Men’s golf grabs Schenkel Invitational title

Bethany-Grace Bowers

The Schenkel Collegiate Golf Invitational had its 40th year Anniversary Tournament this past weekend at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Georgia.

Going into final rounds on Sunday, East Tennessee State University was leading the tournament and the team trailing was the Mississippi State University Bulldogs.

Georgia Southern was able to finish the tournament at 26 under par and leading the pack was senior, Steven Fisk.

“I got off to a really good start on the back,” Fisk said. “And just kept hitting solid shot after solid shot and kept myself in the right position.”

GS had laid low for the first few days of competition and fans were not sure which way it would go, but on Sunday March 17, the Eagles answered that question.

Fisk, who has had much success at GS, led the team this past weekend as well as winning the individual competition

Spectators and competitors alike saw the Eagles run away with the led and that restored so much pride into the Men’s Golf program after watching the title go to bigger conferences the past few years.

“It’s just so much different than anything else that we see all year. The support that we get from the members of the coarse and our fans it’s incredible,” Fisk said. “It does have a different vibe to it and a different feeling while we’re out there.”

Fisk is on his way to being one of the best golfers in college golf and his career and training at GS has prepared him for just that.

GS golf is proud to represent the community of Statesboro and it means so much to them.

“Statesboro is incredible,” Head Coach Carter Collins said. “I mean you look at everybody around here right now, the guys that were here at the turn, number 12, this lace was electric and our guys fed off the energy from the crowd so we owe a lot to Statesboro and we’re appreciative of everything they did to get us ready and push us through to the finish line.”

GS was able to claim that victory in their backyard and their next chance to win will be in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from March 23-24 at the Tar Heel Collegiate.

Bethany-Grace Bowers, The George-Anne Assisstant Sports Editor, [email protected]