What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State shot a final round 305 to finish in 10th place at the Sun Belt Conference Championship on Wednesday at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
* Sophomore Chloe Howard led the Panthers with a tie for 25th after shooting a final round 2-over 74.
* Freshman Maria Blasco added a final round 75 for the Panthers in her first conference championship.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Led by a top 25 finish from Chloe Howard, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot a final round 305 to finish in 10th place at the Sun Belt Conference Championship at LPGA International on Wednesday.
Howard earned her fifth top 25 finish this year by finishing in 25th-place, shooting a final round 2-over 74 to finish at 10-over par for the 54-hole event.
The Panthers saved their best round of the three-day event for the last and finished at 66-over par.
“Although we didn’t earn the finish we wanted this week, I’m proud of the way this team fought throughout the week and really all season,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “We had a young team this year playing mostly underclassmen and I truly believe each player improved over the course of the season.”
Junior Harmanprit Kaur shot a final round 78 to finish tied for 34th at 14-over par. Freshman Maria Blasco added a 3-over 75 to finish 20-over par and tied for 42nd, while sophomore Petra Duran tied for 49th at 24-over par following a final round 78. Freshman Emma Berlin rounded out the line-up with a 79 to finished 30-over par and in 53rd place.
South Alabama won the conference championship shooting a final round 292 to finish at 13-over par. Texas State came in second place at 16-over par, while Georgia Southern finished in third at 18-over par. Troy earned a fourth-place finish at 22-over par, while Arkansas State rounded out the top five at 25-over par.
Georgia Southern’s Ella Ofstedahl shot a final round 69 to finish at 3-under par for the tournament and earn low medalist honors. South Alabama’s Siti Shaari finished in second place at 2-under par, while Texas State’s Anne-Charlotte Mora finished in third at even par. Coastal Carolina’s Jenjira Jinangkul earned a fourth-place finish at 1-over par, while South Alabama’s Caroline Berge rounded out the top five at 3-over par.
Georgia State will lose just one senior off this year’s squad and are expected to welcome multiple new players to the team next year.