CCU

Men's Golf To Host 2010 General Hackler Championship

Chanticleers to host event at TPC of Myrtle Beach for eighth straight year

       

March 11, 2010

    CONWAY, S.C. -- Coastal Carolina University's men's golf program will host the nationally-renowned General Jim Hackler Championship, Sun.-Mon., March 14-15 at the TPC of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C. This is the eighth straight year that TPC of Myrtle Beach has hosted the event.

    This year's field is one of the best in the program's history, as 10 of the 12 teams played in last year's NCAA Regionals, with two advancing to the NCAA Championship (Duke and Wake Forest). It also features the last six team champions of the tournament, including Pepperdine (2004), Coastal Carolina (2005), East Tennessee State (2006), Lamar (2007) and Wake Forest (2008 and 2009).

    Seven of the 12 teams are currently ranked in the top 50 and all 12 in the top 110, according to GolfStat and Golfweek, with the top being Augusta State, which is ranked seventh in GolfStat and third by Golfweek. Among the individuals are 23 players ranked in Golfweek's Top 150 college golfers currently, including Augusta State's Henrik Norlander and Patrick Reed, ranked 19th and 20th, respectively, Wake Forest's Brendan Gielow at No. 25 and defending medalist and 2009 NCAA individual champion Matt Hill of NC State at No. 74.

    The General Hackler Championship is named in honor of the late United States Air Force General James F. Hackler, Jr., a long-time supporter of Chanticleer golf. Coastal Carolina also has previously honored Hackler with the naming of the Coastal men's and women's golf program's Hackler Trophy. The trophy is awarded annually to the individual chosen on an established record of academic achievement, dedicated to the ideals of citizenship, devotion to preserving the integrity in the playing of the game of golf, and abilities as a golfer with special emphasis on the scholar-athlete’s sportsmanship and attitude toward fulfilling his or her potential in the game.

2010 General Jim Hackler Championship Field
(GolfStat /Golfweek Rankings)
68/73  Coastal Carolina**
7/3  Augusta State**
28/29  Duke*
31/34  East Tennessee State**
108/107  Kennesaw State
44/41  Kent State**
52/66  Lamar**
77/89  Minnesota**
42/36  NC State**
37/35  Pepperdine**
58/61  UNC Wilmington
41/39  Wake Forest*       
        * 2009 NCAA Tournament Team
        ** 2009 NCAA Regional Team

Individuals Ranked in GolfWeek's Top 150
19.    Henrik Norlander    Augusta State
20.    Patrick Reed    Augusta State
25.    Brendan Gielow    Wake Forest
34.    Ben Pisani    Minnesota
56.    Rhys Enoch    East Tennessee State
66.    Mitchell Krywulycz    Augusta State
68.    John Hahn    Kent State
71.    PierreAlexis Rolland    Lamar
74.    Matt Hill    NC State
80.    Andrew Putnam    Pepperdine
97.    Brett Cairns    Kent State
99.    Jeff Karlsson    Kennesaw State
101.    Carter Newman    Augusta State
102.    MacKenzie Hughes    Kent State
121.    Brinson Paolini    Duke
124.    Brad Revell    NC State
126.    Julian Suri    Duke
128.    Mitchell Sutton    NC State
129.    Seamus Power    East Tennessee State
132.    Shane Mason    Pepperdine
141.    Taylor Floyd    Augusta State
144.    Wes Roach    Duke
147.    Lee Bedford    Wake Forest