What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State announced its four-tournament fall schedule on Thursday that includes a return trip to The Ocean Course.
* Among the highlights of the fall is the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic taking place at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth.
* The Panthers return four starters from a squad that advanced to a fourth-straight NCAA Regional appearance last year.
ATLANTA – Coming off a fourth-straight NCAA Regional appearance, the Georgia State men’s golf team announced its fall 2017 schedule on Thursday. The four-tournament schedule is highlighted by the seventh annual AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic and a repeat trip to The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.
The Panthers return four starters from a squad that advanced to the postseason for a fourth straight year, finishing ninth at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional after winning the Sun Belt Conference Championship over in-state rival Georgia Southern.
For the fourth-straight year, the fall will get underway Sept. 11-12 at The Invitational at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, S.C. The course most recently hosted the PGA Championship in 2012 and one of the most famous Ryder Cups in 1991. Georgia State finished seventh to open the season last year after shooting a school-record 18-under par 270 in the first round.
Georgia State will return to Arizona Sept. 22-24, for the second annual Maui Jim Invitational at Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale. The event, which is hosted by Georgia State, features a top 25 field at one of the premier courses in Arizona.
A few weeks later, the Panthers will host the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic Oct. 16-17, at Berkeley Hills Country Club in nearby Duluth. The 15-team field will play 36 holes on Monday, followed by the final round on Tuesday. Ole Miss took the title last year as Branden Thornberry, who would go on to win the NCAA Championship last month, took the individual title.
The fall will conclude at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate on the East Course at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., Oct. 29-30. Rising-junior Nick Budd won his first collegiate event in Greensboro last year.
“With the team we have returning, I think this schedule allows us to be in a great position heading to the spring,” said Joe Inman, Director of Golf. “We had some great moments last fall and hopefully returning to some of the courses we know will allow us to move up the rankings early in the year.”
Practice for the 2017-18 season will begin after student-athletes return to Georgia State in late August.