Women’s Golf Closes Season at NCAA Regional Championships

Photo by David Dermer
Photo by David Dermer

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Capping a tremendous season that included an Ivy League championship, Harvard women's golf tallied a 17th-place performance at the NCAA Regional Championship at Forest Akers West Golf Course.

Making its eighth appearance in the regional championships, the Cimson was led by first-year Anina Ku, who finished tied for 39th overall at plus-eight. She was one of the most consistent performers in the field, leading the tournament with 39 pars across 54 holes.

First-year Elizabeth Wang led the Crimson in round one with a three-over par 75, while Ku was close behind with a four-over 76. All five Harvard players tallied at least on birdie, with Wang pacing the team with two.

Ku improved to a two-over 74 in the second round, making 16 pars on a wet afternoon in East Lansing. First-year Chloe Royston posted her best round of the event with a four-over 76, including three birdies.

Ku ended the tournament with her second-straight 74, including three birdies in the final 18. Wang carded her second-straight 77, while senior Michelle Xie rounded out an accolade-filled career with her top round of the weekend, a 78.

Weekend Scores (309-307-312-928)
Anina Ku: 76-74-74-224
Elizabeth Wang: 75-77-77-229
Chloe Royston: 78-76-83-237
Michelle Xie: 80-80-78-238
Belinda Hu: 83-84-86-253

Event Notes

  • Ku tallied Harvard's eighth-best finish in program history at an NCAA Regional Championship, finishing in 39th.
  • Harvard (+64) ended two strokes behind Long Beach State for 16th place.
  • Harvard appeared in the NCAA Regional Championship for the eighth time, traveling to Michigan in the event for the first time.