What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot rounds of 289 and 283 to sit at 4-under par and in fourth after day one of the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate.
* Junior Alex Herrmann leads the field by one stroke at 6-under par following an afternoon 67.
* The Panthers are just seven strokes off the lead entering the final round of the first event of the spring.
MOBILE, Ala. – Georgia State junior Alex Herrmann shot an afternoon 67 to move into the lead following 36 holes of the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate on Monday. The Panthers sit fourth, just seven strokes off the lead entering Tuesday’s final round.
After an opening round 289, the Panthers shot an afternoon 5-under 283 which was tied with Louisville for the low second-round. The Panthers are 4-under par entering the final round.
Herrmann, who opened play with a 71 that included five birdies, made six afternoon birdies en route to the 67. He has a one stroke lead entering the final round.
“We got off to a little bit of a slow start and dug ourselves a hole in the morning,” head coach Joe Inman said. “However we played much better in the afternoon. Alex really got it going and as a team we made no worse than a bogey. If the weather holds and we can play the same way on Tuesday, I think we have a shot to make a run at the title.”
Sophomore Nick Budd stands tied for 11th at 2-under par following rounds of 70 and 72 on Monday.
Senior Nathan Mallonee added rounds of 73 and 72 for Georgia State and is tied for 25th at 1-over par. Sophomore Nathan Williams shot rounds of 76 and 72 to sit at 4-over par and tied for 42nd. Junior Max Herrmann rounded out the line-up with rounds of 75 and 74 to stand tied for 46th at 5-over par.
Host South Alabama leads by two strokes at 11-under par following rounds of 278 and 287. The Jaguars lead Louisville which stands second at 9-under par, followed by Mississippi State in third at 5-under par. Georgia State enters the final round in fourth at 4-under par, followed by Chattanooga in fifth at 2-under.
Herrmann holds a one-stroke lead over Louisville’s Nicolas Platret who is 5-under par with 18 holes to play. Louisiana’s Fernando Cruz Valle, South Alabama’s Brooks Rabren, Western Kentucky’s Linus Lo and Mississippi State’s Tanapat Pichaikool are tied for third at 4-under par.
Four Panthers are also competing in a separate individual tournament in Mobile.
Freshman Egill Gunnarsson was the first round leader following a 69, but struggled in the afternoon with a 74 and is now tied for third at 1-under par.
Freshman Josh Edgar shot rounds of 74 and 74 to stand 4-over and tied for 13th, while sophomore James Kyles is tied for 18th at 6-over par after rounds of 74 and 76. Hayden Poole rounds out Georgia State’s individuals in 30th place following rounds of 75 and 84.
Live scoring of the final round can be found at Golfstat.com. Teams are scheduled to play 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.