What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State men's golf shot rounds of 292 and 278 to stand in fifth place following the first day of the sixth annual AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club.
* Junior Alex Herrmann shot an afternoon 6-under 66 and is tied for 10th at 3-under par entering the final round.
* Tuesday's final round is free and open to the public. Live scoring is available at GolfStat.com.
DULUTH, Ga. – Led by rounds of 66 and 68 from brothers Alex Herrmann and Max Herrmann on Monday afternoon, Georgia State sits in fifth place at the sixth annual AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club.
After struggling with an opening round 4-over 292, the Panthers shot a 10-under 278 in the afternoon to sit at 6-under with 18 holes to play on Tuesday.
Junior Alex Herrmann led Georgia State’s afternoon charge with a 6-under round that included seven birdies to stand tied for 10th at 3-under entering the final round. Max Herrmann added a 4-under round that included three birdies and an eagle to stand tied for 14th at 2-under par.
No. 25 Ole Miss leads the field by 11 strokes after 36 holes, sitting at 26-under following rounds of 276 and 274. South Florida is second at 15-under par, followed by defending champion Lipscomb in third at 11-under par. Troy sits fourth at 10-under par, with the Panthers rounding out the top five at 6-under.
Ole Miss’ Braden Thornberry, ranked No. 43 in the country, shot an afternoon 64 to move to 12-under par and hold the individual lead. South Florida’s Jimmy Jones is second at 10-under, followed by teammate Claudio Correa is third at 7-under par. Chattanooga’s Brooks Thomas is fourth at 6-under, with Georgia Southern’s Steven Fisk, Troy’s Clay Vannoy, Middle Tennessee’s Ilari Saulo and Ole Miss’ Noah West are tied for fifth at 5-under.
“Really proud of the way the guys rebounded in the afternoon,” head coach Joe Inman said. “I think nerves got the better of us in the morning, but now we are in position for a nice result. Alex and Max played really well this afternoon and I expect them to finish strong tomorrow.”
Senior Nathan Mallonee shot rounds of 72 and 71 to stand at 1-under par and tied for 20th after 36 holes.
Sophomore Nick Budd opened with a 71, but struggled to a 78 in the afternoon and is tied for 55th at 5-over par. Freshman Egill Gunnarsson rounded out the line-up with rounds of 78 and 73 to sit 64th at 7-over par.
Live scoring of the final round will be available at Golfstat.com.
Following this week’s event, Georgia State will return to the course for the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Oct. 30-31, at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.