What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State men’s golf team shot rounds of 292 and 289 to stand in second-place following day one of the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth.
* Junior Severin Soller led the Panthers with rounds of 73 and 71 to stand tied for sixth with 18 holes play.
* The event is free and open to the public. For those who can't make it, live scoring will be provided at GolfStat.com.
DULUTH, Ga. – Led by rounds of 73 and 71 from junior Severin Soller, Georgia State sits in second-place following two rounds of the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club. Soller stands as one of three Panthers among the top 25 with 18 holes to play on Tuesday.
Georgia State shot rounds of 292 and 289 to stand at 5-over par following 36 holes on Monday. The Panthers trail only in-state rival Georgia Southern which shot rounds of 283 and 275 to lead by 23-strokes entering the final round.
Soller stands at even par and tied for sixth place, making six birdies on the day to stand as one of 11 golfers at par or better. Georgia Southern’s Steven Fisk shot back-to-back rounds of 66 and stands at 12-under par and will enter the final round with a seven-stroke lead.
“We played some good golf today,” head coach Joe Inman said. “Our goal coming in was to win our home event and I thought we put ourselves in a position to do that, however, we must tip our caps to Georgia Southern which played great golf today. We will see what we can do on Tuesday to make a run at our in-state rivals.”
Junior Nick Budd shot rounds of 72 and 73 to sit at 1-over par and tied for 13th entering the final round. Budd made seven birdies and an eagle during the 36-hole day.
Senior Max Herrmann added rounds of 73 and 74 to stand tied for 22nd at 3-over par, while brother Alex Herrmann added back-to-back rounds of 74 to stand at 4-over and tied for 29th. Sophomore Josh Edgar shot a second-round 71 following a first round 77 to stand tied for 29th at 4-over par.
Four Panthers also competed as individuals on Monday. Junior Nathan Williams shot rounds of 77 and 67 to stand tied for sixth at even par. Freshman Peter Chung shot 75-77 and is tied for 55th with freshman Owen Sertl who shot 80-72. Junior James Kyles rounded out the individuals with rounds of 74 and 80 to stand tied for 75th.
Georgia Southern sits at 18-under par, with Georgia State at 5-over par. Notre Dame stands in third place at 6-over par, with Lipscomb in fourth at 11-over par. Mississippi State rounds out the top five at 12-over par.
Fisk stands at 12-under par, with Notre Dame’s Miguel Delgado in second at 5-under par. Georgia Southern teammates Jake Storey and Archer Price are tied for third-place at 4-under par. Augusta’s Broc Everett rounds out the top five at 3-under par.
The field includes six teams ranked in the top 100 in the latest Golfweek rankings, including three teams in the top 50. The 92-player field also includes six players currently ranked in the top 100, including Georgia State’s Max Herrmann at No. 49 and Severin Soller at No. 92.
Live scoring of the final round will be available at Golfstat.com. Tee times will start off Holes No. 1 and 10 beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The event is free and open to the public.
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.