What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team shot an opening round 338 to stand 12th following the first round of the Ladies Fall Intercollegiate at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek.
Harmanprit Kaur and Chloe Howard led the Panthers with rounds of 81 on a day where no golfer broke par.
* This marks the final event of a five-tournament fall season for head coach Cathy Mant’s squad.


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Georgia State women’s golf team shot an opening round 338 to stand in 12th-place following the first round of the Ladies Fall Intercollegiate at Atlanta Athletic Club on Friday.

Sophomore Harmanprit Kaur and freshman Chloe Howard led the Panthers with opening round scores of 81 on a day when no player in the field broke par. The duo stand tied for 38th with 36 holes to play.

“Today was a tough day for us,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “The course played very tough, but to be honest, that really is not an excuse. We didn’t play well and we let a few bad scores really get to us. The good news is that there is a lot of golf to play and I still think we can move up the leaderboard.

Junior Jemima Gregson added a first round 85 to stand in a tie for 56th, while junior Emily Royer is 71st after shooting 91. Sophomore Grace Choi rounded out the line-up with a 92 to stand 72nd.

Senior Paula Zabarte, who is competing as an individual this week, shot an 86 and is tied for 62nd. Freshman Petra Duran, also competing as an individual, shot 90 and is tied for 68th.

Georgia leads by three strokes following an opening round 11-over 299. No. 33 Louisville is in second-place at 14-over par, with No. 15 Illinois in third at 18-over par. Indiana is in fourth-place at 19-over par, with Kennesaw State, Coastal Carolina and Louisville’s B-Team tied for fifth at 20-over par.

Georgia’s Rinko Mitsunaga and Coastal Carolina’s Malene Kroboll Hansen are tied for the individual lead at even par. Georgia’s Gaby Coello, Illinois’ Chayanid Prapassarangkul, Indiana’s Alix Kong and Louisville’s Delaney Shah are tied for third-place at 1-over par.

Live scoring of all three rounds can be found at GolfStat.com. Fans can follow the team on twitter @GSU_WGolf.

The second round will begin on Saturday off Holes No. 1 and 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Panthers will be paired with Iowa and Augusta going off Hole No. 10 starting at 9:10 a.m.

Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State will open the spring season at the Amelia Island Collegiate Feb. 18-19, in Amelia Island, Fla.