BRASELTON, Ga. – Led by a career-best tie for eighth by freshman Jemima Gregson, the Georgia State women’s golf team finished seventh at the Fall Invitational at Chateau Elan on Tuesday (October 6th, 2015). The Panthers shot a final round 18-over 306 on The Woodlands Course to finish the 54-hole event at 23-over par.
Gregson, playing in just her third career tournament, shot a final round 1-over 73 that included three birdies to finish the event 1-under par.
Sophomore Yasemin Sari just missed out on her third-straight top 25 finish, tying for 29th at 6-over following a final round 75.
The tournament was originally scheduled to be played at Rivertowne Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., however, torrential rains have flooded most of the South Carolina coast making it impossible to even travel to the area.
“We didn’t finish the tournament as strong as we would have liked, however, we made good progress this week toward getting to where we would like to be,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “I am really proud of the play of some of our younger players, including Jemima Gregson. She has come a really long way since the first tournament of the year.”
Junior Solene Le Coz added a final round 6-over 78 to finish tied for 29th with Sari at 6-over, while senior Julie Lied shot 80 on Tuesday to tie for 58th at 19-over.
Sophomore Paula Zabarte rounded out the Panthers line-up with an 82 on Tuesday that placed her in 52nd at 14-over par.
Chattanooga earned a one stroke win over Ole Miss, finishing the event at 12-under. The Rebels shot a final round 284, but finished just short at 11-under. Middle Tennessee finished third at 8-under, followed by Memphis in fourth at 6-over. East Tennessee State rounded out the top five at 7-over par.
Chattanooga’s Emily McLennan won low medalist honors at 11-under par following a final round 69. Ole Miss’ Abby Newton finished second at 10-under par, followed by teammate Madisen Bentley in third at 5-under. Memphis’ Leighann Cabush and Chattanooga’s Isabella Loza tied for fourth at 4-under.
Georgia State will return to the course in two weeks, Oct. 18-20, for the Fighting Camel Classic hosted by former conference foe Campbell in Buies Creek, N.C.