What You Need to Know:
*Georgia State will make its third trip to The Hootie at Bulls Bay starting on Sunday at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C.
* The event will kick off on Friday night with a special Hootie and the Blowfish concert.
* Georgia State is competing in its third of four tournaments in a busy month of March.


ATLANTA – For the third time in program history and for the second-straight year, Georgia State will face one of the toughest fields in the nation when the Panthers open The Hootie at Bulls Bay on Sunday. The 54-hole, three-day event is located Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C.

Georgia State wrapped up play at The Schenkel earlier this week and following The Hootie will head to the 3M Augusta Invitational later next week.

The Panthers finished fifth at the event hosted by Hootie and the Blowfish last year as former Panther Nathan Mallonee finished ninth and current senior Max Herrmann tied for 12th.

“Our guys are looking forward to returning to an incredible event,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “The Hootie annual hosts some of the best teams in the nation on a great course. The organizers put on a really nice event for the players.”

Joining Georgia State will be Auburn, College of Charleston, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia Southern, Iowa State, Kent State, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, NC State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wofford.

The 54-hole event will feature 18 holes off No. 1 and No. 10 tees each day starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, 9 a.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

The line-up for Georgia State will include senior Max Herrmann, juniors Severin Soller, Nick Budd and Nathan Williams, along with sophomore Josh Edgar.

Budd led the Panthers with a tie for 17th at the Schenkel Invitational last weekend and is second on the team with a 73.14 scoring average. He is tied for the team lead with three top 25 results this season.

Georgia State will arrive in South Carolina on Friday for a special Hootie and the Blowfish concert later that evening. A practice round is scheduled for Saturday before the tournament gets underway on Sunday.

South Carolina won last year’s event for the third year in a row, finishing four strokes ahead of Ole Miss.

Following the event, Georgia State will return to the course March 31-April 1 at the 3M Augusta Invitational in Augusta, Ga. It will mark the final regular-season event before the Sun Belt Conference Championship later in the month in Destin, Fla.