Women’s Golf Hits the Course For Ivy League Championship

Photo by Derek Hamilton
Photo by Derek Hamilton

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In search of its first Ivy League Championship since 2016, which capped a run of five-straight titles, Harvard women's golf will square off with its Ancient Eight rivals April 19-21 at The Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes, New Jersey.

Setting the Scene
The Ridge at Back Brook is set up for a par of 72, and runs 6,042 total yards. The tournament spans three days, with student-athletes playing 18 holes each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each team enters five players, with the top four from each team making up the teams' aggregate.

How to Follow
Live Scoring – GolfStat.com
Championship Central: IvyLeague.com
Twitter: @HarvardWGolf

What to Know
• The Crimson has been in action for two tournament this spring after taking part in four in the fall. Strong this spring, the Crimson finished second at the Harvard Invitational and third at Matchplay Madness. All seven Harvard players in action tallied at least one victory at Matchplay Madness, while five of the seven ended at .500 or better.
• First-year Elizabeth Wang is averaging rounds under par this season, leading the team at 71.57 strokes per 18 holes. She carded a team-low 69 in the Dartmouth Invitational in the fall, and has finished four rounds at par or better.
• Seniors Anna Zhou and Michelle Xie and first-years Anina Ku and Chloe Royston join Wang with top-10 outings this season. Ku and Xie have each played a team-leading 13 rounds of stroke play, averaging 73.8 and 76.1 strokes per 18, respectively.
• Xie enters the spring as the reigning Ivy League individual champion, with four tournament wins over the course of her career. Belinda Hu is the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year.
• Harvard and Princeton enter the weekend with the top two average scores per round, and are separated by less than one stroke against par.

Feature: Women's Golf's Mentorship Program

What's Next?
The winner of the Ivy League tournament will earn an automatic bid to one of four NCAA Regional sites, set for May 6-8. The women's golf selection show is Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. on the Golf Channel.