VIDEO RECAP: 2024 General Hackler Championship at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club’s David Williams offers a recap of Wednesday’s action at the 2024 General Hackler Championship at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, where the University of Louisville captured both team and individual honors. Its medalist, Max Kennedy, also earned a special exemption to compete in May in the PGA TOUR’s inaugural Grand Strand event, the Myrtle Beach Classic.

Hear from Louisville’s head coach, Ryan Blagg, as well as Kennedy on the Cardinals’ achievements during a great week of high-caliber college golf.

David Williams:
In case you missed it, yesterday was the final round of the General Hackler Championship, hosted by Coastal Carolina at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club. Fourteen men’s college golf teams from all across the country were competing for the team and individual titles. The final round saw the University of Louisville, Coastal Carolina University, Furman University, East Tennessee State University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga all vying for the team title.

After trading punches back and forth all day, the Louisville men’s golf team emerged victorious with a three-round total of 859, five-under par and a five-shot victory over tournament host Coastal Carolina. We caught up with Cardinals head coach Ryan Blagg after the victory.

Ryan Blagg:
I’m excited, really excited about our play today. It sets us up really well. Last year, we were fortunate enough to win the tournament before (at) Texas A&M before our conference championship. We’re two weeks early this year, but I’ll take a win any time we can get it. You always want to peak during the postseason. It’s good to see our guys put a round together today. We fought hard all week.

David Williams:
The 2024 Hackler had a fun wrinkle to it this year. The winner of the individual portion would receive a spot in the PGA TOUR’s inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic this May. Down the stretch, it became a battle between Max Kennedy, John Houk, and Cooper Claycomb. Max Kennedy got up and down on 18 to secure the victory and earn his first-ever start on the PGA TOUR Here is Max on what it means to him to play in a PGA TOUR event.

Max Kennedy:
Yeah, I can’t wait. Any opportunity you get to play in a TOUR event is awesome and I’m really, really looking forward to playing with the big dogs and getting out there and trying to get a win like Nick Dunlap did there a couple of weeks ago.

David Williams:
Congratulations once again to the Louisville Cardinals, and best of luck to all the teams as they finish up their season!

@playgolfmyrtlebeach The Louisville Men’s Golf Team won the 2024 Hackler Championship at the Dunes Club. Louisville’s Max Kennedy won the individual title and got a spot in the Myrtle Beach Classic! #MyrtleBeachGolf #golf #golftok #golfcourse #golftournament #pgatour #collegegolf #fyp ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim