What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team shot a second-round 9-over 297 to stand in a tie for seventh-place at the USA Intercollegiate at Magnolia Grove Crossings in Mobile, Ala., on Sunday.
* Sophomore Emma Berlin shot a second-straight even par 72 and is tied for 11th place.
* Sophomore Maria Blasco and freshman Jenny Marston added rounds of 74 for Georgia State in the second round.
MOBILE, Ala. – Led by sophomore Emma Berlin who shot a second-straight 72, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot 297 on Sunday to stand in a tie for a seventh-place following the second round of the USA Intercollegiate.
Berlin made a pair of birdies to remain at even par and tied for 11th entering the final round on Sunday.
The Panthers remain in the middle of a 16-team field at the Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course.
“Today was another solid round for us,” head coach Jessica Steward said. “It’s fun to see that even though we’re in a position to finish well within a tough field, the ladies are excited about the many opportunities we still have to improve. Approaching today’s round, we knew the pins would be difficult and predicted we might not have as many birdie opportunities as yesterday, so we simply focused on hitting fairways and greens. We’re going to continue to stay positive and patient to finish strong tomorrow.
“I’m not surprised Emma is leading the team and even par after two rounds. She’s an excellent ball striker, very consistent mentally, and she has excellent judgment on the course. You’re going to see her towards the top of many leaderboards to come.”
Sophomore Maria Blasco added a 2-over 74 and stands 2-over par thru 36 holes and tied for 18th. Freshman Jenny Marston also shot a 2-over 74 and is 4-over and tied for 29th. Senior Harmanprit Kaur is tied for 61st at 9-over par following a 77 on Sunday, while junior Chloe Howard is tied for 79th at 14-over par following a 78.
UAB continues to lead the 16-team field at 6-under par following a second-straight 285. North Florida and Houston Baptist are tied for second-place at 4-over par, while Troy is in fourth at 5-over par. Arkansas State and Western Kentucky are tied for fifth place at 6-over par.
UAB’s Tia Teiniketo continues to lead the field as an individual at 9-under par following a 68 on Sunday. Western Kentucky’s Sarah Arnold is in second place at 7-under par, while Grand Canyon’s Siripatsorn Patchana and Houston Baptist’s Sara Zrnikova are tied for third-place at 3-under par.
Georgia State will be paired with Murray State and South Alabama for the final round which will be played as a shotgun start beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.
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 Sept. 27-29, for the Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman in Greenville, S.C.