The Patriot All-America Invitational features the best of the best in collegiate golf from every NCAA division plus special invitees. This year the field features 84 golfers. Throughout the 54-hole championship, each participant honors a fallen or severely injured soldier by carrying a bag bearing the name of that individual.
Alex Herrmann will honor Staff Sergeant (SSG) John McGee, a Mississippi native who was killed in Iraq on May 2, 2005. Max Herrmann will honor Staff Sergent (SSG) Terry “Daniel” Wagoner who was killed in Baghdad on Sept. 14, 2007.
“It is great to see two of our players competing in such a great event,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “Not only does this tournament bring together some of the best collegiate golfers in the country, but it honors those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice to our country. I know that they will represent Georgia State in the best fashion possible while in Arizona.”
The duo flew to Arizona on Tuesday to start preparations for the event which will take place at the Wigwam Resort. The first round is on Friday and is scheduled for 54 holes ending on Sunday.
Alex Herrmann finished the fall season with a 74.08 scoring average, including a tie for 12th at the Autotrader Collegiate Classic. Max Herrmann earned a pair of top 25 finishes during the fall, including a tie for 10th at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate which was also held in Arizona.
Fans can follow the action this weekend on the official Georgia State men’s golf Twitter account @GaStateGolf.
Georgia State will return to the course for the All-American Intercollegiate hosted by Houston Feb. 16-18 in Houston, Texas.