What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State men's golf team will conclude the fall season at The Battle at Stono Ferry in Hollywood, S.C., beginning on Friday.
* The tournament is a make-up event after The Invitational at The Ocean Course had to be canceled in September due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.
* Junior Severin Soller enters the tournament leading the Panthers with a 72.50 scoring average. He has finished in the top 15 in all three events this fall.
ATLANTA – A busy fall season will conclude this weekend as the Georgia State men’s golf team will return to the course beginning Friday for The Battle at Stono Ferry in Hollywood, S.C.
The Panthers were originally supposed to open the fall season at The Invitational at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, S.C., but host College of Charleston was forced to cancel the event due to Hurricane Irma.
An 11-team field will now play The Links at Stono Ferry, a par-72, 6,898-yard course just outside of Charleston. Following a practice round on Thursday, teams will utilize a shotgun start for 36 holes on Friday at 8:30 a.m. The final round is scheduled for Saturday beginning at 8 a.m.
Georgia State is coming off a sixth-place finish at the UNCG Grandover Collegiate earlier this week. Defending individual champion Nick Budd finished in a tie for ninth, while junior Severin Soller tied for 14th.
“For the most part, our guys were not pleased with our result last week,” Director of Golf Joe Inman said. “We had a couple of solid individual performances, but as a team, we did not have the finish we wanted. This is an important tournament for us to finish the fall season strong and give us some momentum heading into the spring.”
Along with Georgia State, the field will include host College of Charleston, Augusta, Campbell, Elon, Francis Marion, High Point, James Madison, Maryland, McNeese State and SMU.
The line-up for Georgia State will include seniors Alex Herrmann and Max Herrmann, along with juniors Nick Budd and Severin Soller, with sophomore Egill Gunnarrson rounding out the top five. Junior Nathan Williams will compete as an individual for the Panthers.
Soller continues to lead the Panthers with a 72.50 scoring average. The Mississippi State transfer has yet to finish outside the top 15 in a tournament this fall, including two top-five finishes.
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 All-American Intercollegiate hosted by Houston Feb. 16-18 in Houston, Texas.