2012-13 Women's Golf News

July 12, 2013
Three Tornado named WCGA All-Academic Scholars
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WCGA) announced their All-American Scholars for the 2012-13 school year. Of the 644 student-athletes named to the list, which encompasses NCAA Divisions I-III and the NAIA, three King University women’s golfers earned the distinction. Esther Gandarias, Elizabeth Swallow and Anna Walker all earned All-American Scholar status by the WCGA.

April 22, 2013
King finishes second at Conference Carolinas Championships
GRAHAM, N.C. – In the first year of the new Conference Carolinas golf tournament format, the King University women’s golf team qualified for the final round match play. The Tornado defeated North Greenville University, but fell to Queens University and tied Mount Olive College to finish in second place.

April 21, 2013
Tornado place fourth, qualify for match play at CC Championships
GRAHAM, N.C. – Following the first round of the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women’s golf team was in second place. The Tornado shot 339 in the second round, and finished in fourth place at 674 to qualify for match play on Monday.

April 20, 2013
Swallow, Powell earn all-conference honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Announced at the Sports Festival Championship Banquet and Brunch on Saturday morning, two King University golfers earned All-Conference Carolinas honors. On the women’s side, Elizabeth Swallow was named first team all-conference while Richard Powell earned second team honors on the men’s side.

April 20, 2013
King in second after round one of conference tournament
Graham, N.C. – In the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s golf team carded a 335. The Tornado are currently in second place, only two strokes behind Mount Olive College and were led by Elizabeth Swallow’s 79.

April 9, 2013
Tornado finish 10th at Agnes McAmis Memorial
GREENVILLE, Tenn. - In the second round of the Agnes McAmis Memorial, the King University women's golf team carded a team score of 323 to finish in 10th place with a total of 651. Courtnee Young and Anna Walker led the team in the final round while Esther Gandarias finished 17th.

April 8, 2013
Gandarias leads Tornado in first round at Agnes McAmis
GREENVILLE, Tenn. - The King University women's golf team returned to action on Monday, and posted 328 in the first round of the Agnes McAmis Memorial, hosted by Tusculum College. Esther Gandarias led the Tornado, and is four shots out of first place after the first day.

April 3, 2013
Swallow named CC Women's Golf Player of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following her best two finishes of the season, King University’s Elizabeth Swallow was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Golf Player of the Month, for the second part of March. Swallow placed second at both the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational and Pinehurst Challenge.

March 19, 2013
Swallow places second at Wingate Pinehurst Challenge
PINEHURST- N.C. –In their third tournament of the spring, the King University women’s golf team placed ninth of 16 teams at the Wingate Pinehurst Challenge. Elizabeth Swallow led the Tornado with a second place finish after shooting a 72 on the final day.

March 18, 2013
Tornado in seventh after first round of Wingate Pinehurst Invite
PINEHURST, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team completed the first round of play at the Wingate Pinehurst Invitational in a tie for seventh place on Monday. The Tornado shot 336 and were led by Elizabeth Swallow who posted a 78.

March 12, 2013
Swallow Leads Women's Golf to 6th Place Finish
Freshman Elizabeth Swallow followed her opening round 72 with a solid 1-over par 73 on day 2, finishing in second place overall and leading the Tornado to a 6th place finish at the Hilton Head Lakes Invite in Hardeesville, SC.

March 11, 2013
Women's Golf in 6th After Day 1
Freshman Elizabeth Swallow shot an even-par 72, leading the Tornado to a day 1 score of 328 and 6th place in the standings at the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational, hosted by Pfeiffer University in Hardeeville, SC.

February 26, 2013
King Lady Tornado Take First at Converse Invite
Sophomore Cortnee Young shot an 83 to earn medalist honors and lead the Lady Tornado to a first place finish at the Converse Invite on Monday in Spartanburg, SC.

February 14, 2013
King Athletics Announces Schedule Alterations
Due to weather and other conflicts, Tornado Athletics has announced multiple schedule alterations for the weekend and next week.

January 31, 2013
Women’s Golf Slated for Top-3 Finish
King Women’s Golf was selected to finish third in the 2013 Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

October 16, 2012
Swallow Leads Lady Tornado to Fifth Place Finish
The Lady Tornado finished fifth overall as a team at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational, led by Elizabeth Swallow who finished tied for fourth.

October 15, 2012
Lady Tornado Fourth After Day One at Patsy Rendleman Invitational
Elizabeth Swallow, Cortnee Young, and Anna Walker all broke 80 on day one of the Patsy Rendleman Invitational.

October 10, 2012
Elizabeth Swallow Named Conference Female Golfer of the Week
Elizabeth Swallow’s performances in her first two tournaments of the season have granted her Conference Carolinas Female Golfer of the Week honors.

October 9, 2012
Swallow Finishes Top-5, King Men and Women Take Second
Elizabeth Swallow's fourth place finish was one of two top-10 scores for the Lady Tornado as they finished second overall as a team.

October 8, 2012
King Holds Second on Both Sides at Home Invitational
Elizabeth Swallow’s concluded the first round with a top-5 finish and led the Lady Tornado to a share of second place.

October 2, 2012
Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate Wraps Up Final Round
Elizabeth Swallow finished 10th overall with a two-round 139 score, helping King to a tie for seventh place overall in the field of 15.

October 1, 2012
Tornado Golf Concludes First Round of Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate
Elizabeth Swallow led Women's Golf with a ninth place close to day one, helping the Lady Tornado to seventh place.

September 25, 2012
Women’s Golf Finishes Eighth at Tusculum Fall Classic
Freshman Elizabeth Swallow led the King Tornado on day two of the Tusculum Fall Classic, helping them to an eighth place finish.

September 24, 2012
Swallow Leads King after Round One of Tusculum Fall Classic
Freshman Elizabeth Swallow leads the King starting five with a first round 80 at the Tusculum Classic.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)