Women’s Golf Heads to New Haven for Yale Invitational

Jessica Luo tees off at the Ivy League championship in 2018
Photo courtesy of Sideline Photos/The Ivy League

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Returning to tees for the second-straight weekend, Harvard women's golf will travel to New Haven, Connecticut for the Yale Invitational, held Oct. 4-6 at the Course at Yale.

Setting the Scene
The Course at Yale is set up for a par of 71, with the tees spanning 6,099 yards. The tournament spans three days, with Harvard's five student-athletes playing 18 holes each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Crimson will tee off against Boston College, Boston University, Charlotte, Columbia, Delaware, Georgetown, Hartford, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Stirling, Xavier, Yale

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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. 
  • The Crimson took 10th at the Princeton Invitational Sept. 28-29, with sophomore Anina Ku leading the team in 18th-place overall (73-76, +5).
  • Royston and Ku have each shot rounds in the 60s this season, while first-year Meiyi Yan joins the duo in firing a round of par or better.
  • 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.

What's Next?
The team finishes its fall slate Oct. 19-20 at the UD Lady Blue Hen Invitational, held at Rehoboth Beach Country Club.