Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- The Harvard women's golf team put itself in a good position to win an unprecedented third-straight conference title, building an eight-stroke lead over its closest competitor on day one of the 2014 Ivy League Women's Golf Championships, Friday at the world-renowned Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.
Harvard finished the first day with a team score of 297, followed by Princeton (305), Yale (312), Columbia (316), Penn (320), Dartmouth (326) and Brown (343).
Three Crimson were among the top five individual golfers, including freshman Anne Cheng, who led the way with a two-under-par 70. She led the League with four birdies on the day. Cheng's teammates senior Bonnie Hu and sophomore Christine Lin each carded a 75 to finish the first day tied for third.
Princeton is in second-place with a 305. Last year's individual winner, senior Kelly Shon, is among four players tied for third with a 75, along with her teammate freshman Jordan Lippetz.
The second-best golfer through day one was Yale freshman Elizabeth Bernabe, who finished one-under after shooting 71.
The second day begins at 11:30 a.m. Brown and Dartmouth will tee off first, followed by Penn and Columbia, and finally Yale, Princeton and Harvard.
1. Harvard, 297 (+9)
2. Princeton, 305 (+17)
3. Yale, 312 (+24)
4. Columbia, 316 (+28)
5. Penn, 320 (+32)
6. Dartmouth, 326 (+38)
7. Brown, 343 (+55)
1. Anne Cheng, Harvard (-2, 70)
2. Elisabeth Bernabe, Yale (-1, 71)
T3. Bonnie Hu, Harvard (+3, 75)
T3. Christine Lin, Harvard (+3, 75)
T3. Jordan Lippetz, Princeton (+3, 75)
T3. Kelly Shon, Princeton (+3, 75)
T7. Sarah Knapp, Dartmouth (+4, 76)
T7. Erin Lo, Penn (+4, 76)
T7. Rachel Shi, Columbia (+4, 76)
T7. Tara Simmons, Dartmouth (+4, 76)