Georgia State’s Jonathan Grey nearly overcame a five-stroke deficit at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship on Tuesday, finishing second at 5-under by one stroke as the Panthers finished tied for sixth. Grey, who has won three times this year, shot a final round 4-under 68.
A fourth win would have put Grey alone at the top of an elite group of Georgia State golfers with the most wins in program history. Remarkably, this was just the tenth collegiate tournament of Grey’s career. He will go into the Sun Belt Conference Championship in just over a week as one of the favorites and looking to secure Freshman All-America honors.
He has finished in the top 20 in nine of his ten tournaments this year, including five top 10 finishes which ranks tied for the tenth most in a single season in program history.
“I was pleased to see us bounce back today,” commented head coach Joe Inman. “We have some work to do between now and the conference championship, but I like the fact that we gave ourselves some momentum today.
“Jonathan played just another superb round of golf. He made four birdies and did not have a single blemish on his scorecard. He is a very special player and proved it today.”
Junior Tyler Gruca finished the event 7-over and tied for 25th, his fourth straight top 25 finish. Junior Grant Cagle completed a final round 75 that left him at 13-over and tied for 44th. Sophomore Davin White finished at 14-over for the tournament and tied for 52nd and sophomore Damon Stephenson shot a final round 79 to finish at 15-over and tied for 56th.
Georgia State will start preparations for its inaugural Sun Belt Conference Championship in Muscle Shoals, Ala., April 22-24.