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.

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.