at Bulls Bay – March 25-27

The field: South Carolina, College of Charleston, Auburn, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Ole Miss, Georgia State, Wofford, Missouri, Louisville, Wisconsin, Georgia Southern, N.C. State, Iowa State and Kent State.

Gamecocks looking to continue Hootie dominance

It took 12 renewals for a team from the Palmetto State to finally break through to win the Hootie at Bulls Bay, one of college golf’s premier events played each spring since 2005. Now, the South Carolina Gamecocks are threatening to make the annual 15-team invitational a 54-hole contest to see who can finish second.

On March 25-27, the Gamecocks will go for an unprecedented fourth straight Hootie championship when Bulls Bay again hosts some of the top collegiate players in the country. Standing in their way will be teams from the College of Charleston, Auburn, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Ole Miss, Georgia State, Wofford, Missouri, Louisville, Wisconsin, Georgia Southern, N.C. State, Iowa State and Kent State.

The event is open to spectators, free of charge.

Until last year, when South Carolina shot 844 to finish four shots ahead of Ole Miss and 10 shots clear of Auburn and N.C. State, no team in Hootie history had ever won the tournament three times, much less three times in a row.  But that all changed in 2017, despite the fact that Mississippi’s Ben Walcott, who claimed medalist honors at 12-under-par 204, and his Rebel teammate, Braden Thorneberry, 205, finished one-two in the individual scoring.

This year, Greenville senior Keenan Huskey, the 2016 individual Hootie champion who finished third at Bulls Bay last year, is back to lead the Gamecocks in their quest for a Hootie ‘quadruple.’ Also returning for South Carolina will be juniors Scott Stevens and Will Miles, both of whom posted one-under 215 scores to finish in a tie for 17th at Bulls Bay one year ago.

As always, tournament “week” tees off on Friday, March 23 with a one-day tournament for sponsors and guests, followed by a special concert for tournament participants, coaches, sponsors and guests by the tournament’s namesake band, Hootie and the Blowfish, that night.

On Saturday afternoon, college players will team with sponsors in an 18-hole team event that precedes an evening cookout and auction.

The Hootie at Bulls Bay Collegiate will be played Sunday through Tuesday.  Spectators are welcome to watch the up and coming tour stars.

 


2017 Hootie at Bulls Bay – March 26-28

South Carolina wins 3rd consecutive Hootie at Bulls Bay!

1st- South Carolina 844

2nd- Mississippi 848

Tie 3rd- Auburn 854

Tie 3rd- North Carolina State 854

5th- Georgia State 859

6th- Kentucky 860

7th- Purdue 861

8th- Missouri 862

9th- Kansas 863

10th- Virginia 864

11th- College of Charleston 867

12th- Houston 875

13th- Richmond 881

14th- Charleston Southern 887

15th- Wisconsin 900

 


2016 Hootie at Bulls Bay

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks defended their title!

 

They shot -23 and won by 15 shots over the College of Charleston Cougars. South Carolina’s Keenan Huskey took the Jackson Moore Medalist honor shooting 65-71-69=205 (-11).

1st – South Carolina 841

2nd- College of Charleston 856

3rd- Auburn 861

4th- Wake Forest 864

5th- Charleston Southern 866

6th- Missouri 868

7th- Duke 870

8th- Kansas 871

9th- North Carolina State 872

10th- Troy 883

11th- Kentucky 883

12th- Wofford 885

13th- Maryland 887

14th- Akron 890

15th- Wisconsin 901

For full results go to www.golfstatresults.com

 

Tournament Results History

2017 University of South Carolina 279-286-279=844
Ben Wolcott, Ole Miss 67-68-69=204
2016 University of South Carolina 277-284-280=841
Keenan Huskey, USC 65-71-69=205
2015 University of South Carolina 280-287-271—838
*Matthew Nesmith, USC 69-68-68—205
2014 Auburn 285-294-273-852
* Ben Stow, Kentucky 69-73-67—209
>2013 Duke University 302-288-284—874
Logan Harrell, NC State 74-73-66—213
2012 Auburn 285-275-294—854
Niclas Carlsson, Auburn 70-70-71—211
2011 LSU 281-284-284—849
Mitchell Sutton, NC State 67-72-68—207
2010 LSU 288-278-279—845
Matt Hill, N.C. State 68-67-69—204
2009 Augusta State 286-272-277—835
Janne Kaske, Augusta State 67-67-65—199
2008 N.C. State 288-279-271—838
Matt Hill, N.C. State 71-67-66—204
2007 *Wake Forest 283-279-278—840
Wallace Booth, Augusta State 71-69-65—205
2006 Wake Forest 275-277-290—842
Jamie Miller, Augusta State 70-64-70—204
2005 *Kentucky 290-287-289—866
Scott Jamieson, Augusta State/td> 66-71-68—205
* — Won in playoff.

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