What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team will return to the Pinehurst Challenge at Pinehurst No. 1 beginning on Monday.
* The event will mark the mid-point of the fall season for the Panthers who will be competing for the third time.
* Freshman Chloe Howard is coming off a 12th place finish at the Jacksonville Classic just a few days ago and will once again lead the line-up.
ATLANTA – The Georgia State women’s golf team will reach the mid-point of the fall season starting Monday facing a tough 19-team field at the Pinehurst Challenge. It will mark the second-straight year playing in the event in Pinehurst, N.C., and the first playing on Pinehurst No. 1.
The Panthers are coming off a tie for seventh earlier this week at the Jacksonville Classic. Georgia State was led by freshman Chloe Howard who has impressed in her first two events as a member of the squad.
“We have seen a lot of great things out of Chloe so far,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “She is adjusting to collegiate golf and has a desire to continue to learn as much as possible.”
The 19-team field will face a challenging Pinehurst No. 1 that will measure to 5,974-yards and play as a 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. The final round on Tuesday will also begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
“Our team learned a lot about themselves last weekend,” Mant said. “We learned that we have the ability to play some very good golf, but if we are not careful, can stumble very quickly. The first two rounds in Jacksonville showed the talents we have, but the final round challenged us. We need to learn to finish and I know that will come.”
Along with Georgia State, the field includes Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, East Carolina, Elon, Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, James Madison, Maryland, Nebraska, North Florida, Old Dominion, Presbyterian College, Samford, Towson, UNC Greensboro, UAB and William & Mary.
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 FIU Pat Bradley Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Oct. 22-24.