KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - The Georgia State women's golf team finished the first round of the Palmetto Intercollegiate at the Oak Point Golf Club in 16th place.
The Panthers were 43-over par after 36 holes of play.However, not all rounds were finished due to darkness. The unfinished rounds will begin at 8:45, before the rest of tournament concludes with a shotgun start.
When play was called, junior Laura Sanchez was leading the team with her eight-over par score. Overall, she was tied for 41st place after going two-over par in her second round.
One stroke behind Sanchez was junior Mario Palacios, who alse was only two-over par in her second round after she birdied two of her holes on the back nine.
Freshman Julie Lied finished in third place for the Panthers with her 12-over par score. Lied birdied four of her six last holes to swing some positive momentum her way heading into the second day.
Rounding out the last two spots were junior Melissa Siviter and sophomore Lauren Court. Siviter was unable to finish her second round and will conclude her round tomorrow morning before starting the last 18 holes of the tournament. Siviter finished 14-over par, while Court was 20-over par.
"It was a tough day, and overall, a tough outing," coach Cathy Mant. "They've all been making big mistakes, and you just just can't make those big mistakes to get a decent scores. When they make an error, they can't seem to correct it, and make another one.
"We've been struggling with putting across the board. We've dug ourselves a difficult hole to get out of. We need to go out tomorrow and shoot better. It was a long day today, as we played from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. when they called it for darkness. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to move a few spots. We have a game plan, and we just need to execute."
The tournament will finish the unfinished rounds from today before beginning the last 18 holes tomorrow. Live stats will be available golfstat.com.