AIKEN, S.C. – Archer Price and Jake Storey each shot 69, and the Georgia Southern men’s golf team recorded the lowest round of the day with a 286 to move five places up the leaderboard and finish second at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate Tuesday.
The Eagles’ 286 was the lowest round of the day by three strokes, while Storey and Price were the only individuals to shoot under par. It was Georgia Southern’s best finish at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.
Storey (-3) tied for first but fell in the playoff to Daniel Overas from Coastal Carolina. Storey finishes in the top-5 for the fifth time in his career and tied for first for the second time this spring.
Price (-2) tied for third with Thomas Walsh of Virginia for his second top-5 finish this season, the third of his career and his fourth top-10.
Brett Barron shot 73 today, and Crawford Simmons posted a 75. Steven Fisk shot a 76 and tied for 22nd.
Storey started the day on the 7th hole and made par or better on the first 14 holes of round. The senior parred the first three holes, made birdie at 10 and 17 to shoot 34 on the back and played his final three holes of the day even with a birdie at the 5th.
Price began the round with a par at the 8th hole and birdied two of his first five. The senior ran off six holes with par or better and posted birdies on holes 15, 18 and 1 to move to 3-under on the day. He parred three of his last four holes of the round.
Fisk posted birdies at the 10th and 14th and finished the back nine with four straight pars, while Barron shot an even 36 on the back with birdies on 16 and 18.
Simmons shot an even 36 on the back nine with a birdie on the par-5 14th, which he backed up with six consecutive pars.
Quotables from Coach Carter Collins
“I am extremely proud of what this team accomplished today. Palmetto Golf Club is a very tough course under normal conditions. Today, we had rain and heavy wind all day which made Palmetto play as tough as I’ve ever seen it.”
“Archer and Jake both put together under par rounds today, which was extremely impressive.”
“We are proud of the guys for putting together the best team round of the day and jumping up from seventh to second in this large and solid field. All five guys showed a lot of grit and determination today and they defined what it means to GATA!”
The Eagles host the 39th annual Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club March 16-18.