GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Georgia State men’s golf team shot a final round 16-over 304 to finish 10th at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate at the Grandover Resort on Sunday, October 26th, 2014. The Panthers finished 29-over for the 54-hole event.
Senior Damon Stephenson led the Panthers with a final round 73, while senior Davin White and junior J.J. Grey tied for 27th.
“I would be lying if I didn’t say we were all disappointed with how today went,” head coach Joe Inman said. “We had a great opportunity to move up the leader board and we were not able to take advantage of good scoring opportunities.
“Our fall season is now over and we will evaluate every part of our program to make sure that we are ready and focused when the spring comes. We still can reach all of our goals this season, but we are going to have to work better to accomplish them.”
Stephenson made three birdies en route to the 1-over round. He finished the 54-hole event at 8-over par and tied for 35th.
Grey shot a final round 3-over 75 and finished 7-over for the tournament, tied for 27th.
White finished the event with a 79 on Sunday to also finish at 7-over and tied with Grey.
Sophomore Nathan Mallonee tied with Stephenson for 35th after shooting 77 on Sunday to finish at 8-over.
Freshman Alexander Herrmann rounded out the Panthers line-up with a final round 79 to finish tied for 70th at 20-over par.
Freshman Max Herrmann, competing as an individual, shot a 1-over 73 in the final round to finish at 5-over par and tied for 19th.
No. 21 North Carolina shot a tournament-low 7-under 281 to finish at 15-under and win the event by 12 strokes over No. 33 Virginia Tech. The Hokies finish at 3-under par after shooting 290 on Sunday. Chattanooga finished third at 8-over, followed by South Alabama at 12-over. Mercer rounded out the top five at 14-over.
North Carolina’s Ben Griffin, ranked No. 33 by Golfstat, shot a final round 5-under 67 to earn low medalist honors by one-stroke at 10-under par. Virginia Tech’s Scott Vincent finished second at 9-under, followed by teammate Trevor Cone in third at 7-under. North Carolina’s William Register, ranked No. 22 in the nation finished fourth at 6-under. Purdue’s Austin Eoff, South Alabama’s Daniel Jansen and Chattanooga’s Andrew Weathers rounded out the top five at 2-under par.
Georgia State made its fourth straight appearance in UNCG’s annual event. The 13-team field featured three teams currently ranked in the top 50 by Golfweek and 12 teams in the top 100. The Panthers are currently ranked No. 75 in the country.
This event concluded the fall season for the Panthers. Georgia State will return to action at the SunTrust Gator Invitational, February 14-15, 2015 in Gainesville, F.L.