What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot a second round 293 to stand 3-over and in sixth at the Bandon Dunes Championship thru 36 holes.
* Junior Max Herrmann is tied for eighth at 3-under par following a second round 2-under 70.
* The 16-team field includes five top 25 teams ranked in the latest Golfstat standings.
BANDON, Ore. – Led by a 2-under 70 from junior Max Herrmann, Georgia State shot a 5-over 293 in cold and windy conditions on Monday to sit in sixth with one round to play at the eighth annual Bandon Dunes Championship on the Old Macdonald Course.
Herrmann made six birdies during the second round to move to 3-under par thru 36 holes and tied for eighth. He is five strokes off the lead entering the final round.
Georgia State is 3-over par thru 36 holes, just five strokes out of third place. Four of the five teams ahead of the Panthers are ranked in the top 25 of the latest GolfStat rankings.
“Conditions were definitely tougher today, but our guys stayed focused and were still able to put together a pretty good round,” head coach Joe Inman said. “Max is playing his best golf of the year and it couldn’t come at a better time. Alex also stepped up with a really nice round today.”
Junior Alex Herrmann added a 1-under 71 with four birdies to move to 2-over par with 18 holes to play and tied for 24th.
Sophomore Nathan Williams added a 4-over 76 and is tied for 28th at 3-over par. He is looking for a third-straight top 25 finish.
Freshman Josh Edgar, competing as an individual, shot a 5-over 77 and is now tied for 61st at 8-over par.
No. 8 Oregon opened a 10-stroke lead entering the final round following a 3-under 285 to put the Ducks at 16-under par for the event. No. 11 Texas Tech is in second at 6-under par, with Oregon State in third at 2-under par. No. 21 Colorado and No. 12 Texas A&M are tied for fourth at 1-under par.
Among the teams the Panthers are ahead of are No. 23 Auburn, Washington State, Fresno State and host Gonzaga.
Texas Tech’s Hannes Ronneblad leads after two rounds at 8-under par, holding a one-stroke lead over Oregon’s Ryan Gronlund who stands second at 7-under par. San Jose State’s Kevin Velo is third at 6-under par, with Colorado’s Jeremy Paul and Texas A&M’s Cameron Champ are tied for fourth at 5-under par.
Live scoring can be found throughout the tournament at BirdieFire.com. The final round is set for Tuesday with an 11:30 a.m. ET shotgun start.
Following the event, Georgia State will return to the course March 26-28 for the Hootie at Bulls Bay in Awendaw, S.C., at Bulls Bay Golf Club.