Georgia State senior JJ Grey has been named Sun Belt Golfer of the Year as announced by the conference office on Thursday afternoon. He, along with twins Alexander Herrmann and Max Herrmann were also named to the All-Sun Belt First-Team.
Georgia State was the only team to have three first players earn first or second team honors.
Grey becomes the first Panther to earn four all-conference first-team honors. His 71.39 scoring average is currently the second-lowest single season mark in program history. He has six top 10 finishes this year and has only finished outside the top 25 once in 11 events. He lost the Sun Belt Conference individual title in a playoff to teammate Max Herrmann, but rebounded with a pair of 6&5 wins in match play the following day as Georgia State just missed winning a conference championship.
“I can’t say enough about what JJ has meant to this program and am extremely proud that he was able to earn this honor during his final season,” head coach Joe Inman said. “He is everything a coach could want in a student-athlete and something tells me his golfing career is long from over.
“I am also very proud of Max and Alex. They have shown great maturity from their freshman to sophomore seasons and I think the sky is the limit for them as we move forward.”
Max Herrmann earned low medalist honors at the Sun Belt Championship to pick up his first career win. He currently has a 72.30 scoring average and seven top 25 finishes in 10 events. This spring, he has lowered his scoring average to 71.89 and has seven rounds in the 60s. He earned a tie for fourth at the Furman Intercollegiate which led the Panthers to a third-straight title at the Greenville, S.C., event.
Alexander Herrmann in just behind his brother with a 72.58 scoring average, but has four top 10 finishes this year, including a tie for eighth at the conference championship. After opening the year with a tie for 11th at The Invitational at The Ocean Course, Herrmann finished eight at the Cabo del Sol Intercollegiate and eighth at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic. He added another eighth place finish at the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner this spring and then tied for eighth at the conference championship.
Georgia State will play in the NCAA Arizona Regional May 16-18, looking to advance to its sixth NCAA Championship appearance later this month. Four of the five members of the team have participated in NCAA Regional play at least once, including all three who earned all-conference honors.