What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team will play its second of five fall tournaments beginning Monday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., at the Jacksonville Classic.
* The Panthers finished tied for fifth in the event last year held at Marsh Landing Country Club.
* Freshman Chloe Howard opened the season just missing out on a top 25 finish last week at the Lady Paladin Invitational in her first collegiate event.


ATLANTA – The Georgia State women’s golf team will return to the course on Monday for the Jacksonville Classic at Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The Panthers will be playing their second tournament of the fall and looking to build off the final round of the Lady Paladin Invitational last weekend.

In the final round of the first event of the year, the freshmen duo of Chloe Howard and Petra Duran each shot a final round 1-over 73. It propelled Howard to a tie for 26th as the Panthers finished 14th, one spot ahead of LSU.

Georgia State will face a tough 15-team field on the 5,967-yard, par 72 course beginning with a practice round on Sunday. The teams will play 36 holes on Monday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., with the Panthers paired with Jacksonville and Daytona State. The final round on Tuesday will also begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

“We are excited to get back on the course and are looking to build some momentum off last week’s final round,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “For our first tournament of the year, we did some good things, but there were also some things we were able to clean up in practice this week. Most of our squad knows the course well and hopefully, we can use that to our advantage.”

The line-up will include four of the five that also played last week. The roster will include junior Jemima Gregson, sophomores Harmanprit Kaur and Grace Choi, along with freshmen Howard and Duran.

Along with Georgia State, the field includes Bethune-Cookman, Charleston Southern, Daytona State, Flagler College, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern, Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, Lipscomb, Seminole State, Stetson, UAB, USC-Upstate and Xavier.

Live scoring of this week’s event can be found at GolfStat.com. Fans can follow the team on twitter @GSU_WGolf.

Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State will return to the course for the Pinehurst Challenge, hosted by the College of Charleston Oct. 9-10, in Pinehurst, N.C.