Player: William Rainey

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
University: College of Charleston
Area of Study: Sociology
Expected Graduation: 2017
Soldier Honored: Jason Defrenn

Career Honors

  • 2016 Division I PING All-America honorable mention.

  • 2016 Division I PING All-Region selection.

  • 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship Individual Finalist.

  • 2016 Colonial Athletic Association Individual Champion and Most Outstanding Player.

  • 2016 All-CAA First Team and CAA All-Academic Team selection.

  • Two-Time CAA All-Tournament Team selection (2014 and 2016).

  • Ranked second all-time in single-season scoring average (71.69).

  • Was ranked as high as No. 60 in the nation during the 2015-16 season.

  • Tied for first all-time in single-season tournament wins (2) with former CofC greats Jack Boeckx (1996-97) and Bruce McDonald (2002-03).

  • 2016-17: (Scoring Average: 72.17, Low Round=68)

  • Tied for 4th shooting ever-par at The Intercollegiate at The Grove.

  • Tied for 5th (-2) with rounds of 73, season-low 68 and 73 at the East Bay Deli Classic.

  • Tied for 14th at the Bearcat Invitational.

  • Tied for 38th (+3) at The Invitational at The Ocean Course.

2015-16: (Scoring Average: 71.69, Low Round=67)

  • 2016 All-CAA FIrst Team and CAA All-Academic Team honoree.

  • Became the first men's golfer in school history and second in CAA history to make the cut for the final day of individual play at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships in Eugene, Ore. Tied for 51st with rounds of 72, 68, 71 and 80 (+11).

  • 2016 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional low individual carding rounds of 71, 70 and 68 to finish at 7-under par for the tournament and became first player in school history to advance to nationals as an individual.

  • Carded a 5-under par 211 with rounds of 71-69-71 to be crowned the CAA Men's Golf individual champion becoming the fifth all-time player in school history to win a conference individual title next to Daniel Brunson (2002), Bruce McDonald (2003), Josh Lorenzetti (2013) and John Jonas (2015).

  • Named CAA Most Outstanding Performer and to the CAA All-Tournament Team.

  • Claimed first collegiate victory as individual medalist of The Invitational at The Ocean Course (-5) in the team's fall opener.

  • Tabbed CAA Men's Golfer of the Week twice on Sept. 16, 2015 and April 6, 2016.

  • Finished as individual runner-up at The Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate with rounds of 73, 67 (career low) and 71 to finish at 5-under par for the tournament.

  • Tied for 16th (-1) at the Kiawah Classic by Aramark.

  • Tied for 17th (+3) at the Shoal Creek Invitational.

  • Tied the course record with a 63 at The Links at Stono Ferry during qualifying.

  • Finished 6th (+2) at The Intercollegiate at The Grove.

  • Tied for 7th (+5) at the Colleton River Collegiate.

  • Tied for 21st (-5) including a season-low round of 68 in the first round at The Schenkel Invitational.

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