Georgia State finished among a group of seven teams separated by just five strokes. The Panthers finished just two strokes back of a tie for fourth at 26-over par.
Freshman Jonathan Grey, ranked No. 19 in the country, finished tied for 19th at 5-over par. He shot a final round 1-over 73 to finish the fall with a 71.17 scoring average. In four tournaments, Grey finished among the top 20 in all with a pair of victories.
“I was proud of the way we finished,” commented head coach Joe Inman. “If it wasn’t for a tough start in the first round on Saturday, we would have been right where we wanted to be.
“Regardless, we had a very good fall season and have put our selves in prime position entering the spring to make a run at the NCAA Regionals in May. We know what we need to work on the next three months to be ready for Sawgrass the first week of February.”
A trio of Panthers tied for 30th at 7-over par. Sophomore Davin White fired a final round 3-over, 75, that included three birdies. Sophomore Damon Stephenson tied for the low Panther round of the day with a final round 73 that included an eagle at the par 5 sixth hole. Tyler Gruca finished with a final round 74 after shooting the Panthers low round of the tournament on Saturday afternoon, a 2-under, 70.
Junior Grant Cagle rounded out the Panthers line-up with a final round 7-over 79 to finish the tournament 17-over and alone in 60th. He also eagled the par 5 sixth hole, but two triple bogeys derailed his round.
Junior Ross Mclister, competing as an individual, shot his best round of the tournament, a 3-over 75 to finish at 16-over and tied for 55th.
No. 47 Mississippi State overcame a one-stroke deficit to earn a four-stroke win over No. 50 Chattanooga. The Bulldogs shot a final round 1-over 289 to finish as the lone team under par at 3-under. Iowa State finished third at 2-over, followed by a group of three teams tied for fourth at 22-over: No. 28 Ole Miss, No. 42 Virginia Tech and NC State.
No. 88 Chris Robb of Chattanooga earned low medalist honors by one stroke over Mississippi State’s Axel Boasson. Robb finished at 9-under following a final round 69, while Boasson shot 72 over the final 18 holes. Iowa State’s Scott Fernandez, ranked 16th in the country, and Ole Miss’ Blake Morris, ranked 68th, finished tied for third at 4-under. Mississippi State’s Chad Ramey rounded out the top five at 3-under par.
Georgia State will head into the off-season until returning to the course for the SeaBest Seafood Invitational hosted by Jacksonville University on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass the first week of February.