What You Need to Know:
Georgia State shot one of the lowest rounds of the day with a 6-over 294 to move into a tie for 13th-place at the USA Intercollegiate at Magnolia Grove Crossings on Sunday.
* Freshman Emma Berlin shot a 1-under par 71 to jump into a tie for 18th with one round to play.
Junior Harmanprit Kaur added a 1-over 73 to move up 18 spots in the field.


MOBILE, Ala. – Freshman Emma Berlin shot a 1-under 71 to lead the Georgia State women’s golf team to a 6-over 294 on Sunday at the USA Intercollegiate at Magnolia Grove Crossings Course.

The Panthers improved 11 strokes from round one and moved into a tie for 13th place at 23-over par.

Berlin, making her Georgia State debut this week, made four birdies during the second round and shot 33 during her first nine holes to move to 1-over par thru 36 holes and tied for 18th-place.

“We played a really solid round of golf today,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “I was impressed with the way we started the round, making a bunch of birdies on our first nine holes and really limiting our mistakes.

“I was equally impressed with the way Emma played today. She is quickly finding her stride and put together a very nice round today. Our goal tomorrow is to continue to improve and keep climbing the leaderboard.”

Junior Harmanprit Kaur added a 1-over 73 to move into 49th-place at 7-over par for the event. Sophomore Chloe Howard added a 2-over 74 and sits in a tie for 30th at 3-over par entering the final round on Monday.

Freshman Maria Blasco and sophomore Petra Duran rounded out the line-up by each shooting 76 on Sunday. Blasco is tied for 73rd at 12-over par, while Duran is tied for 88th at 17-over par.

South Florida shot a 4-over 292 on Sunday to take a two-stroke lead at even par entering the final round. Cal Baptist stands in second-place at 2-over par, with Tulane, Lamar, and Western Kentucky tied for third-place at 4-over par.

Stetson’s Hanna Kiefer shot a second-straight 4-under 68 and leads the field at 8-under par. Western Kentucky’s Mary Joiner and Lamar’s Elodie Chapelet are tied for second-place at 5-under par. South Florida’s Ramya Meerakshisundaran is in fourth-place at 4-under par, while Arkansas State’s Grayson Gladden rounds out the top five at 3-under par.

The field will utilize a shotgun start on Monday morning at 9 a.m. ET. The Panthers will be paired with McNeese State and Sun Belt foe UL Monroe.

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 later this week for the Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman in Greenville, S.C.