What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State men’s golf team shot a second-round 11-over 299 to move into ninth-place following the second round of the second annual Maui Jim Intercollegiate in Carefree, Ariz.
* Senior Max Herrmann led the Panthers on Saturday with a 1-under 71 and stands tied for 20th.
* Georgia State is hosting the event in Arizona for a second-straight year. This year’s event is being played at Desert Forest Golf Club.


CAREFREE, Ariz. – Led by a 1-under 71 from senior Max Herrmann, the Georgia State men’s golf team shot a second-round 11-over 299 to move into ninth place entering the final round of the second annual Maui Jim Intercollegiate at Desert Forest Golf Club.

Herrmann made three birdies during the second round and moved into a tie for 20th at 2-over par with 18 holes to play on Sunday.

Georgia State stands at 23-over par and will look to climb the leaderboard on Sunday in its first event of the year.

“We made a bunch of birdies today, but we also had three ‘others’ and you just can’t do that and expect to put up a good score,” Director of Golf Joe Inman said. “We did some things better today than yesterday, but we still have some stuff that we need to clean up if we expect to move up the leaderboard on Sunday.”

Senior Alex Herrmann added an even-par 72 for the Panthers on Saturday and is tied for 28th at 5-over par following a round that included three birdies. He is tied with junior Nick Budd who shot 78 in the second round.

Freshman Peter Chung is tied for 57th at 11-over par following a second-round 78, while junior Nathan Williams rounds out the line-up in a tie for 69th at 16-over par after shooting 78 on Saturday.

Juniors James Kyles and Josh Edgar are competing as individuals for the Panthers. Kyles shot a 1-over 73 on Saturday and is tied for 41st at 7-over par, while Edgar shot 76 and is tied for 53rd at 10-over par.

Kent State and Georgia Tech will enter the final round tied for the lead at 1-over par. LSU, Arizona State and Lipscomb are right on their heels at 4-over par, just three strokes back and tied for third.

Lipscomb’s Dawson Armstrong used a 5-under 67 to take over the individual lead at 6-under par. Kent State’s Gisli Sveinbergsson stands in second place at 5-under par, with Georgia Tech’s Tyler Strafaci and Arizona State’s Alex Del Rey Gonzalez tied for third at 3-under par. Nebraska’s Jace Guthmiller and Arizona State’s Mason Andersen are tied for fifth at 2-under par.

Play will conclude on Sunday morning with tee times off Holes No. 1 and No. 10 at 10 a.m. ET. Georgia State will go off Hole No. 1 beginning at 10 a.m. ET and be paired with Kansas and Rice.

Live scoring can be found throughout the tournament at Golfstat.com. Fans can follow @GaStateGolf on Twitter for updates throughout the event.

Following this week’s tournament, the Panthers will return home to host the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club Oct. 15-17.