Swallow takes Hilton Head Lakes Invite for third title

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Elizabeth Swallow came into the final round of the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational only one stroke behind the leader. Swallow carded the same score she did in the first round, 76, en route to her third title of the season, taking individual medalist honors with the one stroke victory. As a team King finished seventh of 18 teams with a team score of 664.

Swallow, a sophomore made up her one stroke deficit after the first round, and turned it into a one stroke advantage, to take the title with a tournament total of 152. She carded identical 76's in both rounds. The Berkshire, England won individual medalist honors by one stroke over a quartet of golfers that finished at 153. The victory is Swallow's third of the season as she won the first tournaments of the fall. She has placed in the top-10 of all six of King's tournaments, with her worst finish being sixth place last fall.

Cortnee Young matched her first round of 82 with another 82 in the final round to finish with a stroke total of 164, placing her 23rd. Anna Walker and Karissa King followed with tournament totals of 174 each. Walker shot 89 in the second round, while King carded a 90. Kerby Jones also posted a second round score of 90 to round out the squad at 182.

Limestone College and Wingate University tied for the title with stroke totals of 632, and Limestone took the title on a playoff. University of Montevallo took third at 640 with Coker College next at 657.

King will be in action again on March 22-23 at the Pinehurst Challenge in Pinehurst, N.C.