What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State will look to win its sixth conference championship when the Panthers open the Sun Belt Conference Championship on Sunday at The Raven in Miramar Beach, Fla.
* Ten teams will compete for a conference title and automatic bid to NCAA Regional play in May.
* Live scoring throughout the event can be found at GolfStat.com.


ATLANTA – Looking to win the sixth conference championship in program history, the Georgia State women’s golf team will open the Sun Belt Conference Championship on Sunday at The Raven Golf Club in Miramar Beach, Fla.

Georgia State has won five conference championships under head coach Cathy Mant but will be looking for its first Sun Belt title and first conference championship since 2010, which would return to the Panthers to NCAA Regional play for the first time in eight years.

The Panthers are led by freshman Chloe Howard who has compiled a 73.60 scoring average this spring. Howard has finished no worse than 20th this spring, including a fifth-place finish at the Bama Beach Bash and seven-place result at the Amelia Island Collegiate. She is among the favorites for Sun Belt Freshman of the Year honors.

“We feel like we have really started to come together toward the end of the spring,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We had one our best rounds of the year just a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully, we can bring some of that momentum down to Florida to capture a conference championship.”

Howard will lead a line-up that also includes seniors Paula Zabarte and Emily Royer, along with sophomores Grace Choi and Harmanprit Kaur.

The field of 10 will play 18 holes each day, Sunday through Tuesday. The winner will receive the Sun Belt’s automatic bid to NCAA Regional play.

Live scoring throughout the event can be found at Golfstat.com. After a practice round on Saturday, the championship will open with tee times at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. Georgia State will be paired with Troy and Arkansas State going off Hole No. 1 at 8:30 a.m. ET on the first day.

With a tournament championship, Georgia State would advance to one of four NCAA Regional sites May 7-9. Regional sites include Stanford, Calif., Austin, Texas, Madison, Wisc., and Tallahassee, Fla.