What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State men’s golf team shot a final-round 291 to finish eighth at the ninth annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth.
* Seniors Josh Edgar and Severin Soller led the Panthers with rounds of 72 on Tuesday.
* Senior Ashton Poole finished the tournament at even par and tied for 17th to lead the Panthers for the 54-hole event.


DULUTH, Ga. – Led by a pair of even-par 72’s from seniors Josh Edgar and Severin Soller, the Georgia State men’s golf team shot a final-round 3-over 291 to finish in eighth place at the ninth annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club.

Senior Ashton Poole led the Panthers for the 54-hole event shooting a final-round 2-over 74 to finish the two-day event at even par and tied for 17th.

Seniors Josh Edgar and Severin Soller each shot rounds of 72 on Tuesday to represent the low score for the Panthers. Edgar finished the event tied for 26th at 3-over par, while Soller tied for 42nd at 6-over par.

Using a final round 5-under 283, James Madison earned a five-stroke win at 20-under par. Lipscomb came in second place at 15-under par, followed by USC Upstate in third-place at 3-under par. Boston College came in fourth-place at 1-under par, with Davidson rounding out the top five at 1-over par.

Lipscomb’s Nolan Ray shot a final-round 4-under 68 to earn low medalist honors at 14-under par. James Madison’s George Heath came in second-place at 10-under par, with Boston College’s Nick Cummings placing third at 9-under par. USC Upstate’s Reid Bedell, Lipscomb’s Paul Swindell, and Davidson’s Alex Ross tied for fourth-place at 7-under par. Ross fired the low round of the event with a 7-under par 65.

“I really want to thank Autotrader, Berkeley Hills, the members, all the volunteers and our sponsors who allowed us to really put on a first-class event,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “Although we didn’t play the way we wanted to on the course, I am glad that we were able to put on a great event. Congratulations to James Madison and Lipscomb’s Nolan Ray on their excellent play this week.”

Freshman Will Chambless finished up the tournament with a 1-over 73 to tie for 35th at 5-over par, while senior Egill Gunnarsson rounded out the line-up with a 4-over 76 to finish tied for 42nd at 6-over par.

Georgia State also played four players as individuals. Junior Owen Sertl shot a final round 72 to finish tied for 35th at 5-over par, while sophomore David Li tied for 54th at 9-over par after a final round 73. Junior Harry White shot 75 on Tuesday to finish tied for 63rd at 12-over par, with Mac Thompson rounding out the individuals with a final round 87 that left him 30-over par and in 77th place.

Georgia State will return to the course for the final event of the fall at the White Sands Intercollegiate at the Ocean Club Golf Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Nov. 1-3.