What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State will make its second trip to The Hootie at Bulls Bay starting on Sunday at Bulls Bay Golf Club.
* The event will kick off on Friday night with a special Hootie and the Blowfish concert.
* Georgia State enters played ranked No. 69 in the latest Golfstat rankings.


ATLANTA – For the second time in program history, Georgia State will face one of the toughest fields in the nation when the Panthers open The Hootie at Bulls Bay on Sunday. The 54-hole, three-day event is located Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C.

Georgia State is coming off a sixth place finish at the Bandon Dunes Championship just over a week ago as junior Max Herrmann tied for sixth. In a field that included five top 25 teams, the Panthers moved up to No. 69 in the nation in the latest GolfStat ranking.

“With a couple of tournaments to go before the conference championship, we can put ourselves in prime position to return to NCAA Regional play, but that needs to start this week,” head coach Joe Inman said. “We face a very good field and coming home with a great result would go a long way to helping us accomplish one of our goals this year.”

The field will including Auburn, College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, Houston, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, NC State, Ole Miss, Purdue, Richmond, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Inman will utilize the same line-up for the fourth time this spring. It will include senior Nathan Mallonee, juniors Alex Herrmann and Max Herrmann, along with sophomores Nick Budd and Nathan Williams.

Alex Herrmann leads the Panthers with a 71.63 scoring average and a pair of top 10 finishes this season. The Panthers enter the week with a 74-49-1 record and a 287.91 scoring average this year.

Live scoring can be found throughout the tournament at GolfStat. Georgia State will arrive in South Carolina on Friday for a special Hootie and the Blowfish concert on Friday night. A practice round is scheduled for Saturday before the tournament gets underway on Sunday.

South Carolina won last year’s event for the second year in a row, finishing at 23-under for a 15-stroke win over College of Charleston.

Following the event, Georgia State will return to the course April 1-2 at the 3M Augusta Invitational in Augusta, Ga. It will mark the final regular season event before the Sun Belt Conference Championship later in the month in Destin, Fla.