GREENVILLE, S.C. – Led by a final round 72 from Emma Berlin and a tie for 26th from freshman Jenny Marston, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot a 10-over par 298 on Sunday to finish in 14th place at the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course.
Berlin made three birdies and three bogeys en route to the even par final round to finish at 13-over par for the 54-hole event at 13-over par.
Marston, playing in just her second collegiate tournament, tied for 26th place at 9-over par following a final round 2-over 74.
The Panthers finished at 58-over par after improving their team score by 17 strokes from the first round to the last.
“Today was a good solid team effort,” head coach Jessica Steward said. “We had a lower round today than a handful of teams ahead of us which is a good sign towards our potential. We approached the day with a more aggressive and confident mindset and had the goal of making 10 birdies, then we surpassed that with 12 in total. Although we didn’t finish as strongly as we wanted, overall we are leaving Furman with a positive outlook.”
Junior Chloe Howard added a final round 4-over 76 to finish in a tie for 43rd at 13-over par, while sophomore Maria Blasco also shot 76 to finish at 24-over par and tied for 74th. Senior Harmanprit Kaur rounded out the line-up with a final round 78 to finish at 26-over par and tied for 81st.
Georgia State will return to the course Oct. 20-22, for the FIU Pat Bradley Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.