What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot a final round 308 on Tuesday to finish eighth at the Amelia Island Collegiate at Amelia National Golf & Country Club.
* Freshman Chloe Howard finished the 54-hole event with a 2-under 70 to place seventh.
* This marked the first of four spring regular season events for Georgia State.
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – Freshman Chloe Howard shot a final round 70 to lead the Georgia State women’s golf team to an eighth-place finish on Tuesday at the Amelia Island Collegiate at Amelia National Golf & Country Club.
Howard finished seventh in the first tournament of the spring by shooting 2-over par. Thru 11 holes on Tuesday the freshman was 5-under par including an eagle on the par 5 9th hole, her third hole of the day.
The Panthers finished the 54-hole event at 58-over par following a final round 20-over 308.
“Everyone on the team hit a lot of good shots today, but we also had some mistakes that we need to clean up,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “Over the next few weeks, we need to keep working on the mental side of the game and continue to build belief in ourselves. If we do those things, I think we will be right where we want to be at the end of the year.”
Sophomore Harmanprit Kaur shot a final round 5-over 77 to finished tied for 15th at 9-over par, while senior Yasemin Sari added an 80 to tie for 59th at 22-over. Senior Paula Zabarte and sophomore Grace Choi each shot 81 on Tuesday. Zabarte tied for 66th at 26-over, while Choi tied for 70th at 27-over par.
No. 49 Campbell won a scorecard playoff over Daytona State as each team finished the two-day event at 14-over par. North Florida came in third-place at 15-over par, just one-stroke out of the playoff. Florida Gulf Coast and Jacksonville State tied for fourth-place at 40-over par.
North Florida’s Sydney Shrader won a playoff over Campbell’s Isabell Ekstrom to earn low medalist honors. Both shot 71 on Tuesday to tie at 4-under par. Daytona State’s Jiwon Jeon finished in third-place at 3-under par, with Campbell teammates Annelie Sjoholm and Ayelen Irizar tying for fourth at 2-under par.
Georgia State will continue the spring at the Bama Beach Bash March 16-18, in Mobile, Ala., at Gulf Shores Golf Club.