SANDESTIN, Fla. — Georgia Southern shot a school record 21-under-par 263 as a team Tuesday to win stroke play at the Sun Belt Men’s Golf Championship at Raven Golf Club, and Steven Fisk won individual medalist honors for the second time in his career.
The Eagles earn the top seed for match play and will face ULM in the semifinals Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. ET. GS (-31) topped Coastal Carolina (-27) by four strokes, and Arkansas State (-16) finished third. UTA (-15) and ULM tied for fourth and had to play off for the final match-play spot, which ULM won.
Fisk topped Arkansas State’s Luka Naglic in a 1-hole playoff to win individual medalist honors. It was the senior’s ninth career win, breaking the Georgia Southern record, formerly held by Jodie Mudd.
Fisk, who won the Sun Belt Championship in a playoff in 2017, is the first two-time conference champion in Georgia Southern history and the second player to win the Sun Belt title twice, joining David Faught of Arkansas State, who won it in 1994 and 1997.
Fisk continued the momentum he built in yesterday’s record round of 61 by shooting 2-under on the front with birdies on 5 and 9. He birdied three out of his first six holes on the back nine and after a bogey on 16, the senior birdied 17 and made par on 18 to finish with a 66 and force the playoff.
Brett Barron made seven birdies with no bogeys to shoot 29 on the back nine, and the junior finished with a 65 to lead the Eagles today. Jake Maples and Ben Carr also shot a 66, giving the Eagles the rare ability not to have to count freshman Colin Bowles’ 67.
All four Eagles placed in the top-20 with Carr tying for seventh, Barron finishing 14th and Maples and Bowles, who is making his Georgia Southern debut in the lineup this week, tying for 15th.
After a 75 in Sunday’s first round, Fisk turned his tournament around by firing a 10-under-par 61 Monday. His total was one shy of the school record he shot in Hawaii in 2017, and he broke the 13-year-old course record and the Sun Belt Championship record shot by Coastal Carolina’s Morgan Deneen last year.
The Eagles will take on ULM in the semifinals of match play Wednesday and will tee off the first hole at 8:30 a.m. ET. Coverage on ESPN+ starts at 8:30 a.m.