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Gordon Badger "Buddy" Baker, Jr. 

Graduated from McCleneghan High School in 1959

BS Degree from Georgia Tech

Law School from University of South Carolina

Practiced law in Florence 1971-1993


1958 USGA Junior National Champion

Voted 1958 SC Golfer of the Year by the SC PGA, was runner up in the State Amateur Championship

Captain of the Golf Team at Ga. Tech as a Senior

Member of the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation

Retired Lt. Colonel, US Army JAG

Member of the SC House of Representative from Florence County, 1973-1977

President of the SC Golf Association in 1988-1989 and a member of the General Council of the SCGA

Florence Country Club Champion at the age of 15 & won 5 times

Named to the SC Golf Hall of Fame in 1993

Three time SC High School Golf Champion (1956,57,58)

Winner of the 1958 Donald Ross Golf Championship in Pinehurst, NC

Won the Florence Junior Invitational four years in a row

Won the Southern High Schools Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Won the Carolinas Junior Championship in 1959