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Two weeks after Chris Malloy announced he was leaving South Florida to take the head coaching job at Ole Miss, the Bulls golf program has a new leader. Mercer head coach Steve Bradley was named head golf coach Friday.
Bradley spent three seasons at Mercer, where the Bears made big strides. The year before Bradley’s arrival, Mercer was ranked No. 103 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Last season, Mercer ranked No. 32 at season’s end.
Bradley guided the Mercer program to an Atlantic Sun Conference title and the school’s first appearance in postseason play. The Bears placed eighth at the NCAA Raleigh Regional.
“We are very excited to welcome Steven Bradley to the USF family and to have him leading our men’s golf program,” University of South Florida Director of Athletics Mark Harlan said. “He has tremendous roots in the state of Florida and a record of building a program capable of competing against anyone in the country. Our golf program is on the rise, and Steven is the right coach to take it to even greater heights.”
Bradley played college golf at the University of Florida after spending two years on the team at Florida State. The Ocala, Fla., native spent three years in Gainesville as an assistant coach under Buddy Alexander. Bradley won the 1996 Florida State Amateur title.
Bradley takes over a promising Bulls team that finished the year ranked No. 33. The top four players from this past year return next season led by Golfweek third team All-American Chase Koepka. Continue Reading by Clicking Here
By Lance Ringler | Golfweek.com
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