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March 4, 2019
Contact: Mike Holmes
Phone: (404) 413-4033
Kaur Tied for Fourth Following Opening Round of River Landing Classic
What You Need to Know:
WALLACE, N.C. – Playing in arguably its toughest tournament of the spring, the Georgia State women’s golf team shot an opening around 309 to stand in 12th place after 18 holes of the River Landing Classic at River Landing Country Club.
Junior Harmanprit Kaur shot a first round 72 to sit in a tie for fourth place with 36 holes to play. The second round of play was suspended due to darkness with two to three holes to play and will conclude on Tuesday morning before the final round gets underway.
“We had a couple of holes that hurt us today, otherwise we could have been in a really good position after the first round,” head coach Cathy Mant said. “This is arguably our toughest field of the spring and I am proud of how for the most part we stepped up to the challenge. It is a tightly-packed field, so I’m hopefully that we can move up a few spots on Tuesday.”
Sophomore Chloe Howard stood in a tie for 17th after the first 18 holes at 2-over par following a 74. Freshman Maria Blasco was tied for 40th at 5-over following a 77, while sophomore Petra Duran stood in 84th following an 86. Freshman Alejandra Alaya, making her collegiate debut this week, opened play with an 87 to stand in a tie for 85th.
Middle Tennessee led the 15-team field at 2-over par following the opening round. No. 32 Campbell, Rutgers, East Tennessee State, and Memphis were tied for second place at 8-over par with 36 holes to play.
East Tennessee State’s Hee Ying Loy shot an opening round 4-under par 68 to lead the field by three strokes. Middle Tennessee’s Jenna Burris and Rutgers’ Ashleigh Greenham are tied for second at 1-under par. Four golfers, including Kaur, were tied for fourth at even par.
The second round is expected to resume at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The final round will begin immediately after the conclusion of the second round.
Live scoring of all three rounds can be found at GolfStat.com. Fans can follow the team on twitter @GSU_WGolf.
Following this week’s tournament, Georgia State will travel to Sorrento, Fla., for the MSU Citrus Challenge March 17-19.
MIKE HOLMES | Associate Athletic Director – Sports Communications | Georgia State University
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