What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot a final round 300 to earn a runner-up finish at the Bama Beach Bash on Sunday.
* Freshman Chloe Howard shot a final round 2-under par 70 to earn a season-best fifth-place finish.
* The Panthers will return home now to host the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate beginning next Sunday.


GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Georgia State women’s golf team earned a season-best second-place finish at the Bama Beach Bash on Sunday as Chloe Howard and Harmanprit Kaur finished among the top 10.

The Panthers shot a final round 12-over 300 to finish the 54-hole event at 27-over par, tied for the lowest score in relation to par this season.

Howard shot a final round 2-under par 70 that included a stretch of three-straight birdies to finish alone in fifth-place at 1-over par. It marks the first top 5 finish for a member of the team this year.

Kaur added a final round 5-over 77 to finish in ninth-place at 6-over par.

“Really happy for the entire team,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “I feel like this finish can give us a lot of momentum heading into our home tournament next week. The team continues to work hard and it is great to see that hard work pay off.”

Senior Paula Zabarte shot a 4-over 76 on Sunday to finish at 10-over and tied for 12th, while sophomore Grace Choi shot a 77 to finish tied for 29th at 22-over. Redshirt-junior Emily Royer rounded out the line-up with a 6-over 78 to tie for 25th at 20-over par.

Junior Jemima Gregson who was competing as an individual shot a 1-over 73 to finish tied for 12th at 10-over par. Senior Yasemin Sari, also competing as an individual tied for 27th at 21-over following a final round 79.

Co-host South Alabama cruised to a 35-stroke win at 8-under par following a final round 284. The Panthers came in second-place at 27-over par, with Southern Illinois in third at 51-over. West Florida placed fourth at 66-over par, with Alabama State rounding out the top five at 68-over par.

South Alabama’s Siti Shaari earned low medalist honors at 7-under par following a final round 69. West Florida’s Paloma Vaccaro, Alabama State’s Chanelle Avaricio and South Alabama’s Julie Hovland tied for second at 3-under par. Howard rounded out the top five with her 1-over par total.               

Georgia State will return home to host the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga., March 25-27.