Despite rainy conditions and an impending hurricane, there was a fantastic turnout for this year’s edition of the USC Association of Lettermen golf tournament at Cobblestone Park Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 7.

“We’re Gamecocks, we’re going to fight through it,” USC Association of Lettermen president Moe Brown said. “A little rain and a little wind never scared a Gamecock off. We’re excited about it.”

Brown said that there were over 100 golfers who still showed up despite the dreary conditions. If there wasn’t the worry about the hurricane, this year’s golf tournament would’ve been the largest to date. There was so much interest, in fact, that the association had to turn away three or four teams.

Thanks to the leadership of Athletics Director Ray Tanner and University President Harris Pastides, the USC Association of Lettermen has continued to grow in recent years. That was more than evident on Friday at the annual golf tournament.

As former Gamecock football player Courtney Leavitt told the lettermen prior to the start of the golf tournament, “we can’t make it happen without the support of you guys.” Senior associate athletics director for development and Gamecock Club Jeff Crane was impressed with the turnout, but wasn’t surprised.

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