Competing in her third NCAA Regional, junior Brenna Nelsen, who is also a Crimson sports executive, was the third-best Harvard golfer for the tournament. Despite shooting 14-over par on the back nine over the three rounds, she finished with consistent scores of 78, 79, and 78 to help keep the Crimson in the hunt for a qualifying position.
Junior Tiffany Lim and senior Bonnie Hu both had some struggles on the course on Thursday, with the former shooting three double-bogeys and the latter finishing with two double-bogeys and a triple-bogey of her own.
But despite the rough start, both had more success on day two, with Lim holing out three birdies to finish with a 75, and Hu shooting one-over par on both the front and back nine to card a 74.
Overall, the Crimson improved greatly on its NCAA Regional performance after coming in 20th at last year’s West Regional at Stanford, Calif.
“I think we did a really good job, and we have a lot of confidence in each other and each other’s games,” Lim said. “I don’t think we’re ever intimidated by any other teams…. For this tournament, we saw ourselves as a competitor, and I think we fulfilled that."
—Staff writer Caleb Y. Lee can be reached at email@example.com.
Athlete of the Week: Lederhausen, Cheng Take Home Ivy TitlesPlaying on the Upper and Lower Courses of the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., this weekend, Cheng, a freshman on the Harvard women’s golf team, and Lederhausen, a senior on the men’s team, did what no pair of Crimson golfers has done before—win both the men’s and women’s individual titles at the Ivy League Championship.
Women's Golf Season RecapThe women's golf team also further cemented its status at the top of the Ancient Eight with its third consecutive Ivy League title and among the elite of Division I golf programs with a Harvard-best 13th-place finish at the NCAA Division I Central Regional in Stillwater, Okla.