WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Georgia State shot a final round 11-over 299 to finish in a tie for ninth at the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner on Tuesday.
- Junior Josh Edgar earned a career-best tie for third place, coming up just one stroke shy of a playoff for first place.
- Freshman David Li shot a tournament-best 1-over 73 during the final round that included three birdies and an eagle.
OPELIKA, Ala. – Junior Josh Edgar earned a career-best tie for third to lead Georgia State to a tie for ninth at the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner on Tuesday.
Edgar shot a final round 3-over 75 to just miss out on a playoff for the top spot, but still finished at 3-under par for the 54-hole event while setting multiple career-bests during the tournament.
Georgia State shot a final round 11-over 299 and finished the 16-team event tied with Chattanooga and Western Kentucky.
“I’m really proud of the way Josh played all week,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “Although I know it wasn’t the finish he wanted today, it was really his first opportunity at a collegiate win and he gave himself a chance. He and Severin really played well for us all week and I know this is just the start of a great spring season for the two of them.”
Senior Severin Soller finished tied for 17th at 2-over par following a final round 3-over 75. He made five birdies during the final round which were unfortunately negated by a pair of double bogeys.
Freshman David Li shot the best round of the day for Georgia State, a 1-over 73 highlighted by an eagle on the 12th hole. Li finished the week tied for 72nd at 17-over par. Senior Nick Budd added a 4-over 76 on Tuesday to tie for 64th at 15-over par, while senior Nathan Williams rounded out the line-up with an 82 to finish in 82nd place at 29-over par.
Host Auburn, ranked No. 10 in the country, shot a final round 8-under 280 to finish at 11-under par and earn a 10-stroke win on their home course. No. 6 SMU finished in second place at 1-under par with South Alabama in third at 8-over par. No. 21 Arkansas State placed fourth at 9-over par as Kennesaw State rounded out the top five at 14-over par.
Auburn’s Brandon Mancheno, who is ranked No. 45 in the country, defeated Kennesaw State’s Wyatt Larkin in a one-hole playoff to earn low medalist honors. The duo finished at 4-under par over the three day event. Edgar finished tied for third with SMU teammates McClure Meissner and Noah Goodwin along with UL Monroe’s Guillaume Fanonnel.
Georgia State will return to the course for the Schenkel Invitational hosted by in-state rival Georgia Southern at Forest Heights Golf Club March 15-17.