What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot rounds of 302 and 312 on Monday to open the spring season at the Amelia Island Collegiate at Amelia National Golf & Country Club.
* Freshman Chloe Howard and sophomore Harmanprit Kaur are tied for 11th at 4-over par with 18 holes to play.
* Georgia State stands in eighth-place in the 15-team field with the final round coming on Tuesday.
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – Led by solid play from Chloe Howard and Harmanprit Kaur, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot rounds of 302 and 312 to stand in eighth-place following the first two rounds of the Amelia Island Collegiate at Amelia National Golf & Country Club on Monday.
Howard shot rounds of 72 and 76 on day one, while Kaur shot 75 and 73 as the duo stand tied for 11th at 4-over par with 18 holes to play on Tuesday. Each made six birdies during the 36 holes of play on Monday in near perfect conditions along the Florida coast.
“Considering this was just the first day of the spring season, I thought we did a lot of good things today,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “Obviously there is still a lot of stuff for us to clean up as the spring goes on, but it was a good start. The biggest difference between round one and round two was we had some mental errors in round two which led to some big scores, but we can clean that up.”
Senior Yasemin Sari stands tied for 54th at 14-over par following rounds of 77 and 81 on Monday. Senior Paula Zabarte added rounds of 79 and 82 to sit at 17-over par and tied for 65th, while sophomore Grace Choi is tied for 68th at 18-over par following rounds of 78 and 84.
Daytona State leads the 15-team field at 3-over par following rounds of 290 and 289. No. 49 Campbell is in second place at 6-over par, while North Florida stands third at 11-over par. Jacksonville State is in fourth-place at 16-over par, while Winthrop rounds out the top five at 25-over par.
Campbell’s Ayelen Irizar leads the field at 4-under par following rounds of 69 and 71. North Florida’s Sydney Shrader and Campbell’s Isabell Ekstrom are tied for second at 3-under par. Daytona State teammates Jiwon Jeon and Hollie Muse are tied for fourth at 2-under par.
Live scoring of the event can be found at Golfstat.com. Georgia State will be paired with Bradley and host Jacksonville for the final round on Tuesday which begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State will continue the spring at the Bama Beach Bash March 16-18, in Mobile, Ala., at Gulf Shores Golf Club.