ATLANTA – Looking to return to NCAA Regional play, the Georgia State men’s golf team announced its fall 2019 schedule on Thursday. The four-tournament schedule is highlighted by the ninth annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic and a trip to The Bahamas to conclude the fall.
The Panthers return four starters from the conference tournament squad that shot one of the lowest rounds in school history to finish the year.
“Between our returners and the newcomers we have coming in, we have a group extremely hungry to return to postseason play,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “We took a younger squad to the conference tournament and I could see the energy and focus they had on winning a championship. We want to start the new year with that same focus and determination to hopefully lead us to a conference championship and postseason play next May.”
Georgia State will open the season hosting the fourth annual Maui Jim Intercollegiate at Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, Sept. 13-15. The event will feature 15 teams including six teams that recently played in the NCAA Championship along with another five that qualified for NCAA Regional play.
The Panthers will follow the opening event by playing in the Marquette Intercollegiate Oct. 6-8, at Erin Hills Golf Club in Hartford, Wisc. The course recently hosted the 2017 U.S. Open won by Brooks Koepka.
Georgia State will continue the fall hosting the ninth annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic Oct. 14-15, at Berkeley Hills Country Club in nearby Duluth. The 13-team field will play 36 holes on Monday, followed by the final round on Tuesday. Last year’s winner Steven Fisk just finished second as an individual at the NCAA Championship.
The fall season will conclude Nov. 1-3, at the White Sands Intercollegiate at the Ocean Golf Club on Paradise Island in The Bahamas. The inaugural event will be hosted by Houston and include 15 teams, including multiple that recently played in the NCAA Championship.
Practice for the 2019-20 season will begin after student-athletes return to Georgia State in late August.