MOBILE, AL– Led by senior Jooeun Bae’s career-best tie for ninth, the Georgia State women’s golf team finished fifth at the USA Intercollegiate on Monday, September 12th, 2016, at the Magnolia Grove Crossings Course.
Bae shot a final round 3-over 75 to finish the three-day event at 6-over par. It marked the first top 10 or top 25 in her career.
The Panthers shot a final round 306 to finish at 32-over par, just one stroke back of fourth place Samford.
“After two really nice rounds of golf, we struggled a little today,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We have not been in a position to win in a while and sometimes you have to take some lumps to prepare yourself for the next time you are in that position. Although we struggled, I think we learned a lot about what it takes to win.
“Jooeun played just remarkable golf this week. It’s great to see her stepping up as a senior and playing the best golf of her career. I’m proud of the way she fought on a course that was not necessarily set up well for her, but she still made the most of it.”
Freshman Harmanprit Kaur shot a final round 2-over 74 to finish the event at 7-over par and tied for 12th, just missing out on a second-straight top 10 finish to start her collegiate career.
Sophomore Jemima Gregson shot a 7-over 79 on Monday following a pair of 73s to finish at 9-over and tied for 20th.
Redshirt-sophomore Emily Royer added a final round 6-over 78 to tie for 26th at 10-over par. Junior Paula Zabarte rounded out the Georgia State line-up shooting 79 on Monday to finish at 32-over, good for 54th place.
Southern Miss shot a final round 293 to earn a one-stroke win at 13-over par over Eastern Kentucky which finished at 14-over. UAB finished third at 22-over, followed by Samford in fourth at 31-over. The Panthers rounded out the top five at 32-over.
Alabama State’s Chanelle Avaricio finished as the lone player under par at 1-under, to earn a two-stroke win for the individual title. UAB’s Rebecca Chandler and Eastern Kentucky’s Elsa Moberly finished tied for second at 1-over. Southern Miss’ Henriette Syr finished in fourth at 2-over, followed by fellow Golden Eagles Emily Ross and Valentina Haupt in a tie for fifth at 3-over.
Georgia State will return to the course for the Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman in Greenville, S.C., September 23-25, 2016.