Guo won her first career tournament (Bruce Waterfield).
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – The Harvard women's golf team captured its second victory of the season over the weekend, taking home the Lady Blue Hen Invitational by a comfortable 12-stroke margin.
Hosted by Delaware at Rehoboth Beach Country Club, Harvard finished the three-round event at plus-39 (903), topping the host Blue Hens (+51, 915) who finished second by 12 strokes. Penn (+58, 922), Rollins (+59, 923) and Georgetown (+60, 924) rounded out the top five in the 13-team field.
The Crimson steadily improved over each round, opening with a 305 (+17) to tie for third place and following it up with a 302 (+14) to move into the lead. Harvard ran away from the field on Sunday in the final round, turning in a low score of 296 (+8).
Sophomore Lita Guo led the way, winning the first individual title of her career at plus-3 (219). Guo began the weekend with a 79 (+7), but pulled herself into fifth place with a second-round 71 (-1). A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Guo turned in a career-low 69 (-3) on Sunday to overtake the leaderboard, representing the sixth-lowest score in program history.
Anne Cheng finished just behind Guo in second place at plus-5 (221). The junior sat at even par heading into the final round after firing scores of 74 (+2) and 70 (-2), but fell back of Guo on Sunday with a 77 (+5).
Michelle Xie made a run on Sunday to move from 27th place to 16th. The freshman opened with round of 76 (+4) and 82 (+10) before rebounding nicely with a 74 (+2). Christine Lin (T25, +20) and Nina Fairbairn (T43, +28) were also in action for the Crimson.
Harvard has completed its fall schedule and will now begin preparations for the spring championship season, which will culminate with the Ivy League Championships in late April.