CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Competing for the second time this season, Harvard women's golf will travel to Springdale Golf Club for the Princeton Invitational Sept. 28-29. The Crimson will be looking for its second-straight tournament title after opening with a win at Dartmouth.
Setting the Scene
Springdale Golf Club is set up for a par of 72, with the tees spanning 6,121 yards. The tournament spans two days, with Harvard's five student-athletes playing 36 holes. The Crimson will face off with Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Princeton, Rollins, St. John's, Seton Hall, Albany, Penn and Yale.
What to Know
• Harvard opened the fall campaign in style, earning both the team and individual championship at the Dartmouth Invitational. The team won by 14 strokes with an even par, while sophomore Chloe Royston was the event's champion by five shots.
• Royston's victory was the first of her career, coming after firing an eight-under 136. The second 18 holes included a career-best 66 for Royston, which is tied for the best round by a Harvard player in program history.
• Sophomore Anina Ku and first-year Meiyi Yan also tallied rounds under par in the opener, with Ku firing a three-under 69 to open the event, and Yan finishing with a two-under 70. Ku also finished on the podium, taking third overall.
• Harvard captured its eighth Ivy title in 2019, including its sixth in eight seasons, to advance to the NCAA regional championships in Michigan.
At The Helm
Fred Schernecker '89 is in his 22nd season as The Paul M. Weissman '52 Director of Harvard Golf, while Kevin Rhoads is in his 16th season at the helm of the women's program, while also leading the men's for eight seasons. Rhoads has steered the Crimson to eight Ivy League championships, including six of the past eight.
The team returns to the course Oct. 4-6 at the Yale Invitational.