Georgia Southern golf wins Colleton River Collegiate over fifteen competitors

Amanda Arnold

The Georgia Southern men’s golf team took their second tournament victory of the season with a title at the Colleton River Collegiate this week. 

“It was an incredible week for the team,” Head Coach Carter Collins told GSEagles. “We are so proud of them for working so hard to prepare for this event and then executing at such a high level to win this event, especially at a tough course like Colleton River – Dye Course! Shooting the low round of the day in the final two rounds shows how consistent and explosive this team is becoming.”

GS scored lower than Iowa State and Notre Dame in both the second and third rounds, which helped the Eagles walk away as champions.

Individually, four members of the team finished in the top-10. Mason Williams, Ben Carr and Colin Bowles all tied for third, while Jake Maples tied for ninth with another competitor. Senior Brett Barron finished tied for 27th place.

GS dethroned Notre Dame, who was ranked No.12 in the country prior to the tournament. GS is now ranked No.63 nationally by Golfstat.

The Eagles will host the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro next week. The event will be held locally for the third year in a row. 

Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Managing Sports Editor, [email protected]