What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot a final round 309 to finish in a tie for 10th at the 26th annual John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate at Eagle’s Landing Country Club.
* Sophomore Chloe Howard earned a tie for fifth place following a second-straight 72 to finish the three-day event at 8-over par.
* South Florida took home this year’s team title by 22 strokes while Natalia Villavicencio of the Bulls earned low medalist honors at 2-over par.
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – Led by sophomore Chloe Howard’s tie for fifth place, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot a final round 309 to finish in a tie for 10th on Tuesday at the 26th annual John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate at Eagle’s Landing Country Club.
Howard made four birdies during the final round to shoot a second-straight 72 and finish the 54-hole event at 8-over par.
South Florida shot a final round 294 to finish the three-day event at 26-over par and earned a 22-stroke win. Florida Gulf Coast and Murray State tied for second place at 48-over par, while Albany came in fourth place at 49-over par. Oral Roberts rounded out the top five at 51-over par.
South Florida’s Natalia Villavicencio shot 72 on Tuesday to finish at 2-over par to earn low medalist honors. Jacksonville State’s Paula Vega finished in second place at 3-over par, with South Florida’s Jacqueline Twitty coming in third place at 4-over par. Samford’s Madeline Davis placed fourth at 6-over par while Howard along with Murray State’s Linette Holmslykke tied for fifth at 8-over par.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank Eagle’s Landing Country Club, all of our volunteers and fans who came out to cheer us on,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “It has been a great week of golf. Chloe is playing really well right now and I think we will have some momentum heading into the conference tournament in just a few weeks.”
Junior Harmanprit Kaur rounded out the event with a 5-over 77 to finish in a tie for 28th at 16-over par. Sophomore Petra Duran and freshman Maria Blasco tied for 44th at 23-over par. Duran shot a final round 82, while Blasco finished with a 78. Freshman Alejandra Ayala rounded out the line-up with an 84 to finish at 50-over par.
Senior Jemima Gregson played as an individual and shot a final round 79 to finish in 79th place at 39-over par.
Georgia State will return to the course and open the Sun Belt Conference Championship April 15-17, at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.