Fisk earns fourth career victory in Eagles’ first tournament of the season

Senior golfer Steven Fisk earned his fourth win of his career this week in the Shoal Creek Invitational. Fisk was named 2017-2018 Sun Belt Golfer of the Year. 

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The Georgia Southern golf team traveled to Birmingham, Alabama earlier this week to take part in the Shoal Creek Invitational, where the team finished in seventh, but senior Steven Fisk finished tied for first.

The two day event hosted 14 different collegiate golf teams, all of which had to deal with difficult weather during scheduled times of play.

GS looked sharp in the first round on monday, collectively firing a three-under 285, good enough for second place heading into day two. The Eagles were led by Steven Fisk, who shot a 68, and Ben Carr, who shot a 70, who were both in the top ten for individuals.

With weather delaying the second round that was originally scheduled for Monday, teams were set to finish the remaining two rounds of play on Tuesday.

The final two rounds saw the Eagles begin to fall on the leaderboard, and eventually find themselves in seventh place at tournament’s end. At the conclusion of play, it was the Texas A&M Aggies who took home first place as a team.

Although finishing in the middle of the pack isn’t quite what the Eagles had hoped for, the tournament was highlighted by senior standout Steven Fisk, who gathered his fourth career tournament win in his career at GS.

Fisk shot a pair of 71s in the final two rounds, which put him at six under par for the tournament, which was enough to tie Phillip Knowles of North Florida for co-medalist honors.

The Eagles’ highest finisher behind Fisk was senior Wilson Andress, who wrapped up the weekend at two-over par, tying him for 17th among individuals.

“We took a few steps forward this week,” Head Coach Carter Collins told GSEagles. “Getting some experience under the belts of our younger guys means a lot this time of year, and it will pay dividends for them moving forward.”

The Eagles do not have much time to reflect on their play from Shoal Creek, because they will travel to Cashiers, North Carolina to compete in the Hummingbird Intercollegiate on October 1-2.

Ryan Pye, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, [email protected]