2016 Tournament Participant Profile

William Rainey Charleston

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Height: 5’10”

Weight: 140

Class: Senior

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C
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High school: South Mecklenburg

CAREER HONORS
2016 Division I PING All-America honorable mention
2016 Division I PING All-Region selection
2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship Individual Finalist
2016 Colonial Athletic Association Individual Champion and Most Outstanding Player.
2016 All-CAA First Team and CAA All-Academic Team selection.
Two-Time CAA All-Tournament Team selection (2014 and 2016).
Ranked second all-time in single-season scoring average (71.69).
Was ranked as high as No. 60 in the nation during the 2015-16 season.
Tied for first all-time in single-season tournament wins (2) with former CofC greats Jack Boeckx (1996-97) and Bruce McDonald (2002-03).

2016-17: (Scoring Average: 72.50, Low Round=70)
Tied for 4th shooting ever-par at The Intercollegiate at The Grove … Tied for 38th (+3) at The Invitational at The Ocean Course.

2015-16: (Scoring Average: 71.69, Low Round=67)
2016 All-CAA FIrst Team and CAA All-Academic Team honoree … Became the first men’s golfer in school history and second in CAA history to make the cut for the final day of individual play at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships in Eugene, Ore. … Tied for 51st with rounds of 72, 68, 71 and 80 (11) … 2016 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional low individual carding rounds of 71, 70 and 68 to finish at 7-under par for the tournament and became first player in school history to advance to nationals as an individual … Carded a 5-under par 211 with rounds of 71-69-71 to be crowned the CAA Men’s Golf individual champion becoming the fifth all-time player in school history to win a conference individual title next to Daniel Brunson (2002), Bruce McDonald (2003), Josh Lorenzetti (2013) and John Jonas (2015) … Named CAA Most Outstanding Performer and to the CAA All-Tournament Team … Claimed first collegiate victory as individual medalist of The Invitational at The Ocean Course (-5) in the team’s fall opener … Tabbed CAA Men’s Golfer of the Week twice on Sept. 16, 2015 and April 6, 2016 … Finished as individual runner-up at The Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate with rounds of 73, 67 (career low) and 71 to finish at 5-under par for the tournament … Tied for 16th (-1) at the Kiawah Classic by Aramark … Tied for 17th (3) at the Shoal Creek Invitational … Tied the course record with a 63 at The Links at Stono Ferry during qualifying … Finished 6th (2) at The Intercollegiate at The Grove … Tied for 7th (5) at the Colleton River Collegiate … Tied for 21st (-5) including a season-low round of 68 in the first round at The Schenkel Invitational.

2014-15: (Scoring Average: 74.56, Low Round=68)
Tied for 32nd at the NCAA Yale Regional with a team-low 214 (4) shooting a second-round, 2-under par 68 … Tied for 13th at the CAA Championship (8) – his highest finish of the season … Finished 14th at The Invitational at The Ocean Course with rounds of 74-74-71—219 … Fired a season-low of 70 in the second round of the Mason Rudolph Championship (T37th).

2013-14: (Scoring Average: 75.12, Low Round=69)
Tied for 5th in his collegiate debut at the Navy Fall Classic with rounds of 71-69—140 (-2) … Placed 21st at The Firestone Invitational with scores of 75-75-69—219 … Placed third overall at the CAA Championship with a 1-over 217, earning a spot on the CAA All-Tournament Team … Tied for 5th at The Navy Fall Classic with a 2-under, two-round score of 71-69—140.

PRIOR TO COFC
Ranked as high as No. 16 in the country in the Class of 2013 and was the No. 1 ranked player in the state of North Carolina in the Fall of 2012 … Named First Team Boys’ All-State by the Carolinas Golf Association/Tar Heel Youth Golf Foundation … Shot a career-low round of 66 at the 2012 Joe Cheves Junior Invitational.

PERSONAL
Son of Richard and Julia Rainey … Sociology major at College of Charleston … Qualified for the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship at Olympia Fields … Won the Rice Planters Amateur in the summer of 2015 … Featured nationally for his trick-shot videos on Vine.