Caleb Sturgeon
Caleb Sturgeon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Laurens, S.C.

High School:
Laurens


  • 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2012 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2013-14

Sturgeon's Career Bests
18-hole score 65
54-hole score 205
Tournament finish 1st
Top 10 finishes 8
Top 20 finishes 14
Earned a spot in the lineup in all 12 events...Recorded four top-20 finishes...Claimed second career win, capturing the Badger Invitational title with a total of 206 (-10)...Matched career-low with a 65 (-7) in the first round of the Badger Invitational...Named Golfweek National Golfer of the Week (10/8) for win at Badger Invitational...Finished tied for 14th at the Rees Jones Invitational with a total of 222 (+6)...Tied for 13th at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic with a total of 221 (+5)...Helped Gamecocks win Seahawk Intercollegiate with tie for 18th finish with a 36-hole total of 146 (+2)...Narrowly missed a top-20 finish at the NCAA Eugene Regional, tying for 22nd with a total of 220 (+10)...Tied for 29th at the NCAA Championship with a total of 210 (E), including an opening-round 66 (-4)...Ranked fourth on the team with a stroke average of 72.89...Career average of 73.06 currently ranks fifth all-time at South Carolina...Posted 12 rounds of par or better...Member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13
One of the most consistent performers on the team...Played in all 12 tournaments...Recorded six top-20 finishes, including four top-10 showings...Ranked third on the team with a stroke average of 73.36...Turned in first top-20 finish of the season with a tie for 15th showing at the Rees Jones Invitational with rounds of 75-72-80=227 (+11)...Posted rounds of 68-74-68=210 (-3) to win the Wendy's Kiawah Classic and lead the Gamecocks to the program's first team title since 2009...Opened the spring with three straight top-20 finishes...Tied for eighth at the Bayou City Collegiate Championships, shooting rounds of 73-72-69=214 (-2)...Tied for 14th at the USF Invitational with a total of 217 (+1) and placed 10th at the Palmetto Intercollegiate with a total of 213 (+3)...Finished runner-up at the SEC Championship with rounds of 65-67-73=205 (-5) to lead South Carolina to a runner-up team finish...First-round 65 is a career low and is the lowest round ever by a Gamecock at the SEC Championship...Total of 205 (-5) is also a career best and is the second best 54-hole total by a Gamecock at the SEC Championship...Tied for 25th at the NCAA Columbus Regional with a total of 222 (+9) to help lead South Carolina to a tie for second finish and clinch a berth to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2009...Finished tied for 128th in first NCAA Championship appearance with a total of 220 (+10)...Named to the SEC Community Service Team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12
Selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team...Played in nine of 12 events...Posted four top-20 finishes, including a team-high three top-10 showings...Ranked second on the team and 24th in the SEC with a scoring average of 72.89, which is tied for the second best stroke average by a freshman in school history...Average was third in the conference among freshmen with more than 10 rounds played...Had a breakout spring after playing in only one event in the fall...Opened 2012 with a tie for seventh finish at the Seahawk Invitational with rounds of 71-71-73=215 (-1)...Recorded season best fourth-place finish the following week at the Palmetto Intercollegiate, shooting rounds of 70-71-72=213 (+3)...Narrowly missed third straight top-20 finish by claiming a tie for 21st at the Chris Schenkel Invitational (73-67-75=215)...Tied for 19th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate with rounds of 71-72-76=219 (+3)...Shot rounds of 74-68-71=213 (-3) to finish in a tie for eighth at the River Landing Intercollegiate...Had second best finish on the team at the SEC Championship, tying for 27th (74-68-74=216), and wrapped up the year in a tie for 35th at the NCAA Southwest Regional (80-72-74=226)...Tied for second on the team with 11 rounds of par or better.

PRIOR TO SOUTH CAROLINA
Graduated from Laurens High School...Two-time All-State and four-time All-Region...Ranked fifth in the state of South Carolina...2011 South Carolina four ball champion...Tied for second at the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational in 2010...Finished fifth at the Big I National Championship in 2010...Qualified for the U.S. Junior in 2010...Placed fourth at the South Carolina Junior Golf Association Junior Championship in 2008...Won the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea Championship in 2008...Seventh at the 2008 Bobby Chapman Championship...Academic letter three years...Named to the Principal Honor Roll.

PERSONAL
Full name is Caleb Anderson Sturgeon...Born Jan. 16, 1993...Parents are Annette Patterson and Chris Sturgeon... His uncle, Kevin, played baseball at The Citadel, while his father, Chris, played baseball at Anderson University... Chose South Carolina over Clemson, College of Charleston and Winthrop...Major is sports entertainment and management.

Sturgeon's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2011-12 9 27 1,968 72.89 67 4th
2012-13 12 36 2,641 73.36 65 1st
2013-14 12 35 2,551 72.89 65 1st
Career 33 98 7,160 73.06 65 1st