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|
|* Ben Stow, Kentucky||69-73-67—209|
|Logan Harrell, NC State||74-73-66—213|
|Niclas Carlsson, Auburn||70-70-71—211|
|Mitchell Sutton, NC State||67-72-68—207|
|Matt Hill, N.C. State||68-67-69—204|
|Janne Kaske, Augusta State||67-67-65—199|
|Matt Hill, N.C. State||71-67-66—204|
|Wallace Booth, Augusta State||71-69-65—205|
|Jamie Miller, Augusta State||70-64-70—204|
|Scott Jamieson, Augusta State/td>||66-71-68—205|
|* — Won in playoff.|