Last weekend, the girls’ golf team traveled to Florida for the Harvard Invitational and carded 880, its quality three-round event rating in application records. The Tigers’ preceding pleasant rounds have been the 884 that they had at Old Dominion’s Princess Anne Invitational this autumn and an 889 at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Invitational within the fall of 2017.
This yr marks the second one time in 3 years that Princeton has received the occasion. Princeton dominated in the event, taking pictures +16 to win by way of eleven shots over co-runners-up Penn and Harvard. The area included six of the seven Ivy League teams; Cornell does not have a team.
The Tigers had numerous noteworthy character performances, together with from sophomore Anabelle Chang and junior Maya Walton, who finished first and 2d ordinary and shot -four and -three, respectively. They have been of four gamers underneath par inside the event. Walton had her first career hollow-in-one in Sunday’s round, as well as holes in an eagle in Saturday’s play. Walton commented that even though she did not see the ball move in, she heard shouting from across the inexperienced and then found out she had sunk it on the par 3 sixth hole from 137 yards together with her 7 iron.
First-12 months Sophie Siminoff changed into also a pinnacle ten. She finished tied for the 6th region, shooting +6 over the three rounds. First-yr Emma Zhao was competing as a character on the match, so her score did no longer rely on Princeton’s team rating, but she nevertheless had a success weekend, completing in the pinnacle fifteen, capturing +10. Junior Annie Kong and senior Tiana Lau, the Tigers’ closing players, shot +20 and +23, respectively, to complete 32nd and tied for 35th, respectively.
Princeton has experienced a success 2018–2019 season to date, as this Invitational was their third crew stroke-play win. The first got here this fall, at the Towson Invitational in September and the Brown Invitational in October. This was Princeton’s 2nd stroke-play event of the spring, since the Tigers performed on the Valspar Augusta Invitational weeks in the past, in opposition to some of the state’s excellent teams.
Up subsequent for the Tigers is the Match Madness event at Fox Hollow in Branchburg, New Jersey, which Princeton hosts. Earlier this season, the Tigers performed an in shape-play event at Ball State’s occasion, in which they beat James Madison and Florida Atlantic and had been defeated through St. Leo (Fla.).
Afterward, Princeton will play inside the Ivy League Championship at The Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes, New Jersey. The Tigers might be trying to guard their identify and win the Ivy League title again for a 3-peat. This win would ship Princeton again to the NCAA regionals, in which they have grown to be regulars.