FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (WTOC) - Steven Fisk already had a pretty good argument for the title of best golfer in Georgia Southern history.
He only added to his legacy this week.
Fisk closed out his time in blue and white with a 2nd place individual finish at the NCAA Championships Monday, the highest national finish in Georgia Southern history.
The Stockbridge, GA native fired a final round 71 (-1) to finish at -5, in solo second place and five shots behind national champion Matthew Woolf of Oklahoma State.
“It just means that I proved something to myself that I can compete at the highest level of college golf. It was a special week," Fisk says. “To do something like this for my team and all of Eagle Nation is really special.”
Like much of the field, Fisk had to battle through the front nine at The Blessings Club. A bogey on three followed by a double bogey on four, his first of the weekend, left him three over at the turn.
“My mentality didn’t change. I just stuck to the game plan I had and stayed so, so patient all day just like I wanted to," Fisk says. “I’m very, very proud of how I handled not only the good stretches, but the bad ones as well.”
The entire back nine was a good stretch though for the senior. Fisk carded birdies at 10 and 11 to get his momentum going. After three straight pars, he got back to even on the day with a birdie at the par five 15th.
The final birdie of his Georgia Southern career happened on the par three 17th and vaulted him into second place by himself. Fisk clinched the national runner-up with a par on 18.
For Fisk, it’s his 13th career top-five finish and 25th career top ten. Regardless of if he’s seen as Georgia Southern’s best ever, Fisk closes out his career accomplishing the goal he started his collegiate career with.
“Coach told us when we came in as freshmen to leave the program better than we found it. For four years, I’ve tried to do the best I could at that,” Fisk says. “Hopefully, a lot of people think I’ve done a good job of it.”