Cheng and the Crimson showed consistency throughout the weekend (Gregory Carroccio).
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Harvard women's golf team played to a sixth-place result over the weekend at the Yale Invitational.
Harvard finished the weekend at plus-49 (901) and was remarkably consistent throughout the tournament, carding scores of plus-16 (300), plus-18 (302) and plus-15 (299). Furman won the event at plus-16 (868), with Clemson (+21, 873), Michigan (+26, 878), Vanderbilt (+32, 884) and Princeton (+42, 894) rounding out the top five.
Freshman Michelle Xie was the top performer for the Crimson as she finished the individual competition tied for 13th place at +10 (223). Xie was in good position at one-under par (70) following the first round of play. She fell back in the pack with a second-round 78 (+7), however, but rebounded nicely with a 75 (+4) on Sunday.
Classmate Anna Zhou was also high on the leaderboard as she tied for 20th place at plus-12. Zhou opened with scores of 76 (+5) and 78 (+7), before regrouping on Sunday shoot an even-par 71.
Anne Cheng (+15, 228), Courtney Hooton (+16, 229) and Christine Lin (+17, 23) followed closely behind, placing 32nd, tied for 33rd and tied for 36th, respectively. Cheng (77, 74, 77) and Lin (77, 76, 76) showed consistency throughout the weekend, while Lin (79, 74, 77) battled back from a difficult start to finish strong.
Played at The Course in New Haven, Connecticut, The Yale Invitational covered 6,008 yards with a par of 71.
Harvard will wrap up its fall schedule Oct. 24-25 as it travels to Delaware for the Lady Blue Hen Invitational played at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club.
By Courtney Hooton '16
The day was cold but sunny,
The women of HWG had smiles on their faces, but not because something was funny.
Because they knew with process and IPS in their games,
They could rival any team regardless of name.
The first two rounds were strong and consistent,
The greens were fast and firm. To find success the women continued to be persistent.
The final day the winds howling with fury,
The team was greeted by an entourage, which they greeted in a hurry.
Former teammate Tiffany Lim '15 came with Crystal '15, her roommate,
She also persuaded the team to get ice cream, an act they did not hate.
Claire Sheldon '10, former assistant coach was there,
Her spirit and wisdom are often too amazing to bear!
The team was also supported by the venerable Jane Lee '12,
A sight for sore eyes, Miss Jane, HWG was very happy to see.
Mr. Paul Weissman, a loyal Harvard golf supporter came to watch the ladies in action,
HWG hoped to play well and provide athletic performance satisfaction.
And finally Fred, so tall and daunting,
Brought good cheer and pastries, what they all had been wanting.
Thank you to all at The Course at Yale, and coach Chawwadee Rompothong,
A grand tournament that was run so well it made HWG want to sing a song.