SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Georgia State men’s golf team won the Wofford Invitational on Tuesday as four Panthers finished among the top 15 individuals, including freshman Maxence Mugnier who finished in second place at the Country Club of Spartanburg.
For the Panthers it was their first regular season tournament title since the 2016 Furman Intercollegiate and first overall since taking the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Championship in match play. It also marked the first title for head coach Chad Wilson at Georgia State. The 12-stroke win is the 10th-largest margin of victory of the 30 tournament wins in program history.
Mugnier nearly earned low medalist honors before finishing in second place at 6-under par. Mugnier made two eagles during the final round, the second coming on the 17th hole, giving himself a shot at birdie to tie for the lead on Hole 18. He shot under par in all three rounds of the event and now has shot par or better in his last four rounds of competition. He finished the week shooting 11-under par on the Par 5’s, tops in the field.
The low round of the day for the Panthers went to senior Ashton Poole who fired a 69 to finish tied for ninth at 1-under par. It’s Poole’s second top 10 finish of the spring and fourth top 25 in six events.
Sophomore Will Chambless made six birdies during his round to shoot a 70 on Tuesday and finish at 3-over and tied for 24th, while senior Egill Gunnarsson shot 75 to finish tied for 12th at even par.
Georgia State shot a final round 4-under 284 to finish the 54-hole event at 17-under par. The three-round score of 847 places just outside the top 10 in school history for lowest three-round tournament score. The Panthers topped host Wofford and Western Carolina which tied for second place at 5-under par.
Georgia State led the field in Par 4 scoring (4.07) and Par 5 scoring (4.47) going a remarkable 32-under on the Par 5’s. The Panthers also led the field with 58 birdies.
Top 5 Teams
1. Georgia State: -17
t2. Western Carolina: -5
t2. Wofford: -5
4. Francis Marion: +2
5. Charleston Southern: +6
Top 5 Individuals
1. Ryan Marter (Wofford): -7
2. Maxence Mugnier (Georgia State): -6
t3. Grant Sellers (Francis Marion): -5
t3. Pierre Viallaneix (Western Carolina): -5
t5. Presten Richardson (Western Carolina): -4
t5. Max Dupree (USC Upstate): -4
Georgia State Results
2. Maxence Mugnier: -6 (69-71-70)
t9. Ashton Poole: -1 (70-76-69)
t12. Egill Gunnarsson: E (70-71-75)
t15. Josh Edgar: +1 (68-74-75)
t20. Elliot Anger: +2 (74-71-73)*
t24. Will Chambless: +3 (79-70-70)