ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

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Crimson Finishes Seventh at Golfweek Conference Challenge in Las Vegas

Pictured: Christine Cho led Harvard at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.  

PRIMM, Nev. - The Harvard Women's Golf Team kicked off the 2009-2010 season with an invitation to the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev. After a historic 2008-2009 season, the two-time defending Ivy League Champions showed their potential again by placing seventh out of a field of 18 top flight programs - despite just one week of practice beforehand.

The Crimson tied with UNLV at 904 for the three-day tournament (310-303-291). Christine Cho, the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year, led the way with rounds of 76-76-71-223. Veteran Mia Kabasakalis (76-73-75-224) followed one position back and newcomer Katie Sylvan (79-77-70-226) had a tremendous third day of play to finish two shots behind Kabasakalis. Sylvan's round of 70 on Tuesday led Harvard to the fifth-best score of the afternoon.

The tournament was won by Pepperdine (298-295-288-881). Harvard was the only representative from the East coast to be invited to the tournament. The next closest team to earn an invite was Coastal Carolina, which placed 13th.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS