Fisk shines as men’s golf is Sun Belt runner-up

Thomas Jilk

Georgia Southern men’s golf came up just short of an outright conference championship on Tuesday as they were bested by Georgia State, 3-2, in the tournament’s championship match.

“The course played very tough, but we played some great golf every step of the way,” GS coach Carter Collins told

The Sun Belt Championship was held at the Raven Golf Club in Sandestin, Florida and featured two main portions: stroke play and match play.

In the stroke play portion, the field was open to all teams to get an initial ranking of the teams and individuals. In this part of the event, GS sophomore Steven Fisk earned medalist honors, coming in first overall with a 3-under-par performance. He shot a 5-under-par 66 in the first round. GS junior Jake Storey tied for second individually, and GS as a team came in second behind only Troy after stroke play.

Match play featured individual golfers from opposing teams facing off. The Eagles edged Arkansas State in their first matchup, with Fisk, Storey and GS junior Archer Price outplaying their opponents. The Eagles earned the 3-2 victory.

Collins told that his team made “tons of clutch shots and then took our afternoon match to the limit after fighting back with the same toughness we have shown all week.”

In the championship match against Georgia State, Fisk and Price again won their pairings, but it was not enough as Georgia State prevailed, 3-2, in the end.