What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team shot a final-round 9-over 297 to finish in ninth-place at the USA Intercollegiate at Magnolia Grove Crossings in Mobile, Ala., on Monday.
* Senior Harmanprit Kaur led the Panthers on Monday with a final round 73 to finish at 10-over par.
* Sophomore Emma Berlin led the Panthers for the week with a tie for 13th place, shooting 3-over par for the  54-hole event.


MOBILE, Ala. – The Georgia State women’s golf team opened the fall season with a ninth-place finish at the USA Intercollegiate on Monday at Magnolia Grove Crossings. Senior Harmanprit Kaur led the Panthers on Monday with a final round 73 to finish the 54-hole event at 10-over par.

Sophomore Emma Berlin led the Panthers for the week with a tie for 13th at 3-over par following a final round 75. After leading the Panthers in the final round, Kaur finished in a tie for 48th.

The Panthers shot a second-straight round of 297 to finish at 24-over par in the first of four fall season events.

“Overall this was a successful weekend for us,” head coach Jessica Steward said. “Although we didn’t play our best golf, the ladies were still able to manage their games and put up some decent scores. It’s so easy to make big numbers on this course, but they stayed focused and fought for the entire three days. This was a deep field with lots of strong teams. I’m really proud of the effort everyone put forth.”

Sophomore Maria Blasco tied for 17th-place following a final round 74 that left her at 4-over par for the event. Freshman Jenny Marston, making her GSU debut, tied for 35th at 7-over par following a final round 75. Junior Chloe Howard rounded out the line-up shooting 79 on the final day to finish tied for 82nd at 21-over par.

After shooting a final-round 10-over 298, UAB held on for a one-stroke win at 4-over par over North Florida which finished at 5-over par. Houston Baptist and Western Kentucky tied for third-place at 9-over par, with Troy rounding out the top five at 11-over par.

UAB’s Tia Teiniketo shot a final round 69 to finish the three-day event at 12-under par and earn a four-stroke win. Western Kentucky’s Sarah Arnold finished in second place at 8-under par, while ULM’s Jahaanvie Walia earned a third-place finish at 5-under par. North Florida’s Sydney Shrader finished in fourth-place at 3-under par, while South Alabama’s Siti Shaari and Houston Baptist’s Sara Zrnikova tied for fifth at 2-under par.

Georgia State will return to the course Sept. 27-29, for the Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman in Greenville, S.C.