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Freshmen Michelle Xie and Anna Zhou competed against each other quite often in high school at local and regional golf tournaments. Their paths this year have converged once more. This time, though, they are not rivals but teammates instead.
At the Lady Blue Hen Invitational in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Harvard’s one-two punch of sophomore Lita Guo and junior Anne Cheng led the Crimson to a tournament victory at plus-39. Facing off against 12 other teams and 70 other golfers, members of the duo finished first and second overall, respectively.
Out of a field of 86 golfers at the Yale Invitational this past weekend, only 21 carded scores of par or below on any of the three days of action. Two Harvard players were able to shoot their way into this group, and they happened to be the team’s two freshmen.
Bracing torrential downpour and icy winds for most of the weekend, the Harvard women’s golf team edged Princeton out by one stroke to rise from fourth on Saturday to first place on Sunday in the Princeton Invitational.
The weekend saw different sorts of firsts for members old and new on the Harvard women’s golf squad, which finished fourth in its first tournament of the 2015-2016 campaign.
The Harvard women’s golf team, pictured after its third-straight Ivy title win in 2014, became the first squad in Ancient Eight golf history to capture four-straight Ivy League titles this year under Crimson coach Kevin Rhoads.
Now in his 11th season of coaching the Harvard women’s golf team and his third season with the men's team, Kevin Rhoads has accomplished far more with both programs than his predecessors.
At the end of a weekend of play, the Crimson took home 10th place in the NCAA Regional tournament.
As classes wind down and students prepare for final exams, the women’s golf team found success at a final of their own. After leading their team to an Ivy League Championship, junior Courtney Hooten and sophomore Anne Cheng earned this weeks Athlete of the Week honors. However, there were a few other Crimson athletes who had strong performances this week.
The Harvard women's golf team secured its fourth conference title and a spot in the NCAA Regionals with a one-stroke win over Yale at the Ivy League Championships in Bethlehem, Pa.
After an up and down first round that saw the group shoot 15 shots off the lead, the Crimson women’s golf team turned in lower scores in each of its next two rounds, finishing fourth among a stacked field at the Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif.
After a long respite from tournament competition, the Harvard women’s golf team travelled to the Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Miss., for the Rebel Intercollegiate and came away with a 14th place finish against top-tier competition.
In a competitive field at the Stanford Intercollegiate tournament in Stanford, Calif., Harvard women’s golf used a strong last day to finish 15th out of a field of 17 teams.
As a team, the Crimson shot a 33-over-par 897, three strokes behind Columbia and two strokes behind Yale, after finishing five strokes behind the Bulldogs at last weekend’s Yale Invitational.