What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State will travel to Hawai’i for the first time in program history when it opens the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational on Tuesday.
* Freshman Harmanprit Kaur has recorded five top 25 finishes in just seven tournaments this year.
* Live scoring throughout the event can be found at GolfStat.com.
ATLANTA – For the first time in program history, the Georgia State women’s golf team will travel to Hawai’i for the 32nd annual Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational at the Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course on O’ahu.
The 16-team field will play 36 holes on Tuesday, followed by the final round on Wednesday, with play starting with an 8 a.m. local start time shotgun each day.
This marks the second of four regular season spring events leading up to the conference championship in April.
“We are extremely excited to be going to Hawai’i and to have the opportunity to play in such a great event,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “The team has been practicing hard since our last tournament almost a month ago and I believe we are playing our best golf of the season. This will be a different test for most of our team who have never played in conditions like you will see in Hawai’i.”
The field will include Ball State, Hawai’i, Hawai’i-Hilo, Idaho, New Mexico, North Carolina, NC State, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, UTEP, Wake Forest and Washington State.
This week’s line-up will include senior Jooeun Bae, junior Yasemin Sari, sophomores Emily Royer and Jemima Gregson, along with freshman Harmanprit Kaur. Solene Le Coz, Grace Choi and Paula Zabarte will also compete as individuals for the Panthers.
Kaur leads the Panthers with five top 25 finishes in seven tournaments this year. She also has a team-best 74.25 scoring average. Kaur, along with Gregson each finished among the top 20 in the spring season opening event in Florida last month.
Live scoring of the event can be found at Golfstat.com.
Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State will return to home to host the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga., March 26-28.