Women’s Golf Season Reaches Midpoint
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The 2013-14 women's golf fall season nears its midpoint with a number of Ivy League teams and golfers putting in strong performances in the year's opening weeks.
Defending champion Harvard is off to another solid start and also flashed some notable accolades earlier this month when head coach Kevin Rhoads was honored as the 2013 PGA New England Teacher of the Year.
The Crimson has kicked off the season with a first place performance in the Princeton Invitational on Sept. 14-15, setting a new record for lowest 36-hole and 54-hole score. Tiffany Lim took home individual honors.
Harvard wraps up the fall portion of its schedule on Oct. 27-28 at the Lehigh Invitational.
Princeton begins day two of action today at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas. Individually, Kelly Shon entered today tied for 17th while the Tigers sit in 13th place out of the 18-team field.
Following today's action, Princeton will take part in the Lehigh Invitational Oct. 27-28.
Yale's 2013 fall season is off to a very impressive start. The Bulldogs finished first in the Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 14-15, using a school-record 286 on Saturday. Freshman Elisabeth Bernabe won the individual medal with a score of 141 in her collegiate debut for Yale.
The Bulldogs followed up the victory with another team win as the host institution of the Yale Intercollegiate, taking the three-day tournament with a 290 team score on the final day.
Yale will next be in action Oct. 20-21 at the Sacred Heart Fall Classic in Milford, Conn.
Columbia finished third at the Princeton Invitational to open its 2013-14 campaign. Michelle Piyapattra led the Lions all three rounds, including a low-round 70 on day three to finish in second place.
The Lions will take the rest of fall and winter to prepare for the opening weekend of their spring season which begins March 11 in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Penn turned in a third place result at the Yale Intercollegiate on Sept. 20-22. The Quakers shot a 293 in Saturday's second round, tying a program-record for overall team score in a round.
Amanda Chin finished second overall for Penn, turning in a 69 on Saturday and a three-day overall score of 218.
Penn wraps up its fall schedule Oct. 26-27 at the 36-hole Delaware Invitational in Newark, Del.
Brown started off the fall season with a fourth place result at the Dartmouth Inviitational in Hanover, N.H. The Bears were paced by Stephanie Hsieh, who turned in cards of 73 and 75 for a two-day score of 148 to finish eighth.
Brown will also compete in the Delaware Invitational Oct. 26-27.
Dartmouth finished third out of the 11-team field as the host institution of the Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 14-15. The Big Green was led by senior Sarah Knapp who finished in 10th place after shooting a final round 77.
Dartmouth will also participate in the Lehigh Invitational coming up on Oct. 27-28.