DULUTH, Ga. – With four golfers in the top 25, the Georgia State men’s golf team finished in second-place at the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club on Tuesday.
Junior Severin Soller, a transfer from Mississippi State, shot a final round 1-under 71 to finish tied for fourth at 1-under par for the 54-hole event. He now has two top-five finishes in two starts at Georgia State following a win at the Bridgestone Stroke Play last month.
In-state rival Georgia Southern cruised to a 24-stroke win and a second Autotrader Collegiate Classic title. The Eagles became the first team to win the two-day event twice. Southern was led by a record-setting performance from Steven Fisk who set a tournament record with a 19-under par total to win by 12 strokes. Fisk shot rounds of 66, 66 and 65.
Georgia State shot a final round 2-over 290 to finish at 7-over par for the event. Notre Dame came in third-place at 9-over par, followed by Mississippi State in fourth at 13-over par. Lipscomb rounded out the top five at 14-over par, with Kansas, Augusta and Boston College just a few strokes behind in the 16-team field.
“Due to the support from our sponsors, including Autotrader, as well as Berkeley Hills Country Club and their members, we were able to have another great event,” Director of Golf Joe Inman said. “I thought we played well this week, but Georgia Southern and Steven Fisk played some outstanding golf. We are thankfully to have had such a great field of teams that wanted to come to Atlanta every year.”
Senior Alex Herrmann shot a final round 2-under 70 to move up into 12th place at 2-over par. He made one of three eagles for the Panthers during the final round.
Senior Max Herrmann along with junior Nick Budd tied for 23rd at 5-over par. Herrmann shot a second-straight 74, while Budd added a 76 on Tuesday. Sophomore Josh Edgar shot a final round 75 to finish tied for 35th at 7-over par.
Four Panthers also competed as individuals on Tuesday. Junior Nathan Williams shot a final round 77 to stand in a tie for 23rd at 5-over par, while freshman Peter Chung shot 72 in the final round to tie for 39th at 8-over. Junior James Kyles tied for 65th at 13-over par following a final round 75 with freshman Owen Sertl tying for 74th at 16-over par after shooting 80on Tuesday.
Fisk cruised to a 12-stroke win over Notre Dame’s Miguel Delgado who finished at 7-under par. Lipscomb’s Hunter Howell came in third-place at 2-under par, with Soller tying Boston College’s Matt Naumec and Augusta’s Broc Everett for fourth at 1-under par.
The field included six teams ranked in the top 100 in the latest Golfweek rankings, including three teams in the top 50. The 92-player field also included six players currently ranked in the top 100, including Georgia State’s Max Herrmann at No. 49 and Severin Soller at No. 92.
Georgia State will return to the course for the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Oct. 28-29, at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.