What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State will open the spring season on Monday at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate.
* Junior Alex Herrmann led the Panthers in the fall with a 71.40 scoring average.
* The Panthers will play 36 holes on Monday, followed by the final round on Tuesday.


ATLANTA – For the second-straight season, the Georgia State men’s golf team will begin the spring season at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate at the Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Course in Mobile, Ala., on Monday.

The Panthers finished the fall season with a 40-36-1 record and enter the spring ranked No. 87 in the country by Golfweek.

This will mark the third time in the last four years opening the season in Mobile. The Panthers finished fifth in a tough field last year, just seven strokes shy of first-place Auburn, as former Panthers JJ Grey finished in third place.

“Our guys are really excited to get the spring season underway,” head coach Joe Inman said. “We have had near perfect weather conditions to practice in since the semester started and we feel good going into the first event of a busy spring season.”

Joining Georgia State is Mobile are Abilene Christian, Alcorn State, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Illinois State, Kansas State, Louisiana, Louisville, Mississippi State, host South Alabama, Southern Miss, Texas State, West Virginia and Western Kentucky.

Senior Nathan Mallonee, juniors Alex Herrmann and Max Herrmann, along with sophomore Nick Budd and Nathan Williams will compete for the Panthers this week.

In a separate individual tournament, Josh Edgar, Egill Gunnarson, James Kyles and Hayden Poole will compete.

Alex Herrmann led the Panthers in the fall with a 71.40 scoring average, while Budd was close behind at 71.53, including a win at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate.

Live scoring can be found throughout the tournament at Golfstat.com. Teams will play 36 holes beginning with a shotgun start on Monday at 9 a.m. ET, followed by the final 18 holes with a shotgun start on Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET.

Following the event, Georgia State will return to the course March 5-7, at the Tiger Invitational hosted by Auburn at Grand National Golf Club.