NeSmith (No. 29, 2012) commits to South Carolina

NeSmith (No. 29, 2012) commits to South Carolina


NeSmith (No. 29, 2012) commits to South Carolina


Matthew NeSmith, No. 29 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2012, has made a verbal commitment to play golf for South Carolina in the fall of 2012. NeSmith, who lives in North Augusta, Ga. – which is right on the border between Georgia and South Carolina – also made unofficial visits to Clemson and Georgia.

Logistics played a role in NeSmith’s decision to attend South Carolina, but he also fell in love with the whole Gamecock program.

“I had thought about maybe going other places and then I just made such a good relationship with (head coach) Bill McDonald from just years of talking to him,” NeSmith explained. “I was dreading the day that I ever would have to call him and tell him I was going somewhere else. He’s a huge reason I went there.”

NeSmith, who is leaning toward a career in golf or sports marketing, also is excited about attending South Carolina’s school of business.

NeSmith qualified for the Junior World Championship this summer, finishing T-37. He also won the George Holliday and the Orange Jacket, two tournaments in South Carolina, this year.

“It’s been a fun ride lately,” NeSmith said of his game.


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