GREENSBORO, N.C. – Led by three golfers in the top 20, Georgia State shot the third-lowest round of the day to finish fifth at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate at the Grandover Resort on Monday afternoon (October 27th, 2015). The Panthers shot a final round 4-over 292 to finish at 2-over for the 54-hole event.
Sophomore Max Herrmann tied for the low round of the day with a 3-under 69 to finish tied for 11th at 1-under par. Herrmann made four birdies during his final round.
Georgia State, which opened the fall with a 10th-place finish, placed among the top five in the final four events of the fall, including a win earlier this month.
“I’m really proud of the way we played this week,” head coach Joe Inman said. “We got off to a bit of a rough start the first nine holes yesterday, but after that, played the way we are capable of and showed we can compete with some of the best teams in the nation. This is a good springboard for us heading into the spring.”
Senior J.J. Grey added a final round 1-over 73 to place tied for 16th at even par. He finished the fall with four top 25 finishes.
Junior Nathan Mallonee shot a 4-over 76 on Monday to finish at 1-over and tied for 20th. He also had four top 25 finishes this fall.
Sophomore Alexander Herrmann added a 2-over 74 and finished 6-over and tied for 35th, while freshman Nathan Williams rounded out the line-up with a 4-over 76 to tie for 62nd at 12-over.
Freshman Nick Budd, competing as an individual, shot an even par 72 on Monday to tie for 41st at 7-over par.
No. 20 Purdue held on to earn the win, shooting a 3-over 291 on Monday to finish at 30-under par. No. 18 North Carolina finished second at 28-under, shooting the low round of the day, a 1-over 289. Host UNC Greensboro and Northwestern tied for third at 4-under par, with the Panthers rounding out the top five at 2-over.
Purdue’s Austin Eoff shot even par on Monday to finish 13-under par and earn a two-stroke win. North Carolina’s Henry Do finished second at 11-under, followed by Purdue’s Brian Carlson in third at 10-under. North Carolina’s Joshua Martin finished fourth at 9-under, with UNC Greensboro’s Taylor Coalson coming in fifth at 5-under.
The event concluded the fall season for the Panthers. Georgia State will return to action at the Mobile Intercollegiate, Feb. 22-23, 2016 in Mobile, Ala.