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By Mandy L. Wills

Three members of the Harvard women's golf team are traveling to Yale Golf Course to compete in the Yale Invitational golf tournment this weekend.

The Crimson is not traveling as a "team" because at least four qualifying scores are necessary to constitute a team, and only three Crimson players qualified. Therefore, only those three players will compete as individuals in this event.

Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Boston College, Rutgers, Hartford, Bucknell, Amherst and Mount Holyoke will compete.

Although there will be many talented terms at the meet, Princeton is considered the team to beat, followed by Rutgers and Hartford.

"Princeton is by far the best," sophomore Alexis Boyle said.

Boyle said that the Yale course is a difficult one.

"It is a really long course compared to what we usually play," explains Boyle. "The fairways are narrow with a lot of wood (trees)."

The unpredictable fall weather should throw another variable into the meet, but Boyle is confident that she can play in even the most adverse conditions.

"I think I play better than others in bad weather--one of the advantages of growing up and practicing in New England," she said.

Despite the tough competion, the challenging course and possible bad weather, Boyle still hopes to have a top-ten finish.

Last week the Crimson fared well at the Dartmouth Invitational in Hanover, N.H. Boyle was the top finisher among the Crimson competitors. She finished 14th overall.

A suprise in the meet was freshman Susan Ranere. Ranere was voted the top junior player in Massachusetts as a high school senior last year. She placed 21st overall in her first collegiate meet.

Junior Madge Roberts rounded out the three Crimson golfers. She did not place, despite shooting a 101 on the first day and a 107 on the second.

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