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Rainey Invited To Play In College All-America Golf Classic

          Release: 08/26/2016
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston senior William Rainey (Charlotte, N.C.) was one of only 35 men’s collegiate golfers in the country to be invited to play in the 2016 Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic on Nov. 12-13 in El Paso, Texas.

Rainey is coming off of a great spring and summer having advanced to the finals of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship in Eugene, Oregon, and winning the 2016 North Carolina Match Play Championship title in early August. He was named a 2016 Division I PING All-America honorable mention and PING All-Region selection. Rainey was also an All-CAA First Team honoree and the 2016 CAA Individual Champion and Most Outstanding Player.

“We are very excited that William received an invite to the All-American tournament in November,” CofC Head Coach Mark McEntire said. “It is an honor and I am excited that our school and logo will be among the best programs in the country. It will be a nice finish to the fall and we look forward to him having a great week there.”

Last year, Rainey boasted a team-best 71.69 stroke average, which ranks second all-time in single-season scoring average. He contributed to the program’s third-consecutive CAA Championship title and NCAA Regional berth.

The Cougars will open their fall season with The Invitational at The Ocean Course on Sept. 12-13 on Kiawah Island, S.C., followed by The Grove Intercollegiate on Sept. 18-20 in Nashville, Tenn., the Bearcat Invitational on Sept. 26-27 in Cincinnati, Ohio and the CSU Wendy’s Classic on Oct. 30 at Turtle Point on Kiawah Island.

“I am very excited about this year’s schedule,” McEntire said. “Our team consists of four seniors and seven freshmen. The goal is to put ourselves in position to get an at-large bid with good play – and this schedule will allow us that opportunity. We really like our team and can’t wait to start our fall season.”