DULUTH, Ga. – Steven Fisk and Wilson Andress each shot 69, and the Georgia Southern men’s golf team held off UNCG by a stroke to win its second-straight AutoTrader Collegiate Classic team title at Berkeley Hills Country Club Tuesday.
Fisk shot 65-65-69=199 (-17) to successfully defend his individual title as well, topping Jonathan Brightwell and Bryce Hendrix of UNCG by five strokes. It was the fourth straight victory of the season for Fisk and the seventh of the senior’s career.
It was the second team title of the fall for the Eagles (-35), who shot under par in their last nine rounds. The Eagles’ team score in their previous seven rounds all rank in the top-15 in school history.
Andress shot 70-68-69=207 (-9) to tie for fourth for the freshman’s second top-10 of the campaign, and classmate Ben Carr posted 69-68-71=208 (-8) to tie for seventh, his second top-10 of the season.
The Eagles led the field in par-4 and par-5 scoring and rolled in a tournament high 68 birdies and three eagles.
Fisk birdied three holes to shoot 33 on the front nine and added a birdie on 10 to move to 4-under, while Andress shot 2-under on the back nine with birdies at 11, 12 and 15.
Carr played nine holes in the middle of his round 3-under and added a birdie on 17. Individual Brett Barron made three straight birdies and four in five holes on his way to a 71.
Quotable from Coach Carter Collins, “this fall has been a big step forward for this program. Getting the young guys some experience was one of the goals, and they have progressed so well. To shoot 99-under over the last three weeks on three different courses in three different states is incredible. I’m so proud of the team for what they have accomplished.”
The Eagles open the spring with the GS Individual Collegiate at Georgia Southern University Course Feb. 4.