What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot a 7-over 287 on Saturday to move into 14th place at the fourth annual Maui Jim Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Ariz.
* Senior newcomer Ashton Poole fired a second-straight 1-under par 69 to sit in a tie for 30th place at 2-under par.
* Sophomore David Li added a 1-over par 71 to the Panthers and sits at 3-over par with 18 holes to play.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Led by a second-straight 1-under 69 from senior transfer Ashton Poole, host Georgia State shot a second-round 287 to move one spot up the leaderboard at the fourth annual Maui Jim Intercollegiate at Mirabel Golf Club on Saturday.
Poole made three birdies en route to the 1-under par round to move to 2-under par and a tie for 30th entering the final round of play on Sunday.
The Panthers stand in 14th place at 12-over par and ahead of Florida State with 18 holes to play. The field includes six teams that reached the NCAA Championship last May and another five teams that qualified for NCAA Regional play.
Arizona leads the 15-team field at 28-under par following a second-round 16-under par 264. Clemson and Arizona State are tied for second-place at 27-under par. Pepperdine is in fourth-place at 21-under par, while Kent State rounds out the top five at 18-under par.
Clemson’s Turk Pettit leads the 75-player field at 11-under par following a 63 on Saturday. Kent State’s Josh Gilkison is in second-place at 10-under par, while Arizona State’s Cameron Sisk, Arizona’s Aidric Chan, and Illinois Jerry Ji are tied for third-place at 9-under par.
“We cleaned up some of the mistakes we made yesterday, but unfortunately we just didn’t convert enough birdie putts,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “We can still climb the leaderboard on Sunday with a good round and I expect us to come out and play some solid golf on Sunday.”
Sophomore David Li shot a 1-over par 71 to move into a tie for 59th at 3-over par. Senior Egill Gunnarsson added a 2-over 72 and is tied for 66th at 6-over par, while fellow senior Josh Edgar shot a 5-over 75 and is tied for 69th at 8-over par. Freshman Will Chambless rounded out the line-up with an 80 and stands tied for 74th at 11-over par.
Georgia State will be paired with Colorado and Florida State on Sunday teeing off Hole No. 10 beginning at 11:20 a.m. ET.
Live scoring can be found throughout the tournament at Golfstat.com. Fans can follow @GaStateGolf on Twitter for updates during the event.
Following this week’s tournament, the Panthers will return to the course Oct. 6-8, for the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills Golf Club in Hartford, Wisc. The course recently hosted the 2017 U.S. Open won by Brooks Koepka.