King Women's Golf improves in final round

BADIN, N.C. - The King College women's golf team has wrapped up the first event of the 2010-11 season by improving 22 shots in the final round of the Pfeiffer Falcon Cup Tuesday.

The Lady Tornado went from an opening round 398 to a 376 in the second round. The team was led by Manda Minor (Bluff City, Tenn.) with an 87 to give her a two-day score of 180. Kirby Jones carded a 93 after a 98 a day before. Karissa King (Rockwood, Tenn.) and Malorie McBride (Brentwood, Tenn.) fired rounds of 95 and 101, respectively. King lowered her score by nine strokes while McBride was three shots better.

The University of North Carolina Pembroke held off Newberry (S.C.) College for the team title with a two-day score of 609 while Newberry was at 611. North Carolina Pembroke posted a team score of 300 Tuesday while Newberry rallied with a 295 to climb from third to second. North Carolina Pembroke entered the final round with a two shot lead over Wingate (N.C.) University, but Wingate and a 311 went to third.

Wingate's Ashley Denton took home the medalist honors with a two-day total of 143 thanks to her one-under-par 69 Tuesday. She was the only golfer in the field to break par in the event.

The golfers played the Badin Resort as a Par-70 at 6,057 yards.

The Lady Tornado returns to action next Monday and Tuesday at the Tusculum Fall Classic played at the Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn.

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