Wesley Bryan
Wesley Bryan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chapin, S.C.

High School:
Dutch Fork


  • 2012 Team MVP
  • 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2010 PING All-Southeast Region
  • 2010 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2009 PING All-Southeast Region
  • 2009 All-SEC Freshman Team
  • 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Bryan's Career Bests
18-hole score 64
54-hole score 207
Tournament finish 1st
Top 10 finishes 12
Top 20 finishes 21

2011-12
Played in 11 of 12 events as the team's No. 1 player...Named team MVP...Led the team and ranked 17th in the conference with a 72.47 stroke average...Average ties his brother, George Bryan IV, for the ninth lowest stroke average in school history...Lowered career average to 73.23, which ranks sixth in school history...Produced a team-high six top-20 finishes, including one win...Wrapped up career with 12 top-10 finishes, which is tied for the seventh most all-time at Carolina...Shot three straight rounds under par of 68-71-70=209 (-7) to win the Seahawk Invitational...Finished tied for seventh at the Palmetto Intercollegiate after carding rounds of 70-72-73=215 (+5)...Closed out the season with four straight top-20 finishes, including a team-best tie for 13th showing at the SEC Championship (67-73-72=212) and a tie for 18th finish at the NCAA Southwest Regional (69-75-77=221)...Recorded a team-high 17 rounds of par or better.

2010-11
Competed in all 10 events... Earned two top-five finishes and three top-20 showings... Shook off a difficult fall season with two straight top-fives to open the spring... Tied for fourth at Seahawk Invitational with rounds of 75-69-75=219... Finished in third place at the Bandon Dunes Championship with scores of 70-73-74=217... Started strong at the Mason Rudolph Championship with rounds of 71-69, but faltered in the final round with a 76 to finish at 216 (+3) and tied for 29th place... Was the Gamecocks' top finisher at the SEC Championship with a 71-69-76=216; was one shot off the lead heading into the final round...Won third match at GCAA Match Play vs. Baylor's Payne Gniewek. 6 & 4...Halved match vs. Georgia's Hudson Swafford... Had six rounds of par or better on the season...Finished season with scoring average of 75.56; scoring average for 15 rounds in the spring season was 72.80...Qualified for U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship for fourth consecutive year.

2009-10
All-SEC Second Team...PING All-Southeast Region...Competed in all 11 tournaments...Compiled six top-10 finishes during the season, plus one 11th-place showing...Season scoring average of 72.12 was third on the team and ranks sixth in school history...Completes his sophomore year second all-time at South Carolina with a 72.63 career scoring average, 0.26 strokes behind his brother, George...Best finishes came at the Seahawk Intercollegiate and the NCAA East Regional when he tied for sixth place...Round of 64 in the second round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate tied for third-best round in school history...Is one of five Gamecocks to ever break 65 in a competitive round...Equaled his brother George with a second-round 65 at the Administaff Augusta State Invitational, helping the team to a round of 266 (-22) to set a school record...Tied for ninth in the event as the team finished runner-up to eventual national champion Augusta State...Finished the fall season with a pair of top-10 finishes, tying for ninth at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate and tying for seventh at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational...Helped the team to a runner-up finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate with a tie for 11th place...16 of 31 rounds were under par, tying for the team lead.

2008-09
PING All-Southeast Region...Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team...One of three players on the squad to compete in all 11 tournaments during the season...Ranks third on the team with a 73.09 scoring average...Tied for medalist honors with teammate Paul Woodbury in his fourth collegiate tournament, the Rees Jones Intercollegiate, shooting 218 (+2)...Has picked up three straight top-20 finishes coming down the stretch, including a tie for 10th at the SEC Championship...Low individual for South Carolina in two events...Shot back-to-back 69s to help Gamecocks to the Mason Rudolph Invitational title in September...Finished second at North & South Amateur in July...Advanced to quarterfinals of U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship...Qualified for U.S. Amateur...SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to South Carolina
Earned six letters for coach Mark Giles ... finished first in the Class AAAA Boys State Championship in 2007 and 2008 ... helped team to state title in 2008 after finishing second in 2007 ... won the 2007 South Carolina State Junior Championship, breaking the tournament scoring record by seven shots ... entered match play at the 2008 U.S. Amateur Championship as the second seed ... advanced to the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 2008 ... set the course record at The Standard Club in Duluth, Ga., with a 63 in the first round of the U.S. Amateur Qualifier in 2008.

Personal
Parents are George and Valerie Bryan ... father played for Gamecocks in the early 80s... older brother, George, was a three-time All-American for the Gamecocks from 2006-10... major is sport and entertainment management.

Bryan's Career Stats (Stroke Play)
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2008-09 12 34 2,485 73.09 67 1st
2009-10 11 31 2,236 72.12 64 T-6th
2010-11 9 27 2,040 75.56 69 3rd
2011-12 11 32 2,319 72.47 67 1st
Career 43 124 9,080 73.23 64 1st