Men’s Golf Continues Strong Season

Daniel Waugh

The Georgia Southern Men’s Golf team has competed in four golf tournaments this semester and will complete in their final tournament of the semester this weekend at the Kiawah Classic by Aramark in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

The Eagles competed in two tournaments in September and two tournaments in October. They started their season the weekend of September 11 in the Ocean Course Invitational in Kiawah Island and won the whole thing, beating the likes of College of Charleston, Kentucky, and North Carolina State. Cody O’Toole, the junior transfer from Central Alabama Community College, finished second in the individual standings at 4-under par.

Following their first place victory, Georgia Southern caught a glimpse of conference competition at the Sun Belt Preview in Destin, Florida the weekend of September 26. They finished second in the tournament with an overall score of even par, one stroke behind the winning team, Troy University, who shot 1-under par. Freshman Steven Fisk from Stockbridge, Georgia, shot a team high 1-under par, and finished tied for 7th in the individual standings.

The weekend of October 4, the Eagles flew out west to Los Cabos, New Mexico, to compete in the Cabo Del Sol Intercollegiate tournament. They finished in second place at 3-under par. Although they were three strokes behind first place winners Georgia State, they maintained a 6 shot lead over third place team UT Arlington. Cody O’Toole and sophomore Jake Storey finished tied for 6th place individually at 3-under par.

The most recent tournament the Eagles competed in was this past weekend at the Camden Collegiate Invitational in Camden, South Carolina. Although the Eagles have finished in the top two of each of their first three tournaments, this time around they finished in 7th place out of the 11 teams that competed. The host school, The University of South Carolina, went on to win the tournament. Eagles Steven Fisk finished 10th individually, shooting 4-over par.

With the Kiawah Classic beginning this Sunday, Georgia Southern looks to bounce back and finish this semester on a good note.