What You Need to Know:
* Junior Alex Herrmann shot a final round 72 to finish 6-under and share medalist honors of the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate.
* Georgia State shot a final round 292 to finish the spring season opening event in fifth place.
* Herrmann becomes the second Panther to win an individual title this year, following Nick Budd who won the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate in the fall.
MOBILE, Ala. – Georgia State junior Alex Herrmann shot a final round 72 and earned co-medalist honors at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Panthers shot a final round 292 to finish fifth in the opening event of the spring.
Herrmann earned the first collegiate win of his career, finishing the 54-hole event at 6-under par. He tied with Chattanooga’s Wes Gosselin for first.
Georgia State’s final round left the Panthers at even par, just eight strokes shy of a win.
“I’m extremely proud of the way that Alex played this week,” head coach Joe Inman said. “He is showing great leadership for our team right now and to see him earn a win is a wonderful thing. He has been building toward this for a long time.
“I thought the team did some good things this week, but we also have some stuff that needs to be worked on. It is a good start to the spring as I know we will continue to get better.”
Senior Nathan Mallonee shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday to finish the event tied for 11th at 1-under par.
Sophomore Nick Budd shot a final round 77, but finished the tournament at just 3-over and earn a tie for 25th. Sophomore Nathan Williams added a 73 on Tuesday and finished tied for 34th at 5-over par. Junior Max Herrmann rounded out the line-up with a final round 79 and tied for 56th at 12-over par.
Louisville earned the team title following a final round 289. The Cardinals finished at 8-under par, with host South Alabama coming in second at 5-under par. Mississippi State and Chattanooga tied for third at 2-under par, with Georgia State rounding out the top five at even.
Herrmann and Gosselin finished three strokes ahead of a group of six golfers at 3-under par.
Four Panthers are also competing in a separate individual tournament in Mobile.
Freshman Egill Gunnarsson shot a final round 77 to finish that 54-hole event 7-over par and in seventh place after leading following the first round.
Georgia State will return to the course March 5-7, at the Tiger Invitational hosted by Auburn at Grand National Golf Club.