What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team opened play with a round of 310 on Friday at the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course.
* Junior Harmanprit Kaur and sophomore Chloe Howard tied for the low rounds for GSU each shooting 75.
* The Panthers are tied for 15th with two rounds to play.


GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Georgia State women’s golf team opened play on Friday with a first-round 22-over 310 at the Lady Paladin Invitational on the Furman University Golf Course.

Led by rounds of 75 from junior Harmanprit Kaur and sophomore Chloe Howard, the Panthers are tied for 15th with two rounds to play this weekend. The duo is tied for 33rd-place in the 90-player field.

“We just didn’t make the number of birdies we needed to today to post a good score,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We didn’t make a lot of big numbers, but we did make too many bogeys which is something we will hopefully correct tomorrow and try to move up the leaderboard.”

Sophomore Petra Duran and freshman Emma Berlin opened play with rounds of 80 and sit in a tie for 78th place. Freshman Maria Blasco rounded out the line-up with a 10-over 82 and is tied for 84th entering play on Saturday.

Host Furman opened play with a 5-under 283 and a four-stroke lead entering round two. North Florida is in second place at 1-under par, followed by Kennesaw State in third at 2-over. Coastal Carolina is in fourth-place at 5-over par with Augusta rounding out the top five at 7-over par.

Furman’s Haylee Harford and Tulsa’s Loren Tseng are tied for the individual lead at 4-under par. Furman’s Kyra Cox and North Florida’s Iissette Davalos are tied for third place at 3-under par, while Kennesaw State’s Charlotte Charrayre and Furman’s Natalie Srinivasan are tied for fifth at 2-under par.

The field will utilize tee times on 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 Georgia Southern beginning at 9:45 a.m., on Saturday 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.