DULUTH, Ga. – Archer Price shot a 71, and three Eagles carded a 72 to lead Georgia Southern to a seventh-place finish in the final round of the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, at Berkeley Hills Country Club.
Georgia Southern (-4) finished a stroke behind Chattanooga (-5) and three strokes behind tournament host Georgia State (-7), which took fifth. Ole Miss (-33) won the tournament, Lipscomb (-18) took second and Troy (-17) placed third.
Steven Fisk (-5) posted a 72 to tie for seventh, while Luukas Alakulppi and Jake Storey each shot a 72. Individual Jonas Vaisanen finished with a 75, and Brett Barron and individual Alexander DeRosa each shot a 77.
Price birdied two of his first four holes and scored par or better on his last 12 holes of the day while shooting 1-under on the back nine. Fisk had two birdies on the front to make the turn 1-under and had just one blemish on his card on the back nine.
Alakulppi birdied the first hole, was 2-under through the first 11 and the freshman tied the team lead with four birdies on the day. Storey also notched four birdies in the round and parred his final four holes. The Eagles finished the tournament ranked third in birdies with 50.
Quotable from Coach Carter Collins
“Getting experience has been an important part of the overall maturation process of this young team, and I’m proud of the progress we have made.”
“Our second and third rounds were all made up of scores at par or better, and that shows us becoming a more consistent team.”
“We played very solid golf after our rough start yesterday, and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish when we manage our starts a little better.”
Georgia Southern caps the fall season Oct. 30, at the Warrior Princeville Invitational in Kauai, Hawaii.