Women's Golf Takes Third at 2016 Rebel Intercollegiate

Women's Golf Takes Third at 2016 Rebel Intercollegiate

Zhou fired a 70 (-2) on Sunday to lead the Crimson (Donna Ford).

OXFORD, Miss. – The Harvard women's golf team placed third at the 2016 Rebel Intercollegiate over the weekend led by strong individual play from freshman Anna Zhou.

Hosted at the par-72, 6,323-yard Ole Miss Golf Course, the Crimson completed the 54-hole tournament at +31 with its total score of 895 standing as the 10th-lowest 54-hole total in program history. The team wrapped up the weekend with its best performance on Sunday, firing a plus-6 294, the 13th-lowest round in program history.

Troy won the team competition at plus-7 (871) with Ole Miss following in second at plus-24 (888). Fresno State tied the Crimson at plus-31 (895), and East Tennessee State rounded out the top-five of 15-team field at plus-38 (902).

Zhou showed steady improvement throughout the weekend to finish in fifth place of the individual competition at plus-2 (218). The freshman opened with a 75 (+3) on Friday and followed that with a 73 on Saturday (+1), before firing a team-low round of 70 (-2) on Sunday. Zhou's weekend total score of 218 was the fifth-lowest 54-hole total in program history with her third-round 70 standing as the eighth-lowest single-round score.

Anne Cheng also enjoyed a solid weekend, finishing tied for 11th at plus-6 (222). Cheng carded her best round of 71 (-1) on Friday, but fell back in the pack on Saturday with a 77 (+5). She returned strong on Sunday and concluded her tournament with a 74 (+2).

Also competing for the Crimson were Christine Lin, Nina Fairbairn, and Michelle Xie. Lin finished in a tie for 21st place at plus-11 (227), with Fairbairn (+13, 229) and Xie (+18, 234) tying for 30th and 56th, respectively.

Harvard is back in action this weekend at the River Landing Classic hosted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington at the River Landing Golf Course April 9-10.