What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State men's golf shot a final round 1-under 287 to finish fifth the sixth annual AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club.
* Sophomore Nick Budd led the Panthers with a final round 68 to finish the event tied for 28th at 1-over par.
* No. 25 Ole Miss won the event setting a tournament scoring record of 33-under par, while Rebel Braden Thornberry won, shooting 18-under par, also a tournament record.
DULUTH, Ga. – Led by a final round 4-under 68 from sophomore Nick Budd, Georgia State shot a 1-under 287 on Tuesday to finish fifth at the sixth annual AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club.
Budd made six birdies en route to his final round total, finishing tied for 28th at 1-over par for the two-day event.
No. 25 Ole Miss cruised to the tournament title, shooting an event-record 33-under par to win by 15 strokes. Defending champion Lipscomb finished second at 18-under par, followed by Troy in third at 17-under par. All three top teams shot 281 on Tuesday. South Florida finished fourth at 16-under par, followed by the Panthers at 7-under in fifth.
Ole Miss’ Braden Thornberry, ranked No. 43 in the country, finished with a 6-under 66 to set a tournament individual record at 18-under par to earn an eight-stroke win. South Florida’s Jimmy Jones finished second at 10-under par, while Lipscomb’s Eric Ansett and Troy’s Clay Vannoy tied for third at 7-under. Middle Tennessee’s Ilari Saulo and Ole Miss’ Noah West tied for fifth at 6-under par.
“Congratulations to Ole Miss and Braden Thornberry on playing some incredible golf this week,” head coach Joe Inman said. “We had another great event at Berkeley Hills. I would like to thank all of the wonderful sponsors and individuals who have made this such a great event that continues to grow every year.
“Our guys had some nice moments this week, but we just need to work on consistency to get better. I don’t think we are far off and I believe we can use this event as a springboard to the final two tournaments of the fall.”
Mallonee shot a final round even par 72 to finish at 1-under par, while Max Herrmann shot a 1-over 73 to tie with Mallonee.
Junior Alex Herrmann shot a final round 4-over 76 to finished tied for 28th at 1-over par, while freshman Egill Gunnarsson rounded out the line-up shooting 74 to finish tied for 58th at 9-over par.
Freshman Josh Edgar, competing as an individual, shot a final round 76 to finish tied for 51st at 6-over par, while sophomore Nathan Williams, also competing as an individual, shot 78 to finish tied for 58th at 9-over par.
Georgia State will return to the course for the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Oct. 30-31, at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., in the fourth of five fall tournaments for the Panthers.