What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team shot a second round 305 to stand in a tie for 14th place at the FIU Pat Bradley Classic at Lakewood Ranch Golf Club on Monday.
* Sophomore Chloe Howard is tied for 16th at 3-over par with one round to play.
* Three Panthers improved in score from the first to the second round on Monday.
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – The Georgia State women’s golf team shot a second-round 17-over 305 to stand in a tie for 14th place entering the final round of the 41st annual FIU Pat Bradley Classic at Lakewood Ranch Golf Club.
The Panthers are 36-over and tied with Eastern Michigan following 36 holes, sitting just six strokes outside the top 10.
Sophomore Chloe Howard continues to lead the Panthers at 3-over par following a 3-over 75 on Monday. Howard is tied for 16th entering Tuesday’s final round.
“We got off to a bit of a rough start today,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “The team kept fighting, but we just couldn’t make enough birdies to get it back. However, I know this team will continue to fight and on Tuesday we will see if we can climb the leaderboard a bit.”
Junior Harmanprit Kaur added a second round 78 and is tied for 44th at 8-over par with one round to play. Freshman Emma Berlin improved by four strokes with a 4-over 76 to move into a tie for 60th at 12-over par.
Sophomore Petra Duran improved by five strokes and is tied for 67th at 13-over par following a 76 on Monday. Freshman Maria Blasco rounded out the line-up with an 80 and is in 74th place at 17-over par.
UTEP will enter the final round with a four-stroke lead at 1-over par following a 287 on Monday. Southern Miss is in second place at 5-over par with South Florida in third place at 6-over par. Host FIU is in fourth place at 9-over par with Jacksonville rounding out the top five at 13-over par.
Gonzaga’s Quynn Duong shot a 67 on Monday to take over the individual lead at 4-under par. South Florida’s Natalia Villavicencio is in second place at 3-under par. A group of four golfers that includes UTEP’s Shannon O’Dwyer, Cincinnati’s Alyssa Burritt, Jacksonville’s Amanda Detmer, and Southern Miss’ Valentina Haupt are tied for third place at 2-under par.
Live scoring of all three rounds can be found at BirdieFire.com. Fans can follow the team on twitter @GSU_WGolf.
Georgia State will be paired with Wyoming and Eastern Michigan for the final round on Tuesday with a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State will close out the fall season at the Alexa Stirling Women’s Invitational hosted by Louisville at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek beginning next Friday.