NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After a slow start in round one, the Harvard women's golf team surged to a third-place overall finish at the Yale Women's Intercollegiate Tournament. Harvard's opportunity to climb higher was cut short with the final round of the tournament being cancelled due to inclement weather.
Harvard completed 36 holes with a score of 594, 26 over par. The Crimson tied with Delaware and the two programs were just four strokes off second place Lamar. Stirling University from Scotland took the team title with a plus 12 score of 580. Charlotte rounded out the top five, just one stroke behind Harvard and Delaware at 595.
Individually, Harvard placed two golfers in the top ten, including freshman Belinda Hu, who finished tied for seventh overall carding 146, four over par. The rookie posted the Crimson's best performance in round two, setting a new career low round of 70 and notching the first sub-par round in her collegiate career. Senior Michelle Xie led the Crimson overall, tying for fourth overall with a score of 144, plus-two.
Round One Highlights
- Harvard tied for first overall with 56 at par holes.
- Ji Hae Lee tied her career low round, carding 77, five over par.
Round Two Highlights
- After a slow start, the Crimson rebounded to place first overall in round two.
- Harvard ranked in the top three on par three, four and five holes.
- Belinda Hu led the tournament field averaging 3.82 strokes per par four hole.
- Belinda Hu also carded her first sub-par round of her collegiate career with a new low round of 70.
The women's golf team will complete its fall slate at the Lady Blue Hen Invitational, hosted by Delaware on Oct. 21 and 22.