Senior golfer Steven Fisk has won two Sun Belt Golfer of the Year awards, nine individual tournament championships and holds the record for lowest round in Georgia Southern men’s golf history.
Monday, he will look to build to his already decorated GS legacy by competing for an individual national championship.
Through three rounds at the NCAA men’s golf national championship in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the Eagles did not make the 15-team cut off, shooting a team score of 913, 49-over par. But Fisk has advanced to the fourth and final round of stroke play at 4-under par which is good for third place with one round remaining.
“I know him,” GS Head Coach Carter Collins said. “I've seen him at junior golf, I’ve seen him four years now. I believe in him. He believes in himself and there’s nothing he can't do.”
For his game plan in his final round of collegiate golf, Fisk plans to keep it simple.
“Stick to what I’ve been doing the last couple days,” Fisk said. “I feel like I figured out the course after yesterday's round. I had a good game plan so I’ll try to stick to that.”
Fisk will be paired up with Arizona State’s Chun An Yu who is in fourth place at 3-under par and Liberty’s Gabe Lench who is tied for 11th at 1-over par.
While the remaining GS golfers won't be competing on Memorial Day, they’ll be following their senior captain as he makes his way through the course.
“It stinks that my brothers won't be able to play tomorrow, but I’ll definitely be happy to fly the flag,” Fisk said.
Collins is confident that Fisk will compete like he always does. Collins emphasized his golfer gaining experience each day on the Blessings Golf Club course.
“This golf course is so demanding on every single shot, and he's been unbelievable this whole week and persevered to the end,” Collins said. “He birdied two of the last four holes to close the gap going into [Monday]. I know that was very important to him, and we can't wait to see what he does [Monday].”
Whatever happens Monday, Fisk has etched his name into GS history. Though Monday’s round will be the final round Fisk plays representing the Eagles, he remains focused on the final goal.
“I haven't really thought about the end of it yet,” Fisk said. “I’m just trying to get through this week.”
McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Editor-In-Chief, email@example.com