Men’s golfer Jake Maples takes second at the GS Individual Collegiate

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  • Junior Jake Maples finished second by shooting a score of 67 in the final round of the GS Individual Collegiate.

Bethany-Grace Bowers

After a weekend of golf for the Georgia Southern Men’s team, junior Jake Maples finished second out of 75 individuals shooting a 67 in the final round on Monday at the GSU Golf Course.

Maples was two strokes away from winning the tournament and beating out Steven DiLisio from Duke. The junior from McDonough, Georgia, finished at six under par and topped players from South Carolina and Tennessee to secure his runner-up placement.

Sophomore Avery Price finished the tournament with a score of 72-68-77, finishing one over par. Ben Carr, the freshman from Columbus, Georgia, scored 73 each round, making both of them a part of the top 25.

The last GS individual to make top 25 was sophomore Jacob Bayer, shooting a 76-74-73, finishing at seven over par.

“This week was a very solid week of progress for our team”,  Coach Carter Collins told the GS Eagles. “Even though each of them have been working hard during the break, it is still important to knock off competitive rust, and this week was big for that.

The next competition, and first team event for the Eagles, is set for Feb 16-17 in Gainesville, Florida for the Gator Invitational.

Bethany-Grace Bowers, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor,