What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot rounds of 306 and 312 to stand 14th after day one of the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational.
* The Panthers are making their first trip in program history to Hawai’i.
* Live scoring throughout the event can be found at GolfStat.com.


O’AHU, Hawai’i – Georgia State shot rounds of 306 and 312 to stand in 14th place following the opening day of the 32nd annual Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational at the Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course on O’ahu.

Sophomore Jemima Gregson leads the Panthers following rounds of 76 and 77 to stand in a tie for 56th at 9-over par.

“It was a bit of a tough day for us,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We haven’t played much this year in hot and sunny conditions and I’m not sure we were fully prepared for it. With that said, I think we are closer to where we want to be than our scores indicate. Hopefully we can put together a solid final round before returning home.”

Freshman Harminprit Kaur is tied for 65th at 11-over par after founds of 79 and 76. Senior Jooeun Bae sits tied 67th at 12-over par, shooting rounds of 77 and 79 on Tuesday.

Redshirt-sophomore Emily Royer opened with rounds of 77 and 80 to sit tied for 73rd at 13-over par, while junior Yasemin Sari is tied for 80th at 14-over following rounds of 76 and 82.

Three Panthers are also competing as individuals this week. Junior Paula Zabarte is tied for 59th at 10-over par following rounds of 79 and 75. Freshman Grace Choi sits tied for 65th at 11-over par after shooting 80 and 75 on Tuesday. Senior Solene Le Coz rounds out the group in a tie for 67th at 12-over par after rounds of 75 and 81.

No. 16 Texas A&M leads the field at 4-under par following rounds of 283 and 289. Washington State is second at even par, with No. 19 Oklahoma State in third at 9-over par. No. 21 Texas is fourth at 10-over par, with Idaho rounding out the top five at 12-over par.

Texas A&M’s Maddie Szeryk, ranked No. 10 in the country, holds the individual lead at 6-under par. Washington State’s Alivia Brown is second at 5-under par following an afternoon 68. Texas’ Haley Mills, Texas State’s Anne-Charlotte Mora and Idaho’s Amy Hasenoehri are tied for third at 3-under par.

Live scoring of the event can be found at Golfstat.com. The final round will get underway on Wednesday with an 8 a.m. HT shotgun start. Georgia State will be paired with North Carolina and UTEP.

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.