ATLANTA – Four golfers with Georgia State ties will be teeing it up in two of the premier amateur events during the holiday season starting Wednesday.
Senior Severin Soller, along with recent graduates Alex Herrmann and Max Herrmann will be competing in the South Beach International Amateur beginning on Wednesday, while Will Chambless, who will compete for the Panthers starting next season will compete in the Jones Cup Junior Invitational starting Thursday.
The South Beach International Amateur is ranked the No. 5 amateur tournament in the world. The tournament is limited to the top 210 amateurs in the world and played in Miami Beach, Fla.
Soller finished the fall with a 72.67 scoring average including a tie for fourth at the GSU hosted Autotrader Collegiate Classic. The Herrmann brothers graduated from Georgia State last spring as two of the top golfers in program history.
“The South Beach International Amateur is an elite field and I’m happy to see three Panthers competing in Miami Beach this week,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “Severin is coming off of a 4.0 semester academically that included six A’s and now has time to focus on his golf. He’s one of our hardest workers and I’m excited to see him put that work on display. Alex and Max are incredible ambassadors for our program and we love seeing their names on leaderboards. Alex had three rounds of 70 or lower here last year, so hopefully, he can get into contention this week.”
The Jones Cup Junior Invitational is a 54-hole stroke play event featuring 84 of the best junior golfers in the country on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club. The event begins on Thursday with a champion being decided on Saturday.
“It’s a great honor for Will to compete in the prestigious Jones Cup Junior,” Wilson said. “The list of current PGA Tour players that have competed in this event is very long and Will gets the chance to show how well he can handle the tough Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club. The best junior golfers get invited to this event and to see Will among them has to be exciting for him and his family. “
Chambless is currently a senior at Stratford Academy and will join the Panthers as a freshman in the fall.
Fans can follow the action this weekend on the official Georgia State men’s golf Twitter account @GaStateGolf.
Georgia State will return to the course for the Tiger Invitational hosted by Auburn Feb. 24-26, at Grand National Golf Club in Opelika, Ala.