What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team will play its second tournament this week when the Panthers open the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C. on Friday.
* Junior Harmanprit Kaur is coming off a near record-setting performance with a final round 67 on Monday at the USA Intercollegiate.
* This marks the second of five tournaments this fall for the Panthers.


ATLANTA – The Georgia State women’s golf team will continue the 2018-19 season on Friday with one of its toughest challenges of the year at the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.

The Panthers are coming off an 11th-place finish at the USA Intercollegiate on Monday as junior Harmanprit Kaur shot a 5-under 67 in the final round. The score tied for the third-lowest round in program history.

This will mark the third-straight year attending the event up I-85 and the fourth time in the last five years for head coach Cathy Mant’s squad.

“We are looking forward to our trip back to Furman,” Mant said. “They always put on a very nice event with a very good field. We also built some momentum in the last two rounds in Mobile earlier this week and we are hoping to build off that this week.”

Georgia State will go into the second event of the year with the same line-up as in the first. Junior Harmanprit Kaur will lead a relatively young line-up as the only upperclassman. Sophomores Chloe Howard and Petra Duran along with freshmen Emma Berlin and Maria Blasco will round out the line-up.

The 17-team field will include Augusta, Coastal Carolina, Daytona State, Florida Gulf Coast, Furman, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, James Madison, Kansas, Kansas State, Kennesaw State, Mem­phis, North Florida, Old Dominion, South Florida, Texas Tech, and Tulsa.

The field will utilize tee times Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. ET off Holes No. 1 and No. 10. The teams will use a shotgun start for the final round on Sunday also beginning at 9 a.m. Georgia State will be paired with James Madison and Florida Gulf Coast beginning at 10:30 a.m., on Friday off Hole No. 10.

Live scoring of this week’s event can be found at BirdieFire.com. Fans can follow the team on twitter @GSU_WGolf.

Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State will return to the course Oct. 8-9, for the Pinehurst Challenge in Pinehurst, N.C.