What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State sits tied for eighth midway thru the second round of the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner.
* Originally scheduled as a three-day event, teams are now playing 54 holes in two days to avoid inclement weather scheduled for Tuesday.
* Alex Herrmann and Nathan Williams currently lead the Panthers at even par and tied for 25th.
AUBURN, Ala. – As darkness set in, the Georgia State men’s golf team found itself midway thru the second round of play tied for eighth on Sunday evening at the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner.
Originally scheduled as a three-day event, inclement weather is expected for Tuesday, forcing the 19-team field to play as many holes today as possible on Sunday before finishing the event on Monday.
Georgia State opened the day with a 2-over 290, but is currently 1-under on its second round with players completing between 12 and 15 holes of round two.
Junior Alex Herrmann and sophomore Nathan Williams are currently tops for the Panthers tied for 25th place at even par. Herrmann opened with a 1-under 71 and sits 1-over thru 12 holes of his second round.
Williams shot a 75 on Sunday morning, but is 3-under par on his second round with just three holes to play.
“We have not played our best golf, but we are still in position for a really good finish,” head coach Joe Inman said. “We made a lot of birdies today, but allowed too many big numbers get in the way of being higher up the leaderboard. Hopefully we can solve that on Monday.”
Sophomore Nick Budd opened play with a 73 and is 1-over thru 12 holes in the second round to sit in a tie for 41st with senior Nathan Mallonee who shot a morning 71 and is 3-over thru 12 holes in the afternoon. Both are 2-over for the event.
Junior Max Herrmann rounds out the line-up in a tie for 90th at 10-over par. He shot an opening round 82, but is even thru 12 holes in the afternoon.
Host Auburn shot an opening round 9-under 279 and is even in the second round to have a three-stroke lead entering Monday. Missouri and UNC Wilmington are tied for second at 6-under par, with Louisville in fourth at 3-under par. Arkansas State rounds out the top five at 1-under par early in its second round.
UNC Wilmington’s Thomas Eldridge is 6-under thru 12 holes in his second round and 9-under for the tournament to hold the lead entering Monday. Minnesota’s Justin Doeden sits in second place at 8-under par, followed by Kennesaw State’s Chris Guglielmo and Arkansas State’s Zan Luka Stirn in third at 7-under par. Kansas State’s Roland Massimino rounds out the top five at 6-under par.
Live scoring can be found throughout the tournament at Golfstat.com. Play will resume on Monday morning at 8:45 a.m. ET. The final round is scheduled for a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Following the event, Georgia State will return to the course March 12-14, at the Bandon Dunes Invitational in Bandon, Ore.