What You Need to Know:
* Junior Harmanprit Kaur shot a 5-under 67, tied for the third-lowest round in program history, to lead the Panthers in the final round of the USA Intercollegiate at Magnolia Grove Crossings on Monday.
* Georgia State shot a final round 7-over 295 to jump two spots and finish in 11th-place.
* The Panthers will have just a couple days off before returning to the course beginning Friday for the Lady Paladin Invitational.
MOBILE, Ala. – Junior Harmanprit Kaur shot a final round 5-under 67, tied for the third-lowest round in program history, to lead Georgia State to an 11th-place finish at the USA Intercollegiate at Magnolia Grove Crossings Course on Monday.
Only two rounds in program history have topped Kaur’s 67 and only one other time has a 67 been shot with that round coming by Melissa Siviter at the 2013 Palmetto Intercollegiate. Kaur’s round included five birdies and 13 pars, including four birdies in her first five holes. Her 67 was the lowest round of the day by any golfer in the field by two strokes.
Georgia State shot a final round 7-over 295 to finish the 54-hole event at 30-over par and in 11th-place, jumping two spots up the leaderboard in the final round.
“I’m so proud of the way this team finished the tournament this week,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We got off to a little bit of a rough start on Saturday, but really fought back and played some very good golf the rest of the way.
“As for Harmanprit, I can’t say enough about her play today. It was a truly impressive round. She knew when to go at the flags and when to go for the middle of the green. She stepped up her play as the only upperclassman in the line-up and I am extremely proud of her.”
A trio of Panthers shot final rounds scores of 76 including Emma Berlin who finished the tournament tied for 31st at 5-over par. Sophomore Chloe Howard’s 4-over par round led her to a tie for 38th at 7-over par, while freshman Maria Blasco shot a second-straight 76 to finish tied for 69th at 16-over par. Sophomore Petra Duran rounded out the line-up with a 6-over 78 and tied for 87th at 23-over par.
Cal Baptist shot a final round 6-under 282 to finish at 4-under par and earn a six-stroke win. South Florida finished in second place at 2-over par, with Western Kentucky coming in third at 4-over par. Tulane finished in fourth place at 7-over par, while Southern Miss rounded out the top five at 8-over par.
Western Kentucky’s Mary Joiner earned low medalist honors finishing at 8-under par for a four-stroke win. Houston Baptist’s Kaity Cummings, Cal Baptist’s Erica Wang and South Florida’s Ramya Meerakshisundaran tied for second place at 4-under par. South Alabama’s Julie Hovland rounded out the top five at 3-under par.
Georgia State will return to the course beginning Friday for the Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman in Greenville, S.C.