BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Steven Fisk and Archer Price each shot 71, and the Georgia Southern men’s golf team fired the third-lowest score of the day to move up another spot and finish fifth at the Shoal Creek Invitational Tuesday at Shoal Creek Country Club.
Fisk (-4) finished sixth, one stroke behind Cameron Young (-5) of Wake Forest in fifth, and five away from Demon Deacon Braden Thornberry (-9), who won medalist honors. Price (-1) finished in a three-way tie for 11th.
Wake Forest (-15) pulled away with a 6-under 282 team score and topped second-place Liberty (-2) by 13 strokes. North Florida (-1) took third, and Ole Miss (E) shot 5-under on its final two holes of the day to squeak past the Eagles (+1) into fourth. Only Wake Forest and North Florida shot lower than Georgia Southern’s round of 287.
Barron shot 72, Storey posted a 73 and Alakulppi shot a 77. Individuals Jacob Bayer shot a 77, and Crawford Simmons posted a 79. The Eagles tied Wake Forest for the tournament lead in pars with 171 as a team.
Fisk shot 1-under on the front with birdies on the two par-3s and birdied the par-4 18th to shoot even on the back and finish under par for the day.
Price opened the day with consecutive birdies and played his first 11 holes clean while adding a birdie on hole 11.
Barron played a stretch of 10 holes 3-under during the round on his way to posting par, and Storey’s eagle on the par-4 ninth and birdie on 18 keyed his 73.
Quotables from Coach Carter Collins
“It was a good week of progress at Shoal Creek. The first tournament of the year is never easy, but the team showed up ready to play.”
“This week, we found out how good we are and how good we can be. We have nothing but positives to take away from this week and can’t wait to compete again.”
The Eagles travel to the Fighting Irish Intercollegiate at Notre Dame Oct. 8-9.