Swallow cards 80 in NCAA South Regional first round

DADE CITY, Fla. – Elizabeth Swallow made King University history on Sunday as she became the first Tornado women's golfer to appear in the NCAA South Regional Championship. Swallow got off to a slow start in the first round of the three round event, but bounced back over the final nine holes to come away with an 80 in the opening round.

The sophomore struggled on the front nine, carding a six-over 42 before rebounding on the back nine. Swallow made seven pars and a pair of bogeys on the back nine on the South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club for a back nine total of 38. The Berkshire, England native finished the round with an 80 and is in 31st place of 49 golfers.

Daisy-May Kenny is the tournament's leader after carding a two-under, 70 in the first round. The top three teams and top three individuals not on a qualifying team will qualify for the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at the completion of the NCAA South Regional. Swallow will tee off at 8:30 a.m. on Monday in the tournament's second round.