Michelle Xie Named Ivy League Individual Champion

Michelle Xie Named Ivy League Individual Champion

Day One Recap  |  Day Two Recap

Harvard women's golf junior Michelle Xie was crowned the Ivy League individual champion this afternoon at Metedeconk Golf Club in Jackson, N.J. The Palo Alto, Calif. native carded rounds of 77-71-72 to best Annabelle Chang of Princeton by four strokes.  While Xie celebrated an individual accomplishment, the team as a whole suffered a disappointing end to the season, narrowly missing out on the league title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament when Princeton bested it in a playoff round to win the tournament.

After improving its round one score by nine strokes in round two, Harvard slashed another 10 strokes between rounds two and three for a final score of 911, plus-47. Six strokes behind Harvard and Princeton was Brown, while Columbia, Dartmouth Yale and Penn rounded out the field 14, 24, 43 and 45 strokes behind. 

Belinda Hu continued to shine for Harvard in round three, posting a score of 74, two strokes better than her round one and two scores to finish tied for fifth overall. Both Lita Guo and Anna Zhou posted impressive rallies in round three to finish 19th and 22nd respectively. Guo rebounded from scores of 81 and 80 to a 74 on day three while Zhou also carded a 74 after round one and two scores of 83 and 80. 

Round Three Highlights

  • Harvard led the tournament on par three holes (3.12 strokes) and total pars (161).
  • Belinda Hu led all competitors on par five holes, averaging 5.00 strokes per hole and led the tournament with 39 at par holes.
  • Michelle Xie led the tournament on par three and four holes averaging 3.00 and 4.03 strokes per hole respectively.
  • Lita Guo also led the tournament averaging 3.00 stokes per par three hole.