VALENCIA, C.A. – Georgia State shot a final round 14-over 302 to finish 12th at the Jones Invitational at Valencia Country Club on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Alexander Herrmann led Georgia State with a tie for 27th as three Panthers finished among the top 30.
Herrmann shot a final-round 5-over 77, which included four birdies, to finish 6-over for the event.
The Panthers finished the 54-hole event at 32-over par, but were within 10 strokes of finishing in the top half of the field.
“I think everyone on our team would agree that we were disappointed by the result this week,” head coach Joe Inman said. “We made a ton of birdies, but we also made too many big numbers that we were not able to overcome. We need to figure out how to eliminate those big numbers quickly if we want to reach out goals this season.”
Senior Damon Stephenson and sophomore Nathan Mallonee each shot 76 on Tuesday to finish tied for 30th at 7-over par.
Junior J.J. Grey rebounded from a tough second round to shoot 74 and finished tied for 55th.
After missing the second round due to injury, Davin White returned to the line-up and shot a final round 76.
Senior Gus Wagoner, competing as an individual, shot a final round 79 to shoot 24-over and finish 77th.
Southern Cal finished at 14-under par to win the event by 16 strokes over Kennesaw State which finished second at 2-over. Northwestern finished in third at 6-over, followed by Sam Houston State and BYU which tied for fourth at 13-over.
Winthrop’s Zach Seabolt won a two-hole playoff over USC’s Sean Crocker to earn low medalist honors at 8-under par. Kennesaw State’s Teremoana Beaucousin finished third at 7-under, followed by USC’s Rico Hoey in fourth at 3-under. UC Irvine’s David Kim rounded out the top five at 2-under.
Georgia State will return to the course in two weeks for the Tiger Invitational hosted by Auburn, March 9-10, 2015. It will be the first of four tournaments in the month of March.