Women’s golf: Season recap

Maria Palacios. Photo courtesy of Georgia State Athletics.

The women’s golf season was a tale of two halves.

In their first five outings of the season, the team aver- aged a paltry 14th place finish.  They never finished higher than ninth place, and in one tournament finished 17th out of 18 teams.

That all changed at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational. They finished in seventh place and never looked back, averaging a sixth place finish in their final four regular season events.

Individually Maria Palacios, a junior from Spain, shot the lowest round of the year with a 69.

Junior Laura Sanchez, from Colombia, recorded the team’s best individual finish,a fourth place at the John Kirk Panther Invitational.

The Panthers finished in seventh at the Sun Belt Conference Championship , ending with four-day total of 913, or 49-over-par. Sanchez finished in a tie for 12th.


2013 Stroke Averages

Laura Sanchez- 76.68 (28 rounds)

Maria Palacios- 76.68 (28)

Melissa Siviter- 78.57 (28)

Julie Lied- 78.89 (28)