Mark Anderson
Mark Anderson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beaufort, S.C.

High School:
Beaufort Academy

Height:
5-11


  • 2008 All-SEC First Team
  • 2008 GCAA PING All-Southeast Region
  • 2008 GCAA PING Honorable Mention All-America
  • 2008 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2008 Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar
  • 2007 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2006 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2005 SEC Freshman of the Year
  • 2005 GCAA Third-Team All-America
  • 2005 GCAA PING All-Southeast Region
  • 2005 All-SEC First Team
  • 2005 GCAA All-Freshman Team
  • 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Anderson's Career Bests
18-hole score 66
54-hole score 206
Tournament finish 1st (2x)
Top 10 finishes 7
Top 20 finishes 17
2007-08
Named first-team All-SEC and GCAA PING All-Southeast Region and honorable mention All-America ... led the team and ranked sixth in the SEC with a career-best 72.00 stroke average ... finished the season ranked 40th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index and 52nd in the Golfstat Cup ... turned in six of his seven top-20 finishes this season in the spring, including three top-10 showings ... placed in the top 25 in nine of the 10 events in which he competed ... played well in the first and third rounds of the NCAA East Regional, carding rounds of 69 and 72, respectively ... rallied in the last two rounds of the SEC Championship to finish 15th, his best career finish at that event ... placed a season-best sixth at the rain-shortened Administaff Augusta State Invitational with a total of 140 (-4) ... shot even-par at the Hootie at Bulls Bay to take 14th place ... fired a season-best 68 in the opening round of the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational and went on to finish 19th ... picked up his first top-10 finish of the season at the John Hayt Invitational, claiming a share of ninth place ... went 2-2-0 in Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play with wins against Florida State and Georgia Tech ... was second in the team with a 23rd-place showing at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational ... finished at even par at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate to take 25th place ... led the team in 11th place at The Brickyard Collegiate after an opening-round 69 ... was Carolina's nominee for the SEC's McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship ... was a member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll and a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar.

2006-07
Posted a 74.04 average, competing in nine tournaments ... collected two top-20 finishes, hitting the mark when it counted most in the SEC Championship and the NCAA West Regional ... shot a season-best 68 in each of the first two rounds of the NCAA West Regional en route to a career-best 206 for the tournament and an 18th-place finish ... tied for the team's top spot in the SEC Championship, finishing 16th at 221 after a final-round 69 ... member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll.

2005-06
Finished the season with a 75.13 stroke average ... one of two Gamecocks to compete in every varsity event ... produced three top-30 finishes ... tied for 36th at the NCAA East Regional ... carded a 227 in three rounds at the NCAA Championship to tie for 122nd ... shot a low round of 70 in the second round of the Linger Longer Invitational, finishing the tournament in a tie for 13th ... recorded a top-25 showing at the Hootie at Bulls Bay, placing in a tie for 22nd ... best performance of the spring came with a 10th-place finish in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship ... participated in all four fall events with his best finish coming at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, tying for 12th as Carolina brought home the team title ... member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll.

2004-05
Earned third-team All-America honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) after leading the Gamecocks with four top-10 finishes, including two firsts, and five top-20 spots in his freshman campaign ... earned a spot on the GCAA All-Freshman team ... collected PING All-Southeast Region honors ... named SEC Freshman of the Year ... also was an All-SEC first team selection ... finished with a team-best 73.22 stroke average and twice finished first in a tournament ... tied for 31st place with teammate Eirik Johansen in his first SEC Championship ... won his first outright title at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational a week after tying for first at the Southern Highlands Collegiate ... opened the Southern Highlands with a team-low round of 66 but missed individual medalist honors in a one-hole playoff ... tied for fifth at the Sun Trust Gator Invitational ... named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to South Carolina
Was a six-year letterman at Beaufort Academy ... earned all-conference and all-state honors freshman through senior years ... captured the SCISA Individual State Championship in 2003 and 2004 ... also won the 2003 South Carolina Junior Amateur title ... helped Beaufort Academy to SCISA Region Championships in 2002 and 2003 and to SCISA State Championships in 1999, 2000 and 2003 ... finished in the top five at the 2003 AJGA Hargray Classic and the 2003 AJGA HP Boys Championship ... ranked fourth in the South Carolina junior rankings.

Anderson's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2004-05 9 27 1,977 73.22 66 1st (2x)
2005-06 13 39 2,930 75.13 72 10th
2006-07 9 27 1,999 74.04 68 16th
2007-08 10 29 2,088 72.00 68 6th
Career 44 122 8,994 73.72 66 1st