King takes eighth in season opening tournament

King takes eighth in season opening tournament

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Coming off one of their best rounds in recent years, the King University women's golf team tried to duplicate that performance in the second round of the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate at Sevierville Golf Club. The Tornado nearly matched their round of 316, shooting 320 in the second round for a total of 636 and an eight place finish at the season opening event.

Freshman Nicola Robertson led the Tornado in the second round, improving upon her first round of 81 with a second round of 75 to finish 18th with a stroke total of 156. Elizabeth Swallow followed her with a total of 158, following Saturday's 79 with another 79 on Sunday.

Samantha Taylor and Cortnee Young weren't far behind Swallow, both finishing with stroke totals of 162. Taylor shot 85 in the second round after carding a 77 in the first round while Young posted a second round 83 after shooting 79 in the first round. Anna Walker improved on her first round of 86 to shoot 83 in the final round. Playing as an individual, Lindsay Taylor shot 92 in each round to finish with a total of 184.

King finished eighth with a total of 636 while Lee University won the tournament with a two-day total of 611. The University of West Florida finished second at 616 while Savannah College of Art and Design shot 620 to finish third. Conference Carolinas foe, Limestone College took fourth after shooting 625.

King will be in action again on September 29 and 30 when they host the King University Invitational. The event will take place at the Country Club of Bristol.