CASHIERS, N.C. – Freshman Mason Williams shot a 65, senior Steven Fisk posted a 66 and the Georgia Southern men’s golf team fired another 272 to pull away from the field and win the The Hummingbird Intercollegiate at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley Tuesday.
GS, which had three freshmen, a sophomore and a senior in the lineup this week, finished with a three-round total of 822 (-30), topping the school record of 828, set at last year’s Fighting Irish Classic.
Fisk birdied six holes and shot 29 on the back nine today on his way to his second straight win and fifth career victory, and Williams had a clean card with six birdies and tied for fifth. Freshman Wilson Andress shot an even-par 71 and tied for seventh, and classmate Ben Carr shot a 72 and tied for 10th. Sophomore Avery Price posted a 70 and tied for 26th.
Jacob Bayer, who played as an individual this week, carded a 69 today. The Eagles topped Morehead State (-17) by 13 strokes, and Florida Atlantic (-9) finished third.
The Eagles took advantage of the Par 5s, combining to play them 21-under, and led the tournament in par-3, par-4 and par-5 scoring while rolling in 66 birdies, nine more than Morehead State. Fisk, Williams and Bayer all had 14 birdies, while Andress and Carr tallied 13.
Georgia Southern set the tournament record with its three-round total, and Fisk posted the second-lowest 54-hole score in tournament history at 203, just a stroke off of Clemson’s Colby Patton who shot 202 in 2017.
Williams tied the tournament single-round record-low of 65 in today’s final round. He is the fourth men’s golfer to hit 65 in tournament action in the history of the Hummingbird Intercollegiate.
Quote from Coach Carter Collins, “this was a great week for the team and what we have been building towards all semester. It was a total team effort with all five guys contributing every step of the way. For a young team to come into the final round with a nine-shot lead and shoot our second-lowest round in program history says a lot about this team.”
“Eagle Nation should be very proud of the determination in this group, and I believe the best is yet to come. Go Eagles!”
The Eagles continue a stretch of four events in four weeks when they travel to the Fighting Irish Invitational at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind., this weekend.