GS falls short in Tallahassee regional

Back nine proves difficult for Eagles

DJ Cadden, Sports Correspondent

After putting together solid rounds of 3-over par and 3-under par on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, the Georgia Southern men’s golf team knew they needed to go low to potentially make the national championships.

Through the first nine holes, it looked like the Eagles had done just that. The five GS golfers wrapped up the front nine with a cumulative score of 9-under par, which put the team in a tie for fifth and in position for a national championship appearance.

Luke Dasher and Mason Williams both recorded a double bogey on the back nine, while the team combined for a total of nine additional bogeys. The Eagles found just three birdies as a team on the back nine to shoot a disappointing 9-over par.

The overall performance of even-par was enough for the Eagles to finish in eighth place, nine shots shy of fifth place.

“We did our best,” said head coach Carter Collins in a tearful interview. “I’m very proud of them. They put their best foot forward this week and Eagle nation should be extremely proud of everything they did this year, but especially this week.”

Three of the five golfers who participated in the regional will return to the Eagles team next year, while Brett Barron and Jake Maples will say goodbye to the GS program.