Georgia State women’s golf has been the epitome of consistency since first competing in the Colonial Athletic Association in 2006. Head coach Cathy Mant just completed her 11th season and continued her string of GSU finishing either first or second in the CAA championship.
The Panthers looked forward to the return of 2010 CAA Golfer of the Year Charlotte Lorentzen. The Danish junior picked right up where she left off by leading the Panthers in three of four fall tournaments and four of five spring tourneys. She was again voted CAA Golfer of the Year by conference coaches, made the All-CAA first team and qualified as an individual performer in the NCAA tournament.
Junior college transfer Charlotte Guilleux of France was another valuable Georgia State golfer. She was medalist at the CAA Championship and also was named to the All-CAA first team. Freshmen Solveig Helgeson and Laura Sanchez showed promise.
The Panthers came close but UNC Wilmington shot an exceptional team 299 in the final round to ace the CAA championship on April 24. Xavier entered the day in first and the Panthers were right behind but the Seahawks lapped both. Nonetheless, Georgia State women’s golf finished an impressive 75 (out of 254) in the 2011 Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, tops for the CAA, and boasted the 60th most challenging schedule.
Mant’s golfers also excelled in the classroom and Lorentzen was named female Student-Athlete of the Year. With Lorentzen and Guilleux returning for 2011-12, Mant has reason to look forward to upcoming tournaments.
This is the 13th in a series of reviews of Georgia State athletic teams from 2010-11.