KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Archer Price fired a 69, and Jake Storey shot 70 in the third round of the The Invitational at The Ocean Course Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, and the Georgia Southern men’s golf team carded a 289 as a team to move up three spots and open the season with a fourth-place finish.
The Eagles (-4) were a stroke behind Maryland (-5), which shot an even-par 288 today. Middle Tennessee State (-14) won the tournament, while Ole Miss (-8) was second. Tournament host College of Charleston (-1) tied with Augusta for fifth.
Price (-5) finished sixth for his second-career top-10 outing, and Storey (-2) moved up 25 places and tied for 11th. Georgia Southern’s team score tied for the second-lowest round of the day as no teams shot under par. Price’s 69 tied for the second-lowest round for an individual, and Storey’s 70 was tied for the fifth-lowest.
Steven Fisk and Brett Barron shot a 75, and Alexander DeRosa carded a 76. Individuals Cody O’Toole posted a 77, and Jonas Vaisanen shot an 80.
Price finished with a flurry and played his final eight holes 4-under-par. Storey led the Eagles with six birdies on the day and birdied his first two holes of the round. The junior also finished strong and played his final 11 holes 3-under.
After a tough start to the day, Fisk shot 1-under-par on his last 14 holes. Barron also struggled a bit out of the gates but scored par or better on his final 16 holes, including a birdie on the final hole of the day.
Quotable from Coach Carter Collins: “I’m very proud of the team this week. We have come a long way since the start of school, and this week, we laid a solid foundation to build on for the rest of the fall.”
“We had great individual performances by Archer and Jake. Having two freshmen step in the lineup and to put together a solid team performance from top to bottom is encouraging. We are excited to get back to work and continue to build on this week.”
Next up, the Eagles have a week off before traveling to the Primland Invitational, hosted by Wake Forest, at The Highland Course September 26-27, 2016.