Women’s Golf Finishes Eighth at Tusculum Fall Classic
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – King Women's Golf finished their stay at the Tusculum Fall Classic with an eighth place team finish while Elizabeth Swallow finished inside the individual top-10 list with a second round score four shots better than her first of the tournament.
Elizabeth Swallow (Berkshire, England) earned a top-10 individual finish in her first collegiate event behind a second-round 76 score, totaling for a 156 (80-76) finish. Her tenth place finish paced the Lady Tornado golfers as she finished the tournament 12-over par, six shots back from the individual winner.
Following behind Swallow was teammate and junior Kerby Jones. The Franklin, Tenn. native shot a 85-83-168, placing her 30th overall in the tournament, one of her best finishes as at King. Anna Walker (Marion, Va.) finished in a tie for 39th place (84-91-175) while Esther Gandarias (90-86-176) and Cortnee Young (88-89-177) followed behind to make up the rest of the King scorecard.
King combined for a 671 (337-334) over the two-day tournament and maintained their position for eighth place in the 11-team field. They finished ahead of Spartanburg Methodist (728), Mars Hill (734), and Brevard (777) and were 12 strokes behind Converse (659).
Host Tusculum College (311-303-614) trailed by three strokes coming into the final day but shot eight strokes better than their previous day score and edged out UNC-Pembroke by one stroke for the team title. Meghan Moore of UNC-Prembroke won the individual title with a 75-74-149.
The women's team will join the men when Tornado Golf travels to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate, co-hosted at Sea Trail Golf Club by Lincoln Memorial and Lenoir-Rhyne. The tournament will take place Oct. 1-2, leading into King's home tournament on Oct. 8-9.