Grey leads Men’s golfto third place in Alabama

Junior J.J. Grey led the Georgia State men’s golf team to a third-place overall at the 16-team Tiger Invitational in Opelika, Alabama as the final round came to a close on Tuesday.

Grey finished in second overall on the individual side of the leaderboard for the Panthers. The second-place finish was Grey’s highest placing of the season so far.

Grey shot a 70 in the final round. Grey went back and forth with Auburn’s Michael Johnson for the lead over the last round.

Johnson also shot a 70 in the final round and that was good enough to give him a one-stroke victory over Grey. Johnson sank four straight birdies on the back nine holes, placing him at eight-under-par and giving him the victory.

Georgia State as a team posted its second-highest finish of the season. The Panthers rallied after being in the middle of the leaderboard after the first round of the tournament. They achieved together their best two-round stretch of the season.

Seniors Davin White and Nathan Mallonee added final rounds of 72 to help push the Panthers up to 3rd place.

White finished for 19th and Mallonee finished tied for 25th.

The eighth-ranked team in the nation, Auburn, took home the team victory and Troy came in a distant 2nd place. Auburn won by 28 strokes finishing the tournament at 25-under par.

Georgia State will be back on the course on March 16 in Athens, Georgia for the Southern Intercollegiate.