General Hacker Collegiate: Louisville sweeps the field
Louisville Men's Golf team (Louisville Athletics Photo)
Louisville Men's Golf team (Louisville Athletics Photo)

Louisville and Max Kennedy swept the 2024 General Hackler Collegiate Golf Championship at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Louisville finished at 5-under after shooting a final round 5-under 283. The Cardinals shot rounds of 286-290-283 to get to 5-under after starting the day at even par.

The Cardinals won their first tournament championship and the second under head coach Ryan Blagg, the first being the Aggie Invitational during the 2022-2023 season.

Coastal Carolina finished in solo second place at even par, and Furman finished in solo third place at 1-over. East Tennessee State and Chattanooga finsihed T4 at 3-over, and the College of Charleston finished in solo sixth place at 4-over. 

North Florida finished in solo seventh place at 9-over, but the Ospreys were without Nick Gabrelcik, the No. 4 ranked player in the Golfweek/ World Rankings

Nick Gabrelcik is ready to take the next step at the Valspar Championship

Max Kennedy of Louisville won the individual competition at 8-under, one shot better than John Houk of Chattanooga, who finished in solo second place at 7-under.

Kennedy recorded rounds of 68-71-69 to win the tournament. His final round, 3-under 69, consisted of an eagle, two birdies, and one bogey. He recorded a birdie on No. 15 to keep a one-shot lead after Houk also birdied No. 15, and then three pars from Kennedy on holes No. 16, 17, and 18 to secure the win.

Kennedy recently finished T6 at the John Hayt Collegiate and T7 at the Sea Best Invitational. He won the 2023 Aggie Invitational. Kennedy is ranked No. 106 in the Golfweek/ World Rankings.

Cooper Claycomb of Louisville, Clark Akers of Furman, and Benjamin Partridge of San Francisco finished T3 at 6-under. Seth Taylor of Coastal Carolina and Zach Reuland of College of Charleston finished T6 at 4-under. 

The Dunes, established in 1948, is considered one of Myrtle Beach's premier Country Clubs. Here, you will find one of the East Coast's most magnificent clubhouse settings overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Robert Trent Jones designed the Oceanside golf course, which is consistently rated one of America's Top 100 courses. The golf course is rich in history and has played host to six SENIOR Tour Championships, a Women's US Open, and the finals of PGA Tour Qualifying School.

Dunes Club Champions include Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Jay Sigel, Gil Morgan, Jim Colbert, Gary McCord, and Raymond Floyd. The Dunes offers a classic Club experience with all the Southern charm, elegance, and style associated with the finest clubs in the Southeast.

Results: General Hackler Championship
1IrelandMax KennedyIreland40068-71-69=208
2TNJohn HoukEtowah, TN30067-74-68=209
T3FLCooper ClaycombOrlando, FL20070-71-69=210
T3EnglandBen PartridgeEngland20070-70-70=210
T3TNClark AkersNashville, TN20069-68-73=210

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54 hole men's college tournament hosted by Coastal Carolina University. Team (best four scores out of five players each day) and individual competitions.

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