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.