Fogel and Sells earn All-PBC honors

Published 4:44 pm Monday, April 22, 2024

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AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University men’s golfers Erik Fogel and Payne Sells were named to the 2023-24 Peach Belt All-Conference teams released Thursday by league office.

Fogel was a first team selection. He ranks sixth in the conference with a 71.8 scoring average this season. The Stockholm, Sweden native has finished in the top 10 of five of nine events completed. He had a pair of fourth place finishes that included the Hurricane Invitational in October and the Southeastern Collegiate in March, the latter earned him Peach Belt Golfer of the Week on March 18. Fogel becomes the Hurricanes 10th Peach Belt All-Conference First Team selection and the program’s first since the 2019-20 season.

Sells claimed his first all-conference honor a week after earning his first PBC Player of the Week award. Sells, a native of Perry, GA., was named to the second team. He has four top 10 finishes in 10 events. Sells won the Argonaut Invitational on April 9, shooting rounds of 66-71-70 to finish at 9-under-par 207 for his first collegiate victory. The senior tied for the low round of the tournament with 66 in his opener.

Both golfers have posted rounds of 66 this season, which ties them for the PBC lead for low round in 2023-24.