What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State men’s golf team will host the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth starting on Monday.
* The 16-team field includes six teams and six individuals currently ranked in the top 100 of the Golfweek rankings.
* The event is free and open to the public. For those who can't make it, live scoring will be provided at GolfStat.com.
ATLANTA – The seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic hosted by Georgia State will get underway Sunday at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth, Ga. The 54-hole event will bring together some of the top teams in the country at one of the premier courses in metro Atlanta.
Atlanta-based Autotrader, created in 1997, lent its name to the tournament from day one. Autotrader is the Internet's ultimate automotive marketplace and consumer information website. Together with their leadership, Georgia State will welcome 15 additional teams and a total of 92 players to Berkeley Hills beginning Sunday.
Following a practice round on Sunday morning and a College-Am benefiting the tournament in the afternoon, teams will play 36 holes on Monday followed by the final 18 holes on Tuesday. The format will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun on Monday, with tee times starting at 8 a.m. off the first and tenth tees on Tuesday. The event is free and open to the public.
“Our guys are excited to be back home and are ready for another great event at Berkeley Hills,” Director of Golf Joe Inman said. “We have been so fortunate to have Autotrader as a partner with us since the inception of this tournament. We could not put on such a successful event without their support and the great support of all our sponsors.”
The field will include six teams ranked in the top 100 in the latest Golfweek rankings, including three teams in the top 50. The 92-player field will also include six players currently ranked in the top 100, including Georgia State’s Max Herrmann and No. 49 and Severin Soller at No. 92.
The group of 16 teams includes host Georgia State, Augusta, Boston College, Bowling Green, Chattanooga, Davidson, Francis Marion, Georgia Southern, Kansas, Lipscomb, Mississippi State, UNC Greensboro, Notre Dame, Richmond, Winthrop, and Yale.
Last year, Ole Miss swept both team and individual honors in record fashion. The Rebels finished the event at 33-under as Branden Thornberry shot 68-64-66 to claim low medalist honors. Thornberry would go on to win the NCAA Championship last May.
Georgia State opened the 2017-18 season finishing in eight-place at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in Arizona last month. It marked the first tournament of the year after The Invitational at The Ocean Course was postponed until November due to Hurricane Irma.
This will mark the second of four tournaments this fall for the Panthers. The line-up will include seniors Alex Herrmann and Max Herrmann, along with juniors Nick Budd and Severin Soller, and sophomore Josh Edgar. Nathan Williams, Peter Chung, James Kyles and either Egill Gunnerson or Owen Sertl will compete as individuals for the Panthers.
Live scoring of the entire tournament will be available at Golfstat.com.
Following this week’s event, Georgia State will return to the course for the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate Oct. 28-29, at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.