What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State stands fifth following the first day of the Amelia Island Collegiate at Amelia National Golf Club in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
* The Panthers shot rounds of 304 and 297 on Monday to stand at 25-over par thru 36 holes.
* Freshman Harmanprit Kaur is tied for seventh following back-to-back rounds of 73.


FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – Paced by a second-round 297, the Georgia State women’s golf team stands in fifth place following the first day of play at the fourth annual Amelia Island Collegiate at Amelia National Golf Club.

Freshman Harmanprit Kaur continued where she left off in the fall and sits tied for seventh at 2-over par following back-to-back rounds of 73. She made four birdies during the first 36 holes of the tournament. Kaur recorded four top 25 results in six fall tournaments.

“I think nerves got the better of us to start the day, but once we got over that, I was very pleased with the way we played,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We came out very engaged this afternoon and started hitting a lot of great shots. It looks like the hard work in the offseason has paid off and hopefully it leads to a great final round on Tuesday.”

Junior Yasemin Sari stands tied for 29th at 7-over par thru 36 holes. Sari opened with a 76 on Monday morning before shooting 75 in the afternoon.

Senior Jooeun Bae and sophomore Jemima Gregson are tied for 36th at 8-over par. Bae shot rounds of 77 and 75 on Monday, while Gregson shot 78 and 74.

Senior Solene Le Coz rounded out the Panthers line-up with rounds of 82 and 76 to sit tied for 65th at 14-over par.

Mercer leads the 18-team field by three strokes at 7-over par following rounds of 297 and 286. Campbell sits in second place at 10-over par, followed by Dayton State in third at 13-over par. Cincinnati is fourth at 24-over par, followed by Georgia State at 25-over par.

Dayton State’s Jiwon Jeon is the individual leader after day one, shooting rounds of 71 and 69 to stand at 4-under par. Campbell’s Annelie Sjoholm is second at 3-under par, followed by Mercer’s Hannah Mae Deems in third at 2-under par. Mercer’s Lauren Lightfritz is fourth at even par with Campbell teammates Anna Svanka and Louise Latorre tied for fifth at 1-over par.

Live scoring of Tuesday’s final round can be found at Golfstat.com.

Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State will return to action March 14-15 at the Dr. Donnis Invitational in Kanehe, Hawai’i.