JACKSON, N.J. – After the first of three rounds at the Ivy League Championships, the Harvard women's golf team earned its way to second, with a combined score of 313, plus-25. Belinda Hu and Michelle Xie led the charge, carding rounds of 76 and 77 that was good for second and fourth respectively. Harvard and Brown were the only schools to have two individuals in the top-10 in the opening round.
Brown currently leads the tournament, posting a team score of 307 (+19) on day one. Behind Harvard, Princeton and Dartmouth follow in third and fourth respectively with scores of 314 and 317. With two rounds to go, the title is up for grabs, with 17 strokes separating the top and bottom of the field.
Jessica Luo turned in a round of 79, just four strokes off her career low and good for 12th in the field. Lita Guo and Anna Zhou rounded out the competitors for Harvard recording scores of 81 and 83 in the first round of the tournament.
Round One Highlights
- Harvard totaled the most at par holes of any team in the first round with 49.
- Belinda Hu led all players with 14 at par holes. Michelle Xie ranked second with 13 even shots.
- Jessica Luo had the second most birdies in the tournament with three. She was also one of only two players to card a birdie on hole 11.
- The average score in round one was 80.34.
The Crimson will return to Metedeconk National Golf Club tomorrow, April 21, for round two of the Ivy League Championships.