What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team shot a second-round 21-over 309 on Saturday to stand in 14th place with one round to play at the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course.
* Junior Chloe Howard and freshman Jenny Marston each shot 1-over 73’s during Saturday’s round.
* Marston moved into the top 30 at 7-over par entering the final round.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Led by a pair of 73’s from junior Chloe Howard and freshman Jenny Marston, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot a second-round 21-over par 309 on Saturday at the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course.
Howard made a pair of birdies and a chip-in eagle during the second round to move into a tie for 41st at 9-over par. Marston, appearing in just her second collegiate tournament, added four birdies to move to 7-over par and tied for 29th with one round to play.
The Panthers sit in 14th place entering Sunday at 48-over par.
“It was great to see Chloe and Jenny have much better rounds today,” head coach Jessica Steward said. “Jenny was able to make four birdies, while Chloe made two and also chipped in for an eagle after an amazing second shot on a par five. Although we didn’t quite make up the ground we were hoping, we have a little more positive momentum on our side.”
Sophomore Emma Berlin added a second-round 8-over 80 and stands in a tie for 57th at 13-over par. Sophomore Maria Blasco shot an 83 on Saturday, while senior Harmanprit Kaur finished with an 84 as the pair are tied for 81st at 20-over par with one round to play.
Wake Forest extended its lead to nine strokes with a 1-over par 289 and stands at 1-under par heading into the final round. Host Furman is in second-place at 8-over par, with North Florida in third place at 16-over par. UNC Wilmington moved up two spots and is in fourth place at 17-over par, with Kansas rounding out the top five at 20-over par.
Tulsa’s Lorena Tseng shot a 4-under 68 to take the individual lead at 5-under par entering Sunday. UNC Wilmington’s Phu Khine and Wake Forest’s Siyun Liu are tied for second-place at 2-under par. Furman’s Natalie Srinivasan, Kansas’ Sera Tadokoro, and Wake Forest’s Lauren Walsh are tied for fourth-place at 1-under par.
The field will utilize a shotgun start for the final round on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. Georgia State will be paired with James Madison and individuals.
Live scoring of this week’s event can be found at GolfStat.com. Fans can follow the team on twitter @GSU_WGolf.
Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State will return to the course Oct. 20-22, for the FIU Pat Bradley Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.