Monday, April 18, 2016

Scot Nicola Robertson headlines Tornado

 trio of Brits selected to all-conference team

The Conference Carolinas Women's Golf Championship started on Sunday, and Sunday night the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas performers. The Tornado (King University) placed an individual on each of the first, second and third team, highlighted by first team performer Nicola Robertson from Dunblane and a member of Stirling Golf Club.
Robertson, a sophomore student, leads the Tornado scoring tables and ranks fourth in Conference Carolinas with a stroke average of 78.07
The  Scot has posted two top 10 finishes on the season, as she started the season by taking individual medalist honours at the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate. 
At the tournament Robertson posted her low tournament score of the season, 146, shooting 75 in the first round and following that with a one-under 71 to take the victory. 
In the spring she finished fifth at the Pfeiffer Invitational where she shot 74-75 for a total of 149. This marks the second time in her US college career she has garnered all-conference recognition. Nicola was selected to the All-Conference Carolinas third team a year ago.
Senior Elizabeth Swallow from Berkshire has been one of the most prolific golfers to have donned the scarlet and navy as she earns second team All-Conference Carolinas honours. 
The England native has earned all-conference honours each of her four years at King University, including second-team selections each of the last two years. She was a first team All-Conference Carolinas performer during her freshman and sophomore seasons. 
This year, Swallow ranks seventh in Conference Carolinas with a stroke average of 78.67 and has earned three top 10 finishes, including two in the top five.
Prior to the Conference Carolinas Championship, Swallow finished second at the Agnes McAmis Memorial where she shot 76-77 for 153.
Samantha Taylor from Newcastle also earns All-Conference Carolinas honours for the second straight season.
  This year she was selected third team all-conference after gaining second-team honours a season ago. 
Taylor ranks eighth in Conference Carolinas with a stroke average of 78.80 on the season while posting four top 10 finishes. Taylor has finished in the top 10 in half of the tournaments she has played this year, starting with a sixth place finish at the King University Invitational in the fall. 
She turned it on in the spring, finishing in the top 10 in three of her four tournaments.  In the final regular season tournament, she finished 10th at the Agnes McAmis Memorial with a stroke total of 160 after shooting 80-80.
The Tornado continue play in the Conference Carolinas Championship today at the Champions Course at Bryan Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Krysta Schaus had the overnight lead with a one-over-par 73 over the 5,911yd course.
Samantha Taylor was tied third with a 76.
Elizabeth Swallow had an 82 to be T18.
Nicola Robertson is T23 after an 83.