What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team shot a second round 304 on Saturday at the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course.
* Junior Harmanprit Kaur continued her solid play with an even-par 72 to move into 25th-place.
* Kaur had a stretch of four straight birdies during the second round.


GREENVILLE, S.C. – Led by a 72 from junior Harmanprit Kaur, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot a second-round 16-over 304 to move into a tie for 14th place at the Lady Paladin Invitational on the Furman University Golf Course on Saturday.

Kaur had a stretch of four straight birdies during the round to move into a tie for 25th-place at 3-over par with one round to play.

The Panthers will enter the final round at 38-over par and tied with Daytona State.

“I’m happy that our score improved from the first round, but we still left a lot of strokes on the course today,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “If we can clean up some little things, I feel like we can play a really good round on Sunday and hopefully move up the leaderboard.”

Sophomore Chloe Howard added a second round 76 and is tied for 44th at 7-over par with 18 holes to play. Sophomore Petra Duran and freshman Emma Berlin each shot 78 on Saturday and are tied for 76th at 14-over par entering the final round.

Freshman Maria Blasco rounded out the Panthers line-up with an 8-over 80 and is tied for 83rd at 18-over par entering the final round.

Host Furman will take a commanding 14-stroke lead into the final round. The Paladins stand at 10-under par following a second-straight 283. Kennesaw State is in second place at 4-over par with Coastal Carolina in third at 6-over par. Augusta is in fourth-place at 11-over par with North Florida rounding out the top five at 13-over par.

Furman’s Haylee Harford leads the field at 8-under par following a second-straight 68. Tulsa’s Lorena Tseng, Coastal Carolina’s Tiffany Arafi along with Furman teammates Natalie Srinivasan and Jacqueline Bendrick are tied for second place at 3-under par.

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 Georgia Southern and Daytona State for the final round.

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.