DADE CITY, Fla. – Led by a top 25 finish from senior Petra Duran, the Georgia State women’s golf team finished in eighth place on Tuesday at the Spring Break Shootout at the Lake Jovita Golf Club.
Duran finished tied for 21st at 8-over par after shooting a final round 74 that gave the senior her third top 30 finish in three events this spring. In a compact individual leaderboard, Duran finished just six strokes out of fourth as only three golfers broke par for the 54-hole event.
Kelly Strickland shot the low final round for the Panthers, a 1-over 72, that included three birdies. Strickland finished tied for 26th at 9-over par.
Georgia State shot a final round 299 to finish the two-day event at 40-over par.
Top 5 Teams
1. No. 42 North Florida: +5
2. Seminole State (Fla).: +11
3. Western Kentucky: +18
4. Florida Gulf Coast: +27
5. Troy: +28
Top 5 Individuals
1. Minori Nagano (Seminole State): -9
t2. Mary Joiner (WKU): -5
t2. Christin Eisenbeiss (UNF): -5
t4. Marion DeBove (UNF): +2
t4. Minomi Kudo (Seminole State): +2
t4. ShaeBug Scarberry (Troy): +2
t4. Sarah Edwards (Florida Gulf Coast): +2
Georgia State Results
t21. Petra Duran: +8 (67-80-74)
t26. Kelly Strickland: +9 (76-74-72)
t41. Mahina Leveau: +14 (77-71-79)
t47. Maria Blasco: +17 (81-75-74)
t51. Emma Berlin: +19 (77-76-79)
Quotable: “This tournament truly was a team effort,” head coach Jessica Steward said. “Different players stepped up during each of the three rounds to help lead the way. Looking at the leaderboard, the teams who finished ahead of us are all very strong programs, so we are proud of the way we competed. Everyone on this squad accomplished a lot to be proud of, and when we look at some of the mistakes we still made, it gives us some material to focus on before our home event next weekend.”
Next Up: Georgia State Invitational; March 29-30; Rivermont Golf Club; Johns Creek, Ga.