SUNSET, S.C. – In its first outing of the spring season, the Harvard women's golf team carded a combined score of 913, 49 over par, at the Clemson Invitational this past weekend. The Crimson lowered its score each round, posting rounds of 307, 305 and 301. Harvard was also competing against 11 ranked opponents at The Reserve at Lake Keowee. In her first outing of the 2017-18 season, sophomore Chloe Belle Hooton set a new career low round of 73 on the third day of competition.
Clemson's neighbor Furman took the overall team title with a score of 834, minus-30. Michigan State claimed second carding 844 while the hosts rounded out the top three just two-strokes behind the Spartans. Vanderbilt and Ohio State also posted strong finishes, filling in spots four and five, two-under and even respectively.
Round One Highlights
- Belinda Hu was one of just seven players to birdie on hole 15.
- The tournament field averaged a score of 73.87 in round one.
Round Two Highlights
- Michelle Xie led the Crimson with four birdies.
- Five of six players tied or dropped their scores from round one.
Round Three Highlights
- Chloe Belle Hooton carded a career low round of 73, knocking three strokes off her previous personal best.
- Michelle Xie doubled her birdie total to eight in the final round.
- The tournament field averaged a score of 74.95 in the final round of play.
Next up, the Crimson will head south to Sarasota, Fla. to host the annual Harvard Invitational at The Oaks Club on April 7-8.