What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot a final round 2-over 286 to finish 10th at the Sun Belt Conference Championship on Tuesday.
* Senior Max Herrmann closed his career with a 2-under 69 to tie for 26th place.
* Junior Severin Soller led the Panthers in the 54-hole event shooting 3-over to tie for 14th.
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Led by a final round 69 from senior Max Herrmann in the last round of his collegiate career, the Georgia State men’s golf team finished 10th at the Sun Belt Championship at The Raven Golf Club on Tuesday.
Georgia State which needed to finish in the top 4 to advance to match play on Wednesday, nearly pulled off a remarkable comeback. After trailing by 12 strokes entering the day, the Panthers cut the lead to just two strokes with a few holes remaining before several unfortunate breaks coming in.
The Panthers shot a final round 2-over 286 to finish the 54-hole event at 34-over par and just four strokes out of sixth.
Herrmann finished the event at 9-over par and tied for 26th. He opened the final round with three straight birdies and got to 5-under par thru 11 holes.
“We came out strong and gave ourselves a chance,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “Honestly that was all I could ask of the guys. We talked about the fact that we had dug ourselves a pretty deep hole, but if we kept on fighting we could give ourselves a chance. We came out firing and with a few holes to play, we were right there.”
Junior Severin Soller shot a final round 70 to lead the Panthers with a tie for 14th at 3-over par. Sophomore Josh Edgar made a remarkable seven birdies in the final round to tie for 57th at 19-over par following a round of 72 on Tuesday.
Coastal Carolina finished the stroke play portion of the championship in first place with a 7-under par total and will be the No. 1 seed in Wednesday’s match play portion. UT Arlington and Georgia Southern tied for second-place at 19-over par, while South Alabama came in fourth-place at 22-over par.
Coastal Carolina’s Morgan Deneen followed a 63 on Monday with a 67 on Tuesday to claim low medalist honors at 10-under par. Appalachian State’s Tripp Summerlin finished in second place at 3-under par while South Alabama’s Rasmus Karlsson, Georgia Southern’s Jake Storey, and Coastal Carolina’s States Fort tied for third at 1-under par.
Since 1998, Georgia State has finished in the top three in the conference tournament all but four times with eight titles and eight second-place finishes.