MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – With four golfers finishing among the top 12, the Georgia State women’s golf team finished in second-place at the Sun Belt Conference Championship at the RTJ-Fighting Joe Course on Wednesday.
The Panthers shot a final round 6-over 294 to finish at 19-over par and just five strokes behind champion Troy. Georgia State shot three of its six-lowest rounds of the year during the three-day conference championship. The three rounds were also the three lowest rounds of the spring.
Freshman Harmanprit Kaur recorded her team-leading sixth top 25 finish of the year, tying for seventh-place at 4-over par following a final round 72.
Redshirt-sophomore Emily Royer tied with her fellow undergraduate in seventh following a final round 73.
“What an incredible week,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We came in to the week knowing that the regular season did not go the way we wanted it to, but we could still make postseason play with a great week. I am so proud of this team because they played their best golf of the year and never gave up in the spring when things got tough. Today, we were just beaten by a very good Troy team and we tip our caps to them.”
Sophomore Jemima Gregson added a final round 74 on Wednesday to tie for 12th at 6-over par with teammate Solene Le Coz. Le Coz, a senior playing in her final tournament, added a 3-over 75 in the final round a day after tying a career low with a 70.
Senior Jooeun Bae rounded out the line-up by tying for 27th place at 13-over par following a final round 77.
Troy shot a final round 3-over 291 to earn the conference championship at 14-over par. The Panthers finished second at 19-over par, with Texas State and Appalachian State tying for third at 22-over. Arkansas State rounded out the top five at 36-over.
Texas State’s Sasikarn Somboonsup shot a final round 69 to finish the 54-hole event at 6-under par and earn low medalist honors by four strokes. Troy’s Fatima Cano finished second at 2-under par, with Appalachian State’s Joliana Elias came in third place at 1-under par. Coastal Carolina’s Malene Krolboll Hansen finished in fourth at even par, while Little Rock’s Shania Berger rounded out the top five at 2-over par.
Georgia State’s season comes to an end with the runner-up finish. The Panthers will lose two seniors, Le Coz and Bae to graduation, but have already signed an international pair for the upcoming season.