JACKSON, N.J. – The Harvard women's golf team holds onto second place after two of three rounds at the Ivy League Championships. The team had a banner day, dropping its first round score by nine strokes. Michelle Xie commanded the course today, carding a 71, good for one-under par and the only player in the tournament field to do so. With the stellar performance, Xie catapulted herself to the top of the individual tournament.
Harvard now sits tied with Princeton for second with overall scores of 617. Brown was able to hold onto the No. 1 spot, three strokes ahead of the Crimson and Tigers. Columbia is slotted fourth with an overall score of 618 while Dartmouth, Yale and Penn are five-plus back from the front pack.
In addition to Xie, Belinda Hu had a strong day two, posting a score of 76, good to put her sixth in the tournament.
Round Two Highlights
- Harvard is posting the lowest average on par three holes at 3.23 strokes per hole.
- Harvard has hit the most total pars of any team at 102.
- Jessica Luo is averaging the second best par three score at 3.13 strokes per hole.
- Belinda Hu has hit the most pars of all players in the tournament at 25.
- Michelle Xie hit four birdies in round two.
The Crimson will return to Metedeconk National Golf Club tomorrow, April 22, for round three of the Ivy League Championships. The team will be competing for an automatic bid into the NCAA Regional Tournament.