Will Starke
Will Starke

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chapin, S.C.

High School:
Chapin


  • 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2013-14

Starke's Career Bests
18-hole score 64
54-hole score 211
Tournament finish 1st
Top 10 finishes 7
Top 20 finishes 9
Had a breakout year, becoming one of the team's top golfers...Earned a spot in the lineup in all 12 tournaments...Matched the team high with seven top-20 finishes...Tied for the team lead with four top-five finishes, which are tied for the fifth most in a single season in school history...Led the team with a stroke average of 72.20, which ranks eighth all-time for a single season at South Carolina and is the third lowest stroke average for a sophomore in school history...Opened season with a tie for fifth finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a total of 214 (-2)...Closed out the fall with a tie for fourth showing at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic with a total of 216 (E)...Tied for fifth at the Palmetto Intercollegiate with a total of 214 (+4)...Won first career tournament, claiming first at the Seahawk Intercollegiate with a total of 137 (-7), the fifth lowest 36-hole tournament total in program history...Named SEC Golfer of the Week for win at Seahawk Intercollegiate...Followed up with a seventh-place finish at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate with a total of 212 (-4)...Finished tied for 16th at the NCAA Eugene Regional with a total of 217 (+7)...Tied for 55th at the NCAA Championship after holding the first-round lead...Fired a career-low 64 on two occasions - Seahawk Intercollegiate and NCAA Championship - to become the first Gamecock golfer of record to so twice in the same season...Member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13
Came on strong in the spring to lock down a spot in the postseason lineup...Played in six tournaments and recorded two top-10 finishes...Ranked fifth on the team with a stroke average of 74.11...Opened collegiate career with a runner-up finish at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic with rounds of 70-73-69=212 (-1) to help lead the Gamecocks to the program's first tournament win since 2009...Played a key role in leading South Carolina to a runner-up finish at the SEC Championship, finishing tied for 63rd with rounds of 79-75-75=229 (+19)...Tied for ninth at the NCAA Columbus Regional with a total of 217 (+4), including a career-low 68 in the first round...Tied for 116th at the NCAA Championship with rounds of 70-75-74=219 (+9)...Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO SOUTH CAROLINA
Had a stellar career at Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C. ...Highly ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard...Qualified for the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur...Finished second in the stroke play portion of the event with rounds of 68-71=139 (-5)...Advanced to the quarterfinals of match play...Claimed first at the 2011 Southern Cross and tied for fifth at the 2011 Big `I' National Championship...Member of the Carolinas Junior team in both 2010 and 2011...Finished tied for first at the 2011 Carolinas Golf Association Junior and tied for second in 2010...Placed third at the 2011 South Carolina Junior...Received the 2011 David Parrott Memorial Award...Member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club.

PERSONAL
Full name is William Andrew Starke...Born Dec. 20, 1993...Parents are Tom and Sue Starke...Major is undecided.

Starke's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2012-13 6 18 1,334 74.11 68 2nd
2013-14 12 35 2,527 72.20 64 1st
Career 18 53 3,861 72.85 64 1st