BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Battling through windy and cold conditions at Valley Course at Oxmoor Valley, King College pressed on at the Ann Rhoads Invitational, hosted by Birmingham South College (Ala.). The two-day tournament concluded Monday afternoon with the Lady Tornado finishing 14th and Esther Gandarias finishing inside the top-20.
Gandarias finished in a tie for 17th with a two-round 167 (83-84), leading the Lady Tornado team. The junior battled through unfavorable weather conditions on day one, where her 83 placed her in a tie for sixth. Gandarias finished nine strokes back of the tournament winner, Darin Pinnick (U. of Indianapolis).
King finished 14th out of 16 teams, shooting a two-day total of 738 (365-373). Anna Walker (Marion, Va.) was second on the King squad with a 87-93-180, placing her just outside the top-50 of the field. Cortnee Young (Cleveland, Tenn.) came in next with a 94-91-185 with Kerby Jones and Chelsea Gammon rounding out the team scores.
The Lady Tornado will compete next on March 12-13 at the Dana Rader Intercollegiate Invitational. The event will be hosted by Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, N.C. at the Ballantyne Resort.