Gardiner leads Tornado at season-opening MHU Invite

Gardiner leads Tornado at season-opening MHU Invite

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Sasha Gardiner led the way for the King University women's golf team at the season-opening Mars Hill Invitational, finishing third. The Tornado finished fourth with a stroke total of 671.

KING RESULTS: 4th of 5 (671)
LOCATION: Johnson City Country Club; Johnson City, Tenn.
COURSE DETAILS: Par 72, 5872 yards


  • Gardiner followed an opening round of 74 by shooting 78 in the second round for a stroke total of 152.
  • Morgan Powers improved on her opening round of 86 to card an 81 in the second round and finish with a total of 167.
  • Riley Grunewald and Grace Gillen each finished with a stroke total of 176.
  • Grunewald shot 88 in each round while Gillen improved on her first round of 96 with an 80 in the final round.


  • Tusculum University won the tournament with a score of 629 while Milligan College was second at 633.
  • Michaela Lindahl of Milligan was the individual medalist, finishing with a stroke total of 148.


  • King hosts their lone tournament of the season on Monday and Tuesday at the Golf Club of Bristol.