STATESBORO, Ga. – Brett Barron tied for fifth, and the Georgia Southern men’s golf team tied for third at the Furman Intercollegiate at Furman University Golf Course Sunday.
Cody O’Toole and Archer Price each shot 71 to lead the Eagles in today’s final round. Brett Barron and Steven Fisk each shot 72 to give the Eagles a team total of 286, and Jake Storey carded a 73. Individual Crawford Simmons shot a 79.
Georgia Southern (-9) tied with Chattanooga, six strokes behind USC Aiken (-15). Seventeenth-ranked Clemson (-29) won the tournament.
Barron, who matched the school record and set a tournament mark with a 63 in the first round, tied for fifth with three others. Storey (-3) placed 13th, and Fisk moved up another four spots today to tie for 34th in the field of 127.
The Eagles ranked second in the tournament in par-4 scoring and tied for second with 154 pars over the weekend. It was Georgia Southern’s second straight top-three finish.
Price birdied his first hole and was 1-over through 16 before making birdie on his final two holes of the tournament. O’Toole played his first eight holes 3-under. After to falling to even par, the junior finished the day by going 1-under in his final three holes.
Fisk birdied two of his first five holes and scored par or better on his final five with a birdie on the 524-yard, par-5 15th hole.
Barron was even par through his first 11 holes and made birdie on holes 12 and 14 to move to 2-under. The freshman parred three of the next four holes but made double bogey on hole 17 to keep him from finishing fourth. Storey was 1-under after birdieing the 15th hole but was 2-over in his last three.
Quotable from Coach Carter Collins
“This team has resilience, and we came together in the final round to play our most complete team round of the event.”
“The course gathered a good bit of rain last night, and I’m proud of the team for adjusting their games and fighting through the conditions. It was a very good week for the team, and we’re ready for the next challenge.”
Georgia Southern has its final tune-up before the Sun Belt Championship when the Eagles travel to Gastonia, N.C., for the Gary Koch Invitational April 10-11.