WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Hosting its season opener at Orange County National Golf Center, Harvard women's golf finished tied for second place at the Harvard Invitational March 30-31. The tournament was Harvard's first at the course since 2013.
First-year Elizabeth Wang led the Crimson with a fifth-place overall finish, finishing with an even par 216 across 54 holes. Senior Anna Zhou was close behind with a sixth place finish at plus-six, while first-year Anina Ku and senior Michelle Xie rounded out the top-10 tied for ninth at plus-eight.
Wang sat one stroke under par following 36 holes of action on Saturday, including a two-under 70 in the second round, which was just one stroke shy of her season-low. Zhou finished with an even-par second round, as the Crimson exited the opening day in third place. Xie, competing as an individual, carded rounds of 75 and 73 in the first two rounds.
18 holes remained on Sunday, with the Crimson combining for a round of 295, which tied for the best team mark of the day and helped Harvard climb to second place as a unit. Ku tallied the leading mark for the Crimson with an even-par 72, which was the third-lowest of any golfer for the round.
Harvard and Penn each finished at plus-27 to tie for second, 11 strokes behind first-place Princeton (+16). The Crimson and Quakers ended eighteen strokes clear of both Dartmouth and Navy for the silver finish.
Weekend Scores (304-292-295-891)
Elizabeth Wang: 73-70-73-216
Anna Zhou: 77-72-73-222
Anina Ku: 79-73-72-224
Belinda Hu: 75-77-77-229
Jessica Luo: 81-85-W
Michelle Xie (I): 75-73-76-224
Chloe Royston (I): 79-77-77-233
- Harvard's team score of 292 in the second round was tied for the best 18-hole mark for any team.
- The Crimson tallied a top-two finish for the second-straight year at its own invitational.
- Wang led the way with 13 birdies, with Ku in second in the category with six. Xie, Zhou and Hu had five each.
Harvard resumes play April 6-7 at Matchplay Madness, hosted by Princeton at Fox Hollow.