What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team shot a 16-over 304 to stand in a tie for ninth following the opening round of the 39th annual Pat Bradley Invitational.
* Freshman Harmanprit Kaur led the Panthers with a 1-over 73 and stands tied for 19th with two rounds to play.
* The Panthers are playing in the event of the second year in a row and third time under head coach Cathy Mant.


LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Led by an opening round 1-over 73 from freshman Harmanprit Kaur, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot a 16-over 304 on Sunday to sit tied for ninth at the 39th annual FIU Pat Bradley Invitational at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club.

Kaur, who already has three top 25 finishes this fall, made a pair of birdies during her opening round and stands tied for 19th with 36 holes to play.

“We are getting close to putting a really good round together,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We simply had too many big numbers on the scorecard today that we were not able to overcome. If we can eliminate those and keep improving on the little things, I think we will be right where we want to be.”

Sophomore Jemima Gregson opened play with a 3-over 76 and stands tied for 35th, while redshirt-sophomore Emily Royer is just one stroke back following a 77 and sits tied for 39th.

Senior Jooeun Bae shot a 6-over 78 on Sunday and is tied for 48th, while fellow senior Solene Le Coz is tied for 56th following a 79.

Host FIU opened play with an even par 288 and stands alone in first place by four strokes. Western Kentucky is second at 4-over par, while Memphis and Southern Miss are tied for third at 5-over. Toledo rounds out the top five following a 8-over par 296.

Florida’s Samantha Wagner leads the field following an opening day 5-under 67. Toledo’s Napaphan Phongpaiboon is second at 4-under par, while FIU’s Camila Serrano and Jacksonville’s Megan Collins are tied for third at 3-under par. Western Kentucky’s Georgina Blackman and Florida teammates Taylor Tomlinson and Kelly Grassel are tied for fifth at 2-under par.

Georgia State will be paired with Florida Gulf Coast and Marshall going off Hole No. 10 beginning at 9:18 a.m. on Monday. The final round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.

Live scoring of all three rounds can be found at BirdieFire.com.

Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State will return to the course Feb. 21-22, for the Amelia Island Collegiate, the first of four regular season spring events.