STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – Led by a final round 72 from sophomore Grace Choi, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot a 306 on Tuesday to finish in sixth place at the 25th annual John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate at Eagle’s Landing Country Club.
Jacksonville finished the three-day event at 18-over par to win by 18 strokes. The 882 total is the second-lowest in tournament history. Murray State finished in second place at 36-over par, while South Alabama came in third at 45-over. Western Kentucky placed fourth at 53-over par with Tulsa rounding out the top five at 54-over par.
Jacksonville teammates Amanda Detmer and Maria Brunzell shared low medalist honors at 2-over par. Detmer shot 70 on Tuesday while Brunzell shot 73. Fellow Dolphin Michelle Forsland along with South Alabama’s Siti Shaari tied for third at 3-over par.
“I really want to say thank you to everyone who helped put on a great tournament,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We battled some tough weather conditions the last few days but everyone stuck together and helped us out. It is greatly appreciated.
“I’m really proud of the way our team hung in there. We started a little slow, but we finished strong each day. That is something we have been working on and something that will help us moving forward.”
Choi’s even par round left her in a tied for 51st at 23-over par.
Freshman Chloe Howard led the Panthers this week tying for 12th at 11-over par following a final round 76. Sophomore Harmanprit Kaur and senior Paula Zabarte tied for 27th at 17-over. Kaur shot 78 on Tuesday, while Zabarte shot 80. Junior Jemima Gregson rounded out the line-up with an 82 in the final round that left her at 23-over and tied for 51st.
Senior Yasemin Sari who was competing as an individual this week shot an 80 on Tuesday and tied for 70th at 32-over par.
Georgia State will conclude the regular season at the Charleston Invitational April 2-3, at RiverTowne Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.