GREENVILLE, S.C.– Led by under par rounds from Egill Gunnarsson and James Kyles, the Georgia State men’s golf team shot a final round 1-over 285 to finish in a tie for 14th at the 50th annual Furman Intercollegiate at the Furman University Golf Course.
Georgia State jumped four spots in the standings to finish at 42-over par after improving 11 strokes from round two to round three.
Gunnarsson made five birdies en route to a 1-under 70 to finish in a tie for 30th at 6-over par. Kyles also shot a 1-under 70 to tie with Gunnarsson at 6-over par.
“Really proud of the way we finished this tournament,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “Our last two tournaments we have gotten off to rough starts, but finished strong. We need to figure out a way to take that same mental approach into the first round to give us a shot at finishing higher on the leaderboard.”
Junior Josh Edgar added a final round 1-over 72 to finish in a tie for 58th at 11-over par. Sophomore Owen Sertl shot a 2-over 73 to finish in a tie for 102nd at 19-over par, while senior Severin Soller rounded out the line-up with a 79 to finish in 113th place at 28-over par.
Coastal Carolina shot even par on Sunday to finish at 7-under par for the 54-hole event and win the three-day event. Davidson finished in second-place at 3-under par, while host Furman came in third at 1-over par. Virginia Tech finished in fourth-place at 5-over par with Minnesota rounding out the top five at 8-over par.
Furman’s Keller Harper earned low medalist honors by one stroke finishing at 8-under par. Coastal Carolina’s Wes Artac finished in second-place at 7-under par, while teammate Zack Taylor and Davidson’s Hoke Carlton tied for third place at 5-under par. A trio of golfers rounded out the top five at 2-under par.
Georgia State will return to the course for the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational April 6-7, in Augusta, Ga., at Forest Hills Golf Club.