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 firstname.lastname@example.org.