What You Need to Know:
- The Georgia State men’s golf team shot a final round 3-over 291 to finish in eight-place at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in Carefree, Ariz., on Sunday.
- Senior Max Herrmann shot a final round 3-under 69 to finish the 54-hole event at 1-under par and tied for 10th.
- Georgia State was hosting the event for a second-straight year and now will turn their sites to its home course where the Panthers will host the Autotrader Collegiate Classic Oct. 15-17.
CAREFREE, Ariz. – Led by a 3-under par 69 from senior Max Herrmann, the Georgia State men’s golf team shot a final round 3-over 291 to finish in eighth-place at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate at Desert Forest Golf Club on Sunday.
Herrmann finished the tournament with back-to-back rounds under par and a tie for 10th place at 1-under par. He had shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday after opening with a 75.
Georgia State finished at 26-over par in the season-opening event. The Panthers were originally scheduled to begin the season at The Invitational at The Ocean Course, but the event was postponed until November due to Hurricane Irma.
“I’m really proud of the way our guys fought all week and then put together their best round of the week on Sunday,” Director of Golf Joe Inman said. “This could be arguably be the toughest course we play this year, but our guys never gave up.
“I’m excited for Max with the way he was able to start the season. I am looking forward to great things from him this year.”
Junior Nick Budd added a final round 72 to finish the event at 5-over and tied for 29th. Senior Alex Herrmann shot a final round 76 to tie for 37th at 9-over par.
Junior Nathan Williams shot his low round of the event on Sunday, a 2-over 74, to move into a tie for 59th at 18-over par. Freshman Peter Chung, making his collegiate debut, shot a final round 80 and tied for 72nd at 19-over par.
Junior James Kyles and sophomore Josh Edgar competed as individuals for the Panthers this week. Kyles finished with a final round 78 to tie for 53rd at 13-over par, while Edgar shot 77 and tied for 56th at 15-over par.
Arizona State shot an impressive final round 11-under 277 to finish at 7-under par and earn a one-stroke win over Georgia Tech which placed second at 6-under par. Kent State finished in third place at 5-under par, while LSU finished fourth at 2-under par. Lipscomb rounded out the top five at 6-over par.
Arizona State’s Alex Del Rey Gonzalez shot a final round 65 to finish at 10-under par and earn low medalist honors by three strokes. Lipscomb’s Dawson Armstrong finished in second place at 7-under par, with Kent State’s Gisli Sveinbergsson coming in third at 6-under par. Georgia Tech’s Tyler Strafaci placed fourth at 5-under par, while Minnesota’s Angus Flanagan came in fifth at 4-under par.
Georgia State will now return home to host the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club Oct. 15-17, in nearby Duluth.