What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State men's golf team shot rounds of 299 and 300 on Saturday to stand in fourth place at the UNCG Grandover Collegiate at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
* Junior Severin Soller is tied for sixth at 2-over par with 18 holes to play. Soller has a win and a fourth-place finish already this season.
* Defending individual champion Nick Budd is tied for 16th at 6-over par entering Sunday's final round.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Led by junior Severin Soller who stands in a tie for sixth, the Georgia State men’s golf team sits in fourth-place following two rounds of the UNCG Grandover Collegiate at the Grandover Resort.
Soller, who already owns a win and a fourth-place finish in two events this year, shot an opening round 75, before responding with a 71 in the afternoon to sit at 2-over par with 18 holes to play. He entered the week ranked No. 83 in the country by GolfStat.
Georgia State shot a 299 in the morning and shoot a 300 in the afternoon to sit at 23-over par.
“We made some mistakes today, but overall, played well on a very tough course,” Director of Golf Joe Inman said. “Severin is a very good golfer and now that he has an opportunity to play, is showing what he is capable of. Hopefully we can finish strong on Sunday.”
Defending individual champion Nick Budd is tied for 16th with senior Alex Herrmann. Budd opened play with rounds of 73 and 77 on Saturday, while Herrmann shot rounds of 76 and 74. Junior Nathan Williams added rounds of 75 and 78 to stand tied for 34th at 9-over par. Senior Max Herrmann rounded out the line with rounds of 78 and 82 to sit in 60th place at 16-over.
Sophomore Josh Edgar, who is competing as an individual this week, shot rounds of 78 and 80 and is tied for 54th at 14-over par.
No. 24 North Carolina shot a second round 3-under 285 to move into the lead at 6-over par. No. 28 Duke is in second-place at 11-over par, with Northwestern in third at 11-over. The Panthers are fourth at 23-over, with No. 31 NC State just one-stroke back at 24-over par.
Northwestern’s Dylan Wu, ranked No. 95 by GolfStat, leads the field at 5-under par. North Carolina’s Jose Montano and Duke’s Alex Smalley, ranked No. 42, are tied for second-place at 3-under par. North Carolina’s Ben Griffin is fourth at 2-under par, with NC State’s Stephen Franken in fifth at 1-over par.
Live scoring of the entire tournament will be available at Golfstat.com.
With cold weather expected on Sunday, teams will utilize a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start for the final round. Georgia State will be paired with NC State and host UNC Greensboro for the final round.
Following this week’s event, Georgia State will conclude the fall at The Battle at Stono Ferry in Hollywood, S.C., Nov. 3-4. The event was originally scheduled as The Invitational at The Ocean Course in September but was postponed due to a hurricane.