What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot a 2-over 290 to move into 13th-place at the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club on Sunday.
* Junior Nick Budd shot a 5-under 67 that included a hole-in-one to move into ninth-place with one round to play.
* Georgia State will be paired with Richmond in the final round on Sunday.


STATESBORO, Ga. – Led by a 5-under 67 from Nick Budd, Georgia State shot a second round 2-over 290 to stand in 13th-place following the second round of the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club on Saturday.

Budd’s round was highlighted by a hole-in-one on the Par 3, 6th Hole. His round included five birdies as he tied for the lowest round by a Georgia State golfer this year. He stands in a tie for ninth with one round to play.

Georgia State is just seven strokes shy of moving into the top half of the field and stands at 2-over entering the final round.

“Nick played a great round for us today,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “Conditions were good for scoring and unfortunately we did not take advantage. The good thing is that it is a tightly-packed field and if we play up to our potential on Sunday, we could move up the leaderboard quickly.”

Junior Nathan Williams added a 2-over 74 and stands at even par and tied for 29th entering the final round. Senior Max Herrmann also shot a 74 and is tied for 47th at 2-over par.

Junior Severin Soller shot a 3-over 75 to drop into a tie for 63rd at 4-over par, while sophomore Josh Edgar shot a 5-over 77 and stands in 77th-place at 8-over par.

Competing as an individual, freshman Peter Chung shot an even-par 72 and is tied for 54th at 3-over par.

Vanderbilt continues to lead the 14-team field following a 9-under 279. The Commodores sit at 23-under par and have a nine-stroke lead entering the final round. Kentucky is in second-place at 14-under par, with Mississippi State and host Georgia Southern tied for third at 11-under par. NC State and the College of Charleston are tied for fifth at 8-under par.

Vanderbilt’s Theo Humphrey continues to lead the individual field and stands at 9-under par with one round to play. Teammate Will Gordon along with Georgia Southern’s Archer Price and Mississippi State’s Taylor Bibbs are tied for second at 8-under par. Rounding out the top five is Mississippi State’s Taylor Grant who is at 7-under par.

Georgia State will be paired with Richmond and the individuals for the third round on Sunday beginning at 8:48 a.m. off Hole No. 10. Live scoring can be found throughout the tournament at Golfstat.com.

Following the event, Georgia State will return to the course March 25-27, for the Hootie at Bulls Bay hosted by the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation in Awendaw, S.C.