What You Need to Know:
* The Georgia State women’s golf team shot a second-round 11-over 299 to move into 10th place following day two of the 42nd annual FIU Pat Bradley Classic at Lakewood Ranch Golf Club.
*Junior Chloe Howard shot a second-straight 1-under par 71 making three birdies on Monday.
* Georgia State has made 31 birdies through two rounds, the second-most of any team in the field.
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Led by a second-straight 1-under 71 from junior Chloe Howard, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot a second-round 11-over 299 to move into 10th place following the second day of the 42nd annual FIU Pat Bradley Classic at Lakewood Ranch Golf Club.
Howard made three birdies on Monday and now sits at 2-under par and tied for eighth-place entering the final round on Tuesday.
The Panthers have made 31 birdies through two rounds, the second-most of any team in the field this week.
“Today was another solid performance by Chloe,” head coach Jessica Steward said. “Playing later in the day today meant breezier conditions, and the entire field’s scores justify that the course played more difficult than yesterday. Instead, Chloe stayed strong and posted another sub-par round.
“As a team, we met our goal of improving on the par 3’s, but we’re a little disappointed with our finish. Our focus tomorrow will be staying focused and in control, playing all the way through the last hole.”
Sophomore Emma Berlin added a 3-over par 75 and sits in a tie for 47th at 7-over par. Sophomore Maria Blasco and freshman Jenny Marston are tied for 57th at 8-over par. Blasco shot 76 on Monday while Marston added a 77. Junior Petra Duran rounded out the line-up with an 85 and is tied for 84th at 16-over par.
Florida Atlantic shot a 2-over 290 and leads the field at 1-under par through two rounds. Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson are tied for second place at even-par, while host FIU is in fourth-place at 3-over par. Cincinnati rounds out the top five at 8-over par.
Florida Atlantic’s Justine Fournand shot a 5-under 67 and leads the field at 9-under par. UTEP’s Valeria Mendizabal and South Alabama’s Siti Shaari are tied for second-place at 5-under par with 18 holes to play. Stetson’s Justine Lauer is in fourth-place at 4-under par, while Florida Gulf Coast’s Natalia Nassar, Florida’s Lauren Waidner, and UTEP’s Audrey Haddad are tied for fifth-place at 3-under par.
Live scoring of all three rounds can be found at BirdieFire.com. Fans can follow the team on twitter @GSU_WGolf.
The 17-team field will conclude play on Tuesday with teams utilizing a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Georgia State will be paired with Jacksonville and Eastern Michigan.
Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State closes out the fall season Nov. 4-5, at the Idle Hour Collegiate Championship in Macon, Ga.