PRINCEVILLE, Hawaii – Steven Fisk capped a tremendous fall season with a tie for third after carding a 67 in the final round of the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational Tuesday at Makai Golf Club.
Sparked by yesterday’s school and course record 60, Fisk (-18) finished three strokes behind medalist Simon Zach of Louisville and a shot back of second-place Hayden Buckley of Missouri. Fisk’s 60 in yesterday’s second round was just the 13th in college golf history, and he placed in the top-10 in all four events this fall, claiming medalist honors twice and finishing in the top-5 in the last three tournaments.
Luukas Alakulppi shot 69 today, and Jake Storey carded a 75. Archer Price finished with a 76, and Brett Barron posted a 77. Louisville (-56) won the tournament, besting San Diego State (-47) by nine strokes. Georgia Southern finished 15th. The field featured eight top-50 squads, according to Golfstat, including the 32nd-ranked Eagles. Ten individuals were ranked in the top-100 in the country, including Fisk, who was ranked ninth.
Fisk started the day on hole 10, and after playing the back nine 1-under, he really got going in the stretch run. A birdie on the 611-yard, par-5 second hole and an eagle on hole 5 for the third straight day helped him shoot 5-under on his last eight holes. Alakulppi teed off on hole 11 and played his first six holes 2-under. He added a birdie on 18 and birdied 10, his last hole of the tournament for a 69.
Quotables from Coach Carter Collins
“As a team, this week wasn’t our best week on the course, but we had some very good individual performances by Steven Fisk and Luukas Alakulppi.”
“The preparation and heart was great for everyone; we just couldn’t ever get anything going as a team.”
“Overall, I’m very proud of what this program was able to accomplish this fall, and we can’t wait to get back started in the spring season.”