Stormo, Panthong lead Flashes to first win in the spring

Amanda Levine Sports editor

Karoline Stormo’s tie for fourth place with Hailey Jones of Oklahoma State and Tess Blair of Sacramento State helped secure Kent State women’s golf first victory of the spring season.

The Flashes had four golfers finish in the top 10 of the University of Central Florida Challenge that secured a first place finish ahead of No.13 Michigan State and No. 39 University of Miami. 

On the last day of the three-day tournament, Stormo climbed seven spots to place in fourth, while Pimnipa Panthong finished in seventh. Panthong jumped four spots on the final day of the tournament while fellow Flash, Caley McGinty, finished in a four-way tie for eighth. 

Chloe Sarot struggled on the final day dropping three spots as one of the three to tie with McGinty. 

Kent State competed against six ranked universities in the UCF Challenge; Miami, Michigan State, No.15 Oklahoma State, No.36 UCF, No. 40 Iowa State and No. 14 University of Illinois.

Renate Grimstad for Miami finished in first place after maintaining the lead throughout the tournament. Lianna Bailey for OSU, finished in second place after climbing three spots the final day.

Kory Nielsen finished in a tie for 33rd, rounding out the Flashes lineup. 

Currently, Panthong is ranked No. 7 in the country, Stormo is ranked at No.15 and McGinty is No.29.

The Flashes will continue tournament play Sunday Feb. 9 through 11 in the Northrop Grumman Tournament.

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