STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s Hunter Logan took home the hardware at the 2023 Visit Knoxville Collegiate, shooting an 11-under 199. Logan matched a career-high 18 birdies on the way to the first collegiate victory of his career. His 199 is tied for the fifth-lowest 54-hole total in Mississippi State program history.
Logan’s victory marks his third tournament win in the last three months, following summer victories at the Dogwood Invitational and the Southeastern Amateur. He also now moves into a tie for the fourth-most career rounds in the 60s in program history with 21. After opening the tournament with a two-under 67, Logan added 66s in Rounds 2 and 3 to finish with a one-stroke victory. With the victory, Logan also earned an exemption in the 2025 KornFerry Tour event in Knoxville.
“We did a nice job just hanging in there today. It was one of those rounds where things weren’t necessarily going our way, but our guys fought through that and showed great patience which ultimately gave us the chance to finish strong like we did,” Head Coach Dusty Smith said.
“I can’t say how proud I am of Hunter. He has been so close so many times in the past and for him to bust through that wall and get his first collegiate win is something I will never forget. He’s our team captain and does a tremendous job demanding greatness from himself and his teammates. We have a lot to clean up before our next event, but I liked the character and grit we showed this week. It’s time to learn from this week and keep making the climb.”
On the day as a team, the Bulldogs shot 277 (-3), good enough for a third-place finish with a three-day total of 827 (-13). That marks State’s best season-opening 54-hole team score since the 1983 Mississippi Intercollegiate when the Bulldogs won with an 826 total. It also ranks as the Bulldog’s fifth-best 54-hole total in school history.
In addition, the third-place finish in a season opener is the Bulldog’s best season-opening placement since the 2017 Bearcat Invitational where they were third in Smith’s first tournament at MSU.
Garrett Endicott and Josep Serra were the Bulldog’s second-highest finishers in the tournament, both tying for after 54 holes. Serra birdied five holes in the final round, 13 total, and recorded an eagle in his debut tournament for the…