Harvard has won five-consecutive Ivy League titles (Sideline Photos).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's golf team, coming off an unprecedented fifth-consecutive Ivy League championship, unveiled its fall 2016 schedule on Monday which features four competitions.
Harvard will open its fall campaign by making its first-ever appearance at the Chesapeake Bay Invitational, hosted by Navy at the Naval Academy Golf Club September 10-11.
The Crimson will take a three-week break before returning to action October 1-2 at the Princeton Invitational held at Springdale Golf Club. Harvard won the event last year for its fourth Princeton Invitational title since 2008 after overcoming a 12-stroke deficit. Rising sophomore Michelle Xie (+10) and rising senior Anne Cheng (+11) were instrumental in the comeback, placing fifth and sixth, respectively.
The Yale Invitational is set for October 7-9 at The Course at Yale. The Crimson is very familiar with the course and event, having played in the Bulldogs' fall tournament 20 times over the last 23 years. Harvard won the event three times between 2008 and 2011, and placed sixth last year highlighted by Xie's (+10) 13th-place performance.
The team will wrap up its fall campaign at the Delaware Invitational October 22-23 at Rehoboth Beach Country Club. Harvard played in the event for the first time last season and ran away with a 12-stroke victory. Rising junior Lita Guo won the first individual title of her career at plus-3, with Cheng finishing just behind her in second place at plus-5.
Harvard has won five-consecutive Ivy League championships and has captured the conference crown seven times in the last nine years. The squad went on to post its best-ever finish at the NCAA Regional Championship last year, tying for ninth-place at the University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Six letterwinners will return to the course this fall.