ATLANTA – Jumping on a plane and heading west for the second time this season, the Georgia State men’s golf team will continue a busy stretch of four tournaments in four weeks at the Paintbrush Invitational at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo., on Monday.
A national field of 11 teams will play the two-day, 54-hole event hosted by the University of Denver. The Panthers are coming off a tough result earlier this week at the Graeme McDowell Invitational, but had to play the final two rounds a man down due to an injury. Georgia State will be back at full strength this week and will be playing for the first time in program history in the state of Colorado.
Sophomore Maxence Mugnier, who leads the Panthers with a 70.67 scoring average, returns to the line-up this week while freshman Jordan Jung holds the top spot in the five-man line-up.
On the Road: Colorado Golf Club, Par 72, 7,508 Yards
Teeing It Up: 11 teams plus individuals will compete in the 54-hole event
Monday Start: The field will compete Monday and Tuesday playing 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. Teams will utilize a shotgun start both days at 10:45 a.m. ET/8:45 a.m. PT.
Who to Watch: Freshman Jordan Jung continues to impress coming off a tie for 33rd at the Graeme McDowell Invitational on Tuesday.
How to Follow: Live scoring will be provided via GolfStat.com while updates are posted on Twitter at @GaStateGolf.
Did You Know: This will mark Georgia State’s first time playing in the state of Colorado. Colorado Golf Club is located just outside of Denver. This will mark the second tournament of three so far this year where the Panthers have crossed the Mississippi River and traveled out west. GSU will do the same to start the spring season.
Quotable: “We were all extremely disappointed with our play earlier this week in Alabama,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “However, I think we can use it as a wake-up call to help us as we head to Colorado. We are excited about this trip and playing some different schools at a wonderful golf course. It should be a great test as we reach the midpoint of the fall season.”
Lineup: (1 to 5): Jordan Jung, Maxence Mugnier, Mason Dean, Jake Milanowski, and Owen Sertl
Field: Host Denver, Ball State, BYU, Colorado State, Georgia State, Long Beach, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Santa Clara, Wichita State, and Wyoming, along with individuals from Air Force, Colorado, and Oklahoma State.
Next Up: Georgia State Invitational; Oct. 10-11; Berkeley Hills Country Club; Duluth, Ga.