Women's Golf Impressive In Opener; Beats Central Florida by 11 Shots

Pictured: Freshman Katie Sylvan

SORRENTO, Fla. – The Harvard women’s golf team got its 2010 season off to a good start as the Crimson defeated the Central Florida Golden Knights by 11 shots at the Red Tail Golf Club, 303-314.

Harvard, the two-time defending Ivy League champions, had the top three finishers in the dual meet with freshman Katie Sylvan winning with a +1 round of 74. Christine Cho and Jane Lee finished three shots behind in second while Claire Sheldon shot a 78 to place fifth and Chloe Altchek shot a +9 81.

The course was 6,195 yards. All six competing Harvard players, including Mia Kabasakalis and Sarah Harvey, recorded birdies on the afternoon.

Valentina Fontaine led UCF with a +5 77.

Sylvan led the field with 15 pars and was one-under on the par 3 holes while Lee was the only golfer under par on the par 5’s thanks to an eagle.