What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State men's golf team shot rounds of 295 and 289 to stand in 11th place following two rounds of The Battle at Stono Ferry in Hollywood, S.C.
* Junior Nick Budd shot back-to-back rounds of 72 to lead the Panthers at even par and tied for 25th.
* Junior Severin Soller shot the low round of the day for the Panthers, a 4-under 68 during the opening 18 holes.
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. – Led by a pair of 72s from junior Nick Budd, the Georgia State men’s golf team shot rounds of 295 and 289 to stand in 11th place following 36 holes of The Battle at Stono Ferry.
Budd made six birdies during the 36 holes at The Links at Stono Ferry on Friday. He stands tied for 25th with 18 holes to play on Saturday.
Georgia State stands 8-over par, but also within just 10-strokes of a top-five finish.
“Honestly, not much went right for us today,” Director of Golf Joe Inman said. “We had a couple of good rounds, but overall, made way too many big numbers that cost us any chance of being near the top of the leaderboard. We will come out on Saturday and try to finish the fall season in the best fashion possible.”
Following an opening-round 4-under 68, junior Severin Soller shot an afternoon 77 and is tied for 31st at 1-over par. Soller has finished in the top 15 in his first three tournaments of the fall.
Senior Alex Herrmann struggled in the morning to shoot a 77, but rebounded with a 3-under 69 in the afternoon and is tied for 36th at 2-over par. Twin brother Max Herrmann shot rounds of 78 and 75 on Friday and is tied for 59th at 9-over par. Sophomore Egill Gunnarsson rounded out the line-up with rounds of 82 and 73 to sit 63rd at 11-over par.
Junior Nathan Williams is competing as an individual for the Panthers this week. He stands in a tie for 56th at 8-over par following rounds of 78 and 74.
Campbell shot rounds of 277 and 273 to lead the field following day one at 26-under par. Host College of Charleston is in second-place at 23-under par, while Maryland stands in third at 9-under par. High Point is in fourth-place at 5-under par, with McNeese State in fifth at 2-under par.
College of Charleston’s Hunter Dunagan opened play with rounds of 64 and 67 to hold the individual lead at 13-under par. Campbell’s Jesper Svensson is in second at 10-under par, with teammate Amarin Kraivixien in third at 9-under par. Maryland’s David Kocher is in fourth-place at 8-under par, while SMU’s McClure Meissner rounds out the top five at 6-under par.
Live scoring of the entire tournament will be available at Golfstat.com.
Following this week’s event, Georgia State will return to the course for the All-American Intercollegiate hosted by Houston Feb. 16-18 in Houston, Texas.