American College Golf Guide
University of South Carolina Beaufort USCB Sand Sharks
Women's Golf Program
One University Blvd.
Bluffton, South Carolina
Organizations: NAIA
Conferences: The Sun Conference

Golf Scholarships: Yes Yes
Academic and Financial Need Scholarships:Yes Yes


Demographics Information
City/Town Pop. Type Founded Enrollment Gender Mix
5K - 10K Public 1959 1,800 38% M - 62% F

Tuition, Room, and Board
Area Resident State Resident Non-resident R & B
$ 10,344 $ 21,390 $ 7,270
USCB Sand Sharks 2018 - 2019 Tournaments
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  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 NAIA Championship Fall Preview 10/15/2018 season Lincoln Park G.C. OK City OK 3
2 Terrier Intercollegiate 10/29/2018 season Spartanburg C.C. Spartanburg SC 11
3 Georgetown College Women’s Inv 02/18/2019 season PGA World Village St Augustine FL 2
4 Lady Cougar Classic 03/04/2019 season CC of Columbus Columbus GA 5
5 Low Country Intercollegiate 03/16/2019 season Moss Creek Plantation Hilton Head SC 10
6 French Broad Collegiate Inv. 03/25/2019 season The Cliffs at Walnut Cove Asheville NC 7
7 Sun Conference Championship 04/14/2019 conf PGA National Fazio Palm Beach FL 4
8 NAIA Women’s Championship 05/14/2019 champ Lincoln Park G.C. OK City OK 16
USCB Sand Sharks 2019 - 2020 Tournaments. (Note: Events & scores added as played)
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  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 SCAD Savannah Tri Match 10/18/2019 season Club at Savannah Quarters Savannah GA 3
2 Roadrunner Invitational 10/20/2019 season Nob North G.C. Dalton, GA 3
3 Terrier Intercollegiate 10/28/2019 season Spartanburg C.C. Spartanburg SC 10
4 10th Annual Winter Invite 02/10/2020 season King & Prince GC StSimmonsIsleGA 7
Head Coach: Bryan Bessinger
Office Phone: 843-208-8065
Fax: 843-540-8069
Email: bryanrb@uscb.edu

Bryan Bessinger was named head golf coach in September 2019. He served the  previous two seasons as assistant coach at Webber International. Bessinger earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from USC Aiken. He graduated in 2002 with a focus in marketing and golf course services. While at Webber International, he earned his masters of business administration with a concentration in sport business management in 2019.

South Carolina Beaufort narrowly made the cut and finished 16th in the 2019 NAIA Championship at Lincoln Park Golf Club in Oklahoma City, Okla. British Columbia won its third national title this decade, grabbing the lead after two rounds and holding on to beat runner-up Keiser University by five strokes. Rounding out the top five teams were SCAD Savannah in third, Oklahoma City in fourth and University of Cumberlands in fifth. Conditions were windy at the par 72, 6,015-yard course, where the average score was 78.3 strokes.

Blanca Porta tied for 34th (78-78-72-74=302) to pace the Sand Sharks.

South Carolina Beaufort shot 317-316-304 to finish fourth in the 2019 Sun Conference Championship at PGA National's Fazio Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Keiser University won its fourth Sun title in five years, beating runner-up SCAD Savannah by 11 strokes. Southeastern University placed third in the nine-school tournament. The course was par 72, measuring 5,920 yards and produced an average 18-hole score of 83.1 strokes.

Vanessa Schloo led the Sand Sharks, tying for ninth (76-78-76=230). Blanca Porta tied for 12th (79-77-76=232).

South Carolina Beaufort finished sixth in the 2018 NAIA Championship, and second in the Sun Conference Championship. The Sand Sharks tied for eighth in the 2016 NAIA Championship, and second in the Sun Conference Championship.

The Sand Sharks tied for ninth in the 2015 NAIA Championship, and placed third in the Sun Conference Championship.

South Carolina-Beaufort competed but failed to make the 54-hole cut (finishing 21st overall) in the 2014 NAIA Championship, and took second in the Sun Conference Championship.

South Carolina-Beaufort claimed 15th in the 2013 NAIA Championship, and third in the Sun Conference Championship.

USCB tied for 15th in the 2012 NAIA Championship, and tied for third in the Sun Conference Championship. The Sharks claimed 18th at the 2011 NAIA Championship and took seventh in 2010.

 

 


 

Facilities:
Team Home Course: Oldfield Golf Club
Other Area Courses: Berkeley Hall, Belfair, Chechessee Creek, Island West, Tradition National
Recent Freshman Class Profile:
Average SAT (EBRW + Math) 1010
SAT 25-75 Percentile 930 - 1090
Average ACT 20.0
ACT 25-75 Percentile 18.0 - 24.0
Application Deadline rolling
Acceptance Rate 57%
(The 25-75 Percentile indicates the middle 50%)
Avaliable Major Fields of Study
Business and Management, Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Psychology, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Sciences (Engineering)
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