Yan, who spent her early childhood in Beijing, did not follow a typical path to playing golf at the collegiate level. While in China, she barely even touched a single golf club.
The Harvard women’s golf team looked on as the men’s team dominated the field at the Ryan T. Lee Memorial to open the season. One week later, the women teed off at the Dartmouth Invitational to start their own campaign. The result: even more Crimson dominance.
Wang’s 72.92 stroke average through 13 rounds of golf led the way for Harvard. She also was the only one in the group to card two scores in the 60’s.
In a busy weekend for Harvard golf, the women’s team continued its recent dominance of the Ivy League. The group captured its sixth Ivy League Championship in the last eight years, bringing the program’s tally to eight titles overall.
The Harvard women’s golf team had a strong showing at the Harvard Invitational in Winter Garden, Fla. to open up its 2019 spring season.
Growing up in South Africa, freshman golfer Chloe Royston was always a tremendous competitor. In the classroom, she excelled as a student. In the pool, she aspired to become a Division I swimmer. Halfway through high school, however, she hit a major health roadblock and her athletic career was thrown into jeopardy.
By the end of Sunday’s action, Harvard had pieced together an aggregate score of 905, landing the squad tied for 16th place with No. 17 Oklahoma State, one of the event’s six ranked teams
Though Harvard did not capture the team Ivy League title, Michelle Xie found the top of the podium in individual rankings—shooting a 77-71-72 to win individual champion.