Crimson Finishes Seventh at Golfweek Conference Challenge in Las Vegas

Pictured: Christine Cho led Harvard at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.  

PRIMM, Nev. - The Harvard Women's Golf Team kicked off the 2009-2010 season with an invitation to the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev. After a historic 2008-2009 season, the two-time defending Ivy League Champions showed their potential again by placing seventh out of a field of 18 top flight programs - despite just one week of practice beforehand.

The Crimson tied with UNLV at 904 for the three-day tournament (310-303-291). Christine Cho, the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year, led the way with rounds of 76-76-71-223. Veteran Mia Kabasakalis (76-73-75-224) followed one position back and newcomer Katie Sylvan (79-77-70-226) had a tremendous third day of play to finish two shots behind Kabasakalis. Sylvan's round of 70 on Tuesday led Harvard to the fifth-best score of the afternoon.

The tournament was won by Pepperdine (298-295-288-881). Harvard was the only representative from the East coast to be invited to the tournament. The next closest team to earn an invite was Coastal Carolina, which placed 13th.