PINEHURST, N.C. – With three golfers in the top 30, the Georgia State women’s golf team finished in eighth place on Tuesday at the Pinehurst Challenge on Pinehurst No. 6.
With the course playing harder than yesterday, the Panthers shot a final round 307 to finish the 54-hole event at 42-over par.
Junior Harmanprit Kaur led the Panthers in the final round with a 2-over 74 to finish tied for 28th at 10-over par.
Freshman Emma Berlin led Georgia State for the week by finishing tied for 19th at 7-over par following a final round 75.
“Conditions and scoring were definitely tougher today than what we saw yesterday,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We got off to a bit of a rough start and made some big numbers, however, the team bounced back on our second nine holes to really finish strong. I’m starting to see more and more maturity in this young team which will only be a positive for us moving forward.”
Sophomore Chloe Howard shot a 5-over 77 on Tuesday to finish tied for 21st at 8-over par, while sophomore Petra Duran added an 81 to tie for 56th at 17-over par. Freshman Maria Blasco rounded out the line-up by tying for 87th at 34-over par following an 81 in the final round.
North Florida shot the low round of the tournament, a 2-over par 290, to finish at 14-over par for the two-day event and take home the team title. Host College of Charleston finished in second place at 16-over par with Jacksonville State coming in third at 31-over. UNC Greensboro and High Point tied for fifth place at 35-over par.
North Florida’s Sydney Shrader was the lone golfer in the field to break par for the event and finished at 5-under par to earn low medalist honors. Jacksonville’s Hannah Berman came in second place at even par. A trio of golfers including North Florida’s Mindy Herrick, High Point’s Tonrak Tasaso and College of Charleston’s Victoria Huskey tied for third place at 2-over par.
Georgia State will return to the course Oct. 21-23, for the Pat Bradley Classic in Sorrento, Fla.