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April 26, 2014

Everything Comes Up Rainbows for Harvard on Day 2 of Women's Golf Championship

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- One minor rain delay was not enough to slow down the Harvard women's golf team, which matched its day one score to build an 18-stroke lead at the Ivy League Women's Golf Championship, which will conclude Sunday at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.

On the par-72, 6,278-yard Upper Course, the Crimson shot a 297 for the second-straight day and has a total team score of 594, 18 strokes ahead of second-place teams Princeton (305-307--612) and Yale (312-300--612). Harvard is looking to become the first-ever back-to-back-to-back Ivy League Champion.

Penn tallied a 295 on day 2, the best round of any team thus far in the Championship. The Quakers stand in fourth-place with a total score of 615, just ahead of Columbia (316-300--616). Dartmouth (326-327--653) and Brown (343-330--673) stand in seventh- and eighth- place, respectively, and will open the third day of competition at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Harvard freshman Anne Cheng remains the individual leader after shooting an even-par 72 on Saturday to give her a two-day score of 142. Her teammate junior Tiffany Lim carded a 70 on day two after finishing with an 80 on day 1 to move into third-place with a total score of 150. Yale freshman Elisabeth Bernabe (71-75--146) is four over par and in second-place.

Two others matched the tournament's single-round best on Saturday, as Yale junior Marika Liu and Penn junior Amanda Chin each recorded a 70 to finish the day tied for third and tied for sixth, respectively. Chin moved up 14 spots after opening Saturday tied for 20th.

The final day of the tournament begins at 8 a.m., with the first Dartmouth and Brown group teeing off. Columbia and Penn's first group will take to the course at 8:45 a.m. and Harvard, Princeton and Yale will see their first trio tee off at 9:30 a.m.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. Harvard, 297-297--594 (+18)
T2. Princeton, 305-307--612 (+36)
T2. Yale, 312-300--612 (+36)
4. Penn, 320-295--615 (+39)
5. Columbia, 316-300--616 (+40)
6. Dartmouth, 326-327--653 (+77)
7. Brown, 343-330--673 (+97)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
1. Anne Cheng, Harvard (-2, 70-72--142)
2. Elisabeth Bernabe, Yale (+2, 71-75--146)
T3. Tiffany Lim, Harvard (+6, 80-70--150)
T3. Marika Liu, Yale (+6, 80-70--150)
T3. Erin Lo, Penn (+6, 76-74--150)
T6. Amanda Chin, Penn (+7, 81-70--151)
T6. Hana Ku, Princeton (+7, 77-74--151)
T8. Christine Lin, Harvard (+8, 75-77--152)
T8. Michelle Piyapattra, Columbia (+8, 80-72--152)
T8. Kelly Shon, Princeton (+8, 75-77--152)