CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard Director of Golf Fred Schernecker and head women's coach Kevin Rhoads have added two players to the women's golf program for 2011-12.
The California pipeline continues for the Crimson women, along with academic and athletic success with both recruits earning 2010 HP Scholastic Junior All-America status.
While Harvard has boasted some highly regarded prospects in recent years, few can surpass the junior career amassed by San Jose, Calif. native Tiffany Lim (Leland HS). Lim is currently ranked third by Polo Golf and fifth in the Golfweek/Sagarin national rankings. She is a three-time AJGA Wyndham (Canon) Cup West team member and she once again competed in that prestigious event in this past July.
It was a busy summer for Lim, who also appeared at the USGA Junior Girls Championship and who will also compete at the USGA Women's Amateur Championship. These two USGA championship appearances follow an incredible four such events for Lim as a high school junior – the highlight of which was playing in and making the cut at the 2010 US Women's Open at Oakmont. Lim was named a 2010 Rolex Junior All-American as well as a 2010 HP Scholastic Junior All-American.
Brenna Nelsen (Monte Sereno, Calif./ Castilleja School) is a two-time US Girl's Junior Championship qualifier while also playing in the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship. At the 2010 US Girl's Junior Championship, she tied for 20th place to advance to the round of 32. She was also a semifinalist at the 2010 California Junior Girl's State Championship.
She was selected as one of four girls to represent Northern California at the 2010 Girls Junior America's Cup Matches, where she finished tied for ninth place individually. After shooting the low round on the final day of her last junior golf event, Nelsen finished in second place at the AJGA Trader Joe's Junior Championship. She is a three-time West Bay Athletic League MVP for her golf success and was also a 2010 AJGA HP Scholastic All-American.