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Baxter Culler

Player Profile


Hartsville, S.C.

High School:
Socastee HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Info. Management Systems

2007-08: Played in all 12 tournaments for the Spartans... had a solid season in Upstate's first playing on the NCAA Division I level... turned in top-15 finishes at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate, Frank Landrey Invitational, BSC Invitational and Wofford Invitational events... the last three tournaments were also top-10 efforts... claimed his top performance with a fourth-place showing at the BSC Invitational... finished tied for sixth at the Frank Landrey Invitational... was ninth at the Wofford Invitational... claimed eight top-25 finishes on the year... was second on the team with a 74.7 stroke average... shot par or better eight times... finished the year with a 708-280 (.717) head-to-head record... teamed with Josh Gallman to win the Carolinas Four Ball Championship last summer... a member of the A-Sun All-Academic team.

2006-07: Played in all 13 events for the Spartans... claimed six top-5 finishes on the year... won two individual titles - the Kiawah Island Invitational and the Peach Belt Conference Championships... tallied eight top-10 finishes... finished in the top-20 in 12 of the 13 events he played... an All-America, All-Region and All-Conference selection... finished second in the league with a 73.0 stroke average... led the league in stroke average throughout the year until after the NCAA National Championships... fired a school-record 67 at the Kiawah Island Invitational... his 137 total at Kiawah is the lowest two-round tournament total in school history... finished below 70 four times, including a 2-under-par 69 in the final round of the NCAA Division II National Championships.

2005-06: Saw action in all 11 events for Upstate... claimed two top-5 finishes... claimed four top-10 efforts... finished second on the team with a 76.5 stroke average... best finish was a third-place effort in the St. Leo Fall Preview.

Before Upstate: Won medalist honors at the first of four qualifying tournaments for the 2005 South Carolina Golf Association Amateur Championship, firing a 2-under-par 69 at the University Club in Columbia... one of just four players to shoot under par for the round... finished in a tie for 25th at the SCGA Championship (295)... was a standout at Socastee High School, recording four top-5 finishes... tied for second-place at the Paul Kozak Invitational with a two-day total of 76-78=154... shot a 145 to place second in the 3A Region VII Championships to earn a spot on the All-Region team... finished in a tie for 12th and helped lead Socastee to a second-place finish in the 2005 3A State Championships.

Personal: Born on May 28, 1987 in Murrells Inlet, S.C... son of Baxter and Beth Culler... an Information Management Systems major... likes to eat burgers... favorite movie is Green Street Hooligans... favorite TV show is Rob & Big... likes to listen to Lil'Wayne... favorite season is spring... persons he admires most are his grandparents.

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